I just joined a CBS Points league with a $500 first prize, which I would very much like to win.

The point system is a little different.

APP - Appearances 1 point

CG - Complete Games 5 points

INN - Innings 1 point

K - Strikeouts (Pitcher) 1 point

NH - No-Hitters 30 points

PG - Perfect Games 50 points

S - Saves 5 points

W - Wins 10 points

1B - Singles 1 point

2B - Doubles 2 points

3B - Triples 3 points

BB - Walks (Batters) 1 point

CYC - Hitting for the Cycle 10 points

GSHR - Grand Slam Home Runs 5 points

HP - Hit by Pitch 1 point

HR - Home Runs 4 points

R - Runs 1 point

RBI - Runs Batted In 1 point

SB - Stolen Bases 1 point

Now the odd part of the league are the rules regarding the pitching. Relievers are basically worthless because saves are only worth 5. But thats not what Im trying to exploit.

The main rule that is odd is the fact that we are only allowed to have 6 starts a week. If you had a SP start a 7th game than not only do you lose the points from the 7th start but you also lose your highest scoring player for the week. So messing up with SP can cost you dearly.

But if you look at the pitching points and ignore the perfect game, and no hitters. Then pitchers scored almost nothing.

Say you have Santana, and he does his usual 1 APP, 8 IP, 1ER, 4 H, 10 K, 2 BB and the win. That would net you 25 points.

Say Holiday has a week where he hits 3 HR, scores 8 Runs, 10 RBI, 4 BB, 3 2B, 4 1B, and a HBP, thats 45 points. Now I know thats a great week. But look at the difference. Santana had a great start and yet it can only count as 1/6th of your pitching points for the week without counting the scraps your 1 RP will provide.

So my point is Should I try and trade my upper tier pitchers and bench players to stack my offense even more and rely on sleepers and lower tier pitchers every week.

Please let me know what you think. Heres what my team looks like. 10 team league. As you can see my offense is stacked already.

C- Estrada

1B- Morneau

2B- Weeks/F. Lopez

SS- Jeter

3B- A-Rod

OF- Vlad

OF- Holiday

OF- Pierre

Util- Chipper

SP- Sheets

SP- Lackey

SP- Kazmir

SP- Harang

RP- Putz

P- J. Patterson

P- R. Hill

Bench- Cuddyer, Baldelli, D. Bush, Lidge, Lily, F. Lopez, Kearns, Billingsley, T. Gordon