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I ask this with the greatest of respect: is zerg a real word?Ender wrote:Weekly lineups are more strategic. Daily lineups are more time consuming.
The only positive to daily lineups is injuries don't hurt as much. In weekly lineups if a guy gets hurt on Monday he's in your lineup giving 0 production all week. Since we switched to weekly the game has been much better so I much prefer it overall.
It mostly comes down to how you utilize your bench. In daily lineups you usually have one utility guy on your bench that you try to sub in whenever one of your other hitters has a day off. You carry a few extra pitchers and you swap in whomever is starting on a give day or you go a bit heavier on RP since you only need a few slots of SP's. In rare cases you might have a guy from a hitters park that you only play at home or platoon guys that you sub out based on who they play. There aren't any real choices involved you just stick in the appropriate person every day.
Weekly has the same basic strategies but you have to make harder decisions because they stick for a full week. Do I play my good SP who has 1 start or my mediocre one that has 2 starts. Do I play my Coors hitter who has 4 home games or my balanced guy. Do I play my platoon guy this week or sit him because the team is facing 3 lefty starters.
Finally the last advantage to weekly is it removes pitcher zerging(picking up FA pitchers and starting them then droping them and repeating so you get 10+ starts a week). At first we tried to stop it with an inning limit but then people just saved up innings for their tough weeks and zerged pitchers those weeks so it really didn't work. With weekly lineups pitcher cycling mostly goes away.
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