I've been reading up a lot on a strategy called streaming where you rotate your starting pitchers every day to get the more starts every day in a head to head league with no maximum innings for pitchers. I am in three leagues. I am one and two in two of them, but my third is wavering between fourth and sixth, so I decided to give it a shot.
My league starts any combination of nine pitchers a day (SP & RP)
I have four starting pitchers I stick with -- Zito, Mussina, R Hernandez, and Mulder
I have four closers I stick with -- MacDougal, Williamson, Guardado, and Jorge Julio (thinking about dumping for Politte)
The rest of my pitchers (five spots) I have begun rotating daily so that I have at least three or four starting pitchers a day. I pick from the best pitchers and matchups for the following day who are still available. Most of the pitchers I drop I can usually pick up again, because everyone else in my league is pretty much staying pat with what they have. I figure I'll clean up in wins, saves, and Ks and take a gamble with ERA and WHIP -- win some and lose more. That gives me at least three of the five pitching categories and my offense is pretty solid, so I should take at least six wins a week.
What does everyone think of this strategy? Will it pull me out of the middle of the pack and into the playoffs (four teams make it). Any other suggestions?
It's time to roll the dice.