ironman wrote:Heck if it was a good enough start I'd play them. I don't see much of a problem with this. If you had guys like Duke and Bonderman that aren't getting you the usual start for the week, I don't see the problem in bringing in an extra SP or two for a spot start. Its the guys that bring in a spot start all week as their rotation that is an issue.
I agree, I don't have any problems with spot starting when injuries leave you a little short. I've done that, and I'm comfortable when my opponents do it. To tell you the truth, come playoff time I've decided I'm not going to sweat it if my opponent starts piling on starters, either...I won't initiate those kind of battles, but if they want to do it, I'll follow suit. Different ways of managing your pitching staff makes things interesting in the playoffs.
In my current case, though, I think my best shot is to keep my innings low, and hope he eventually self-destructs. I'm not going to be competitive in W's or K's unless I really start piling on the SP's, which would screw me up for the next round. And probably guarantee that he would take WHIP and ERA in this round.