Along the same lines, what you could do is get two good middle relievers, which will equate to one top tier pitcher. Food for thought. Check it out:
Combined numbers of Brad Lidge and Johan Santana (who might not even be drafted unless it's a pretty deep league):
5W 1SV 66K 2.07ERA 1.11WHIP in 61IP
4W 0SV 62K 2.83ERA 1.03WHIP in 60.1IP
So two REALLY late round picks or waiver wire picks turns into a Pedro Martinez. Not too shabby. Gotta make sure you pick up the relievers that will have opportunities to get the wins from behind though, not just any ol' reliever.
And YankFan51's suggestion does work, but only in leagues with no innings caps and leagues that are not very deep, otherwise there will only be shit on the wire. Plus you have to basically draft the perfect hitters that are 5 tool and won't get injured. So it's not really a viable option in a real league. In our money league last year the commish designed the league with this very thought in mind (I thought nothing of it preseason). SB was not a category and we had some insane pitching categories like IP and Outs (exactly the same thing double counted). So he did exactly what YankFan51 suggested because that's exactly how he built the league. Anyways, he finished second, behind me of course
Last edited by BankRoll on Thu May 22, 2003 5:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.