Diamond Miners wrote:But why is it ok to run 4 SPs but not ok to run 4 closers? Each team has there own strategy, let them run it.
The point is, there is a max # of innings you can use. Sure a guy can run 4 SP's out there for a month or so, but then he's out of innings. When you can have extra closers and others can't, it's an advantage. Closers earn more points per inning than starters do, and when you have an innings maximum, it allows you to really maximize them. I don't know your settings, but I played in a total points league last year, and it was a big advantage to have Papelbon, plain and simple.
And yeah, you're totally right, it is all just strategy, and I exploited it to great benefit last year. This posters question was to try and limit this happening, and that's all I was responding to.
I plan on doing it again this year.
And there are a few more potential guys for this year that I do not want to mention considering my league reads all this stuff, lol. But I see at least 3 or 4 right out of the gate, and there are always another couple that spring up during the year.
Bottom line, if I have 4 SP spots and 2 RP spots, and each day I can start 4 or 5 closers, along with my 1 or 2 best starters for that day, that's an advantage, and that's what this poster is trying to aviod.