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John Bonzo wrote:Who else are you keeping? With this strategy, its pretty important to try to trade for Gange i would think. I think its a possibilty for this strategy to work, as long as no one else is using the strategy as well.
Apex wrote:The theory I'm considering is to virtually eliminate starting pitchers from my team. My thought is that while I'll finish in last lace in IP, W, CG and Shut-Outs, I'll finish at or near the top in the rest of the categories. (I should point out that we have a maximum of 1250 innings, but no minimum.)
grammysboy wrote:The next question I would ask is: How many pitchers do you have to keep on your roster. If you must keep nine, you may find it difficult to fill all the positions with quality relievers.
grammysboy wrote:The major flaw to this strategy is those "blow-ups" that closers and relief pitchers have. Ex. Damaso Marte has an ERA of 2.something and a WHIP of 1.1-something. He only pitches about seven innings a week, so when he goes in and gives up four hits and 3 runs in the seventh inning his ERA goes ballistic and the WHIP really starts to suck. With nine relievers on your roster, you may only get 60-70 innings a week which really magnifies those bad appearances. As the season progresses these "blips" will become less noticable, but they will really show in the first half of the season.
grammysboy wrote:It would be time consuming, but you could go back to last season to see how your plan would have worked that year. If you have lots of time, do a couple of years to get a real "feel" for the effectiveness of this strategy.
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