rainman23 wrote:Yeah, can be an effective strategy if one or two guys do it. Not at all if half the league gets into it. And at this point -- congratulations! -- whoever started this has f'ed up a potentially good league. It's an exceedingly lame strategy, for those who aren't particularly interested in the "baseball" part of fantasy baseball.
By the way -- I always subscribed to that idea that these guys were cutting their own throat, because they had to be sacrificing ERA and WHIP. Well, I've been convinced by some other players that this ain't necessarily so. If you're starting 20 guys a week, it's going to be tough for you to get a ratio that varies too far from the mean -- the mean for second tier pitchers, admittedly. You're probably not going to have a horrendous ERA or WHIP. If your opponent is starting 7 guys, a couple bad performances can hurt him badly. You're going to win these categories a healthy percentage of the time.
lol - 7? hes going to end up with probably 12 or 13 starts. maybe more. if you look at his pitching roster, he ends up with a ton of guys with -- next to their name. meaning, not on the team anymore but has stats that counted for the week (ie. had em, picked up stats, then dropped em quick).
edit: i do understand what you are saying but what sucks about this strategy backfiring is that he will AUTOMATICALLY get wins and Ks. thats 2 of the 5 categories.
the 2 that can hurt him are ERA and K/BB ratio...but since he automatically gets wins and Ks, the WORST he can do is 2-2. the ERA and K/BB is a bonus...if he gets it, great. if not, he came out even no matter what. its a no lose situation for him.
(the last pitching category is saves)