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Postby Baseballer02 » Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:09 am

Now that it's playoff time, there's a team in the playoffs that is now cycling through starting pitchers on the waiver wire making sure that he has at least one starter every day. Is there any strategy to defend against this, 'cuz this easily gives him a jump on W's and K's and maybe more if it works out decently for him. If me and the guy both win our matchups this week, we'll be facing each other, so I need to figure out what to do. My pitching staff is pretty decent, should I look at spot starting some starters?

Sp-Johan Santana
Sp-Carlos Zambrano
Rp-Octavio Dotel
Rp-Latroy Hawkins
P-Chad Cordero
P-Danny Kolb
P-Al Leiter
Bench-Jose Contreras
Bench-Jake Peavy
Bench-Roy Oswalt
Bench-Brandon Webb
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Postby Thats NOT Snowflake » Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:15 am

CHURN the pitchers you think he's going to pick up a day before he does.

Pick up and drop the SP's that you think have good matchups and block him from doing it.
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Postby demondemon » Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:29 am

Do NOT churn. What he is doing is not illegal. Churning is.

Either spot start with him or hope you'll beat him in all other cats.
Your staff is solid.
And I believe Santana is getting 2 starts next week.
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Postby thriftyrocker » Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:07 pm

I closely won a playoff game last week because the guy tried to chase my lead in Ks because he was too afraid I'd spot start him to death. He started off with great Ws by Colon and Sabathia while my Schmidt blew up. After my spot starts of Robertson and Tomko got me a healthy K lead, he pulled in a Santos start, and I made up so much ground in the ratios that I swept pitching and won the game. If you have a good staff, don't spot start. If, like me, you've only got 4 decent starters, then pulling in someone vs. ARI or KC is your only strategy at this point.
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Postby Bloody Nipples » Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:11 pm

be care with KC, though. They have scored 26 and now 17 runs in games in the last week. They are bad, but they can also explode for some serious scoring. If you want to take advantage of that, though, start somebody against them the day after an explosion, cause they most likely will not do it again. Mussina is going today, and I am very confident in him for this game.
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Postby thriftyrocker » Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:19 pm

My opponent has Moose, so I am hoping we get some more randamagic today.
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Postby Thats NOT Snowflake » Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:52 pm

demondemon wrote:Do NOT churn. What he is doing is not illegal. Churning is.

Either spot start with him or hope you'll beat him in all other cats.
Your staff is solid.
And I believe Santana is getting 2 starts next week.


Please show me where in Yahoo does it say that churning is illegal ???

There is NOTHING in the Yahoo system that will prevent a team from picking up & dropping multiple SP's in one given day without ever using them.

Unsportsmanlike - YES
Cheesy strategy - YES

Illegal - NO
Can Yahoo stop you from doing it - NO
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Sep 14, 2004 1:39 pm

Yahoo Rules wrote:All league-related transactions will be executed with the intent of improving the owner's team and/or its standing within the league.


Churning is not illegal. You're attempting to improve your standing in the league, which is clearly stated as legal in rule #1. If it's a private league then the commish sets the rules and Yahoo default rules don't apply. Unless of course your commish says you have to play by the Yahoo rules.
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Postby Chopper » Tue Sep 14, 2004 1:40 pm

http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/baseball/brules/brules-26.html
No owner will make any roster moves (including waiver claims, trade proposals, etc.) whose sole purpose is to hamper the play of other owners.
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Sep 14, 2004 1:41 pm

It's sole purpose is not to hamper the play of others, it's to improve your standing in the league.
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