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Postby GiantFan666 » Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:12 am

Just my $.02 but the way I have always understood it is

Churning = Picking up players without any intention of starting them on your roster i.e. picking up all of the starters for the next day and immediately releasing them...

Streaming = Picking up players and starting them for the next days
game and then dropping them.. thus you have a steady stream of players going through your roster...
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Postby ukrneal » Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:34 am

Streaming - that's new to me, but it makes a lot more sense.

So we'd have:

Spot Starting
Streaming
Churning

Any others?
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Postby MadMobius » Fri Sep 17, 2004 10:46 am

Finally, someone (ukrneal) that also thinks CHURNING means all of what this thread is talking about. This sounds like a lot of nitpicking between what churning is or isn't, it's ALL churning.

A lot of people like to go heavy on offense and then have 1 or 2 good starters and basically create a revolving door of starters. How is this any different between the "churner" who adds and drops players to block? Basically, the "spot starter" has an unlimited bench also right? I mean how can you justify 15-20+ starts in a 1 week period? ridiculous!!!.......as a stock broker, try to explain to the SEC that you're not churning clients portfolio's since you held the stocks for a couple of days, "no really, that was in my clients best interest", yeah, and your next work related phrase will be "would you like to supersize that"

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BEST SOLUTION (came up with this year and will implement next year) - transaction limits for the regular season with a $1 penalty for every transaction over. In the playoffs, you can swap out injured players for free but other roster moves are now $5 per. Go ahead and churn on that, or spot start on that or whatever the kids are calling it these days!!! ahahahahaa rule!!
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Postby George_Foreman » Fri Sep 17, 2004 3:30 pm

max innings are the best solution in roto leagues; for weekly, the best way is probably move limits. 'course, then you get people like me who save 15 moves until the playoffs and spot-start the hell out of it while the other guy used all of his moves during the regular season.

then again, maybe that's just better planning on my part. :-D
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