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Postby Baseballer02 » Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:06 am

In one of my championship matchups, my opponent has begun filling up his roster with the probably starting pitchers for each day because he's so far down in ERA/WHIP but only two wins and a handful of K's behind me. I just came up with my defense to that, as I picked up Ryan Drese and Joe Kennedy for tomorrow. Does anyone see anymore favorable matchups for tomorrow? To let you know my strategy, it isn't to churn all the probable pitchers, but pick out the ones with the best looking matchup each day so that hopefully the pitchers left that my opponent picks up all explode and totally ruin his chances of winning. Does anyone else think this could work? It makes sense to me, let me know what you think.
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Postby davus » Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:31 am

If you pick them up but don't play them at all then technically you are still churning and I would consider it unethical.
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Postby Baseballer02 » Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:34 am

davus wrote:If you pick them up but don't play them at all then technically you are still churning and I would consider it unethical.


Where did I say I didn't plan on playing them?
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Postby davus » Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:41 am

Baseballer02 wrote:
davus wrote:If you pick them up but don't play them at all then technically you are still churning and I would consider it unethical.


Where did I say I didn't plan on playing them?


Where did I say that you said that?
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:57 am

davus wrote:
Baseballer02 wrote:
davus wrote:If you pick them up but don't play them at all then technically you are still churning and I would consider it unethical.


Where did I say I didn't plan on playing them?


Where did I say that you said that?


Where did he say that you said that he said that?

Anyway, ethics are BS, and rules are what matters. If it's within the ruels, pick them up, and don't start them. Hell, pick them up and drop them to waivers if it's within the rules. He's exploiting the rules to beat you, you'd be dumb not to exploit the rules to beat him.
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Postby davus » Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:59 am

LBJackal wrote:
davus wrote:
Baseballer02 wrote:
davus wrote:If you pick them up but don't play them at all then technically you are still churning and I would consider it unethical.


Where did I say I didn't plan on playing them?


Where did I say that you said that?


Where did he say that you said that he said that?

Anyway, ethics are BS, and rules are what matters. If it's within the ruels, pick them up, and don't start them. Hell, pick them up and drop them to waivers if it's within the rules. He's exploiting the rules to beat you, you'd be dumb not to exploit the rules to beat him.


As far as I know, player churning is not within the rules even though the tool allows it. Nice to see that you think ethics are BS though. :-t
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Postby Danimal » Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:14 am

So churning is unethical? I disagree. I'm down two saves in my championship series and picked up Spier and Putz in hopes of picking up a save or two in the final four days. Is that unethical?
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Postby Baseballer02 » Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:17 am

Danimal wrote:So churning is unethical? I disagree. I'm down two saves in my championship series and picked up Spier and Putz in hopes of picking up a save or two in the final four days. Is that unethical?



That's not unethical, but that's not churning.
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Postby Chopper » Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:23 am

Anybody else reminded of Phil Connors?
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Postby great gretzky » Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:31 am

its not churning if you keep them on your roster.

I pick up players, especially pitchers to have on hand while I CONSIDER playing/dropping them.

There is a major difference. He isn't just picking up and dropping to exploit the waivers. You are allowed to pick up players to play "keep away" to some measure.

so if you were set at 1b and corner IF, say you have tex and helton, and someone dropped thome. do you let him sit there because you don't need him? no.

you are allowed to pick up the best options from the wire, even if you don't use them.
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