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noseeum wrote:Why is a goal of fantasy baseball to precisely mimic the job of a GM in baseball?
If that were the case, you'd have to create a bot that occasionally threatens to take your job away, then vetos a trade you're proposing because he hates the other player you're going for, then talks bad about you in the press, i.e. a baseball owner.
shortsavage wrote:Ok then, why is fantasy baseball what it is? If we agree that we know fantasy baseball began with Okrent's exercise to mimic the role of a GM, when did modern day fantasy baseball come around?
And why are people happy with games like roto 5x5 when they can be so misleading in understanding major league talent?
I guess my baseline assumption with fantasy baseball is that fans want to learn more about how players rank against eachother. Does 5x5 roto do the job?
shortsavage wrote:Amendment: I assume that fantasy fans either want to be able to compare players fluently or attempt to take on some of the duties that major league GMs have.
shortsavage wrote:Books were written about and stastistics were created for determining if Ty Cobb or Babe Ruth was the better baseball player.
A bigger question that I'm getting at is: why don't more people question traditional fantasy scoring systems?
shortsavage wrote:A bigger question that I'm getting at is: why don't more people question traditional fantasy scoring systems?
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