josebach wrote:Real teams came into play because you said a bad fantasy team has just as much chance of winning as a good team on any given week. Just like in real baseball, a good fantasy team has a much better chance of winning than a bad team does. To imply otherwise (as you did) is ridiculous.
Real teams don't come into play because fantasy baseball is different than real baseball. Is there a league out there where you can only start 1 starter per day, a couple of middle relievers, and one closer? How about only starting guys who are playing at the same ballpark for both teams? You put a third of the lineup of one team in Colorado and a third of the other team in Los Angeles and then add up the runs, homers, rbi, average, and steals. They do that kind of thing in real baseball?
Two completely different games and no matter what rules are made, fantasy baseball will never be the same as real baseball.
Josebach wrote:Call it what you want. I call it fun. Anyway you cut it, roto is completely void of so many of the elements that people consider to be fun about fantasy baseball... or real baseball for that matter. Calling it "immediate gratification" isn't convincing anybody that these elements are not fun or that people that play H2H are less sophisticated than those that play roto.
I'm not saying H2H isn't, or can't be fun to play. I'm simply saying that the majority of H2H players want immediate results and immediate things to be happy or mad about (preferably happy of course). Instant gratification. Not really that big of a deal and not real sure why you are stuck on that. The entire world is about immediate gratification, so it's really not that big of a deal.
Josebach wrote:A scoring system that eliminates teams from winning the league as early as roto does, seriously affects the integrity of the league.
Who cares if you win a league or have the best statistical team when half of the people in the league stopped caring half-way through the season. H2H keeps people honest... a lot more so than roto ever could.
Seems you understand that most people don't want to put the work into their team that it takes to win a roto league after a bad start. Due to underproducers and injuries a few years back (think it was '99, but might have been '00), I was sitting 9th out of 12 teams at the All-Star Break in a roto league. Guess what? I ended up winning that league. I spent hours and hours every day trying to do whatever I could to pull that team up out of the misery it was in. Ended up pulling off something like 6 trades and really followed the hot hitters/pitchers for adds and drops. I had more transactions in that league than I've ever had in my life in any league I've played. Was it worth it? Absolutely. Would I do all of that to beat another team for a 7 day stretch? Not a chance. Just not worth it to me.
Lets just say that I'm glad MLB doesn't share your opinion. Comparing year long statistics to determine the best team? I'm sure fans would be lined up around the corner to see that.
Real baseball and fantasy baseball are fantastic things, but they are not anywhere in the same ballpark as far as reality is concerned. Two completely, and extremely different things. Just a fact of life.
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