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Postby BenE25Bonds » Tue Feb 22, 2005 5:18 am

i've been playing fantasy baseball for about the last 6 seasons and i haven't been in a league where a manager drafts awesome hitters and then picks up whoever is pitching that day, but i was wondering if this is illegal or just frowned upon? because i was going to try it in a yahoo public this season to see how it works out. it seems like you will win the 5 hitting categories and wins and K's while surrendering era and whip in a normal 5x5 league. i hear a lot about this strategy and was wondering why everyone doesn't do it if it's so invincible?
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Postby Lofunzo » Tue Feb 22, 2005 5:32 am

My school of thought is that I like to play leagues that show who has the best team. That said, public leagues are a joke in this regard. Picking up players occasionally to win a cat is O.K. Churning 3 players daily is wrong. Playing public leagues will really test your patience. :-°

I would recommend either playing private leagues with your friends or being the commish in public leagues and limiting transactions. :-?
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Re: dumping/picking up pitchers in h2h league

Postby bleach168 » Tue Feb 22, 2005 5:48 am

BenE25Bonds wrote:i hear a lot about this strategy and was wondering why everyone doesn't do it if it's so invincible?


It's not fun. I did it once just to see if it worked. It worked pretty good. I showed my friend who did it the next year. It worked again. Now, neither of us do it because it gets old really quick.
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Re: dumping/picking up pitchers in h2h league

Postby Lofunzo » Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:03 am

bleach168 wrote:
BenE25Bonds wrote:i hear a lot about this strategy and was wondering why everyone doesn't do it if it's so invincible?


It's not fun. I did it once just to see if it worked. It worked pretty good. I showed my friend who did it the next year. It worked again. Now, neither of us do it because it gets old really quick.


Sorry. I missed this part. Not only does it get old fast but it is also a questionable process because your ERA and WHIP generally suffer.
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Postby foulballstrike3 » Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:52 am

This is a huge problem w/ the 5X5 league that I do. There are 14 teams, the entrance fee is over $200, and everyone is trying to pick up and bogart pitchers. With the daily lineup changes, this makes for a very stressful year.
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Postby Lofunzo » Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:50 pm

foulballstrike3 wrote:This is a huge problem w/ the 5X5 league that I do. There are 14 teams, the entrance fee is over $200, and everyone is trying to pick up and bogart pitchers. With the daily lineup changes, this makes for a very stressful year.


Couldn't you just cap transactions?? :-?
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:23 pm

I never play Yahoo public h2h leagues for this very reason. I'm not a fan of this style, but that's just my preference. I stick to private leagues for h2h that have rules to make this strategy a little less common. It's perfectly legal however if there are no rules against it.
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Postby 9er Fan » Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:56 pm

Yes, it works and the strategy is pretty much unbeatable. It does get old, however, and as someone that's practiced it for a couple seasons, you're definitely glad when baseball is over and you don't have to hit the waiver wire at 12:00am for the nightly 'waiver wire race'.

Basically we imposed a rule in our league that anytime you add a pitcher to your roster, he must remain on your team for 1 full week before you can drop him (unless he goes on the IR). This pretty much brought the practice to a screeching halt.
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