stogusmaximus wrote: Gang Green wrote: kingctb27 wrote:
I've seen this work for teams in h2h leagues that go on to win the championship.
OK, fine, I overstated that a bad manager could win a league by churning a roster. I'm guilty as charged. However, all of you have stated, "as long as there are IP or GP limits, I have no problems with unlimited transactions." I believe in Stogusmaximus's league, there aren't any limits in IP, GP or transactions. He's made over 100 transactions. What then? There has to be some sort of limit to maintain structure and fairness. I always take my league seriously and when we started out, we had no limits either. I would get home from work, jump on the computer to check on my team and find that 3 or 4 guys (who were in college at the time) had devoured up all the FA's with an ounce of upside. I argued for IP or GP limits for the upcoming year but most of the league had A.D.D. and didn't want to do it. So we settled on a transaction limit. Some type of order is needed.
No trans limit, no IP limit, no GP limit.
8 managers we all work/worked at the same company, playing in a private league. We have playing the same 8 managers for 4 or 5 years now. We are all computer programmers, we sit in front of the computer for 9, 10, 11 hours a day. Why does this mean there is no structure, and no fairness?
Take a look at my draft
V. Guerrero,R. Oswalt,B. Lidge,É. Rentería,M. Loretta,V. Wells,R. Clemens,R. Sexson,K. Foulke,M. Lowell,C. Pavano,L. Berkman,S. Green,B. Inge,C. Carpenter,T. Hafner,Od. Pérez,M. Morris,P. Konerko,B. Wilkerson,A. Jones,W. Williams,J. Suppan,J. Lane
Is that a poor draft? I don't think so, not great, but by no means poor.
Look at who I have kept.
V. Guerrero,R. Oswalt,B. Lidge,V. Wells,R. Clemens,R. Sexson,K. Foulke,L. Berkman,C. Carpenter,T. Hafner,A. Jones
Am I a poor manager for cutting bait on Pavano, Lowell, and Rentería?
Am I a poor manager for trading Od. Pérez, M. Morris, and P. Konerko and others for ARam, Mora, Roberts, Turnbow and IRod?
Am I a poor manager for replacing Loretta, and Foulke?
Am I a poor manager for jumping on C. Young, Capuano, Duke, Street, Roberts, and Francoeur?
There are many ways to play this game. Some people prefer to spend the off season getting draft ready, others prefer to play the WW. Some people are "Set and Forget" while others are constantly tweaking. Some people make decisions based on previous years and projections while others play who's hot now. While there are many ways to play, there is one common goal and that is to win.