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whats wrong with batters on bench?

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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:33 am

in h2h leagues where there are no innings pitched limits i find it more useful to have pitchers take up the bench spots. sometimes its extra relievers to help with ratios and sometimes its extra starters for wins/k. i find the pitchers generally get used more than my bench bats. ultimately it depends on your team and the rest of the league. if you have some holes in your offense its probably better to use the bench for bats until you get things straightened out. sometimes the rest of the league loads up on pitching leaving lots of quality bats late in draft or on the wire. pick some up and trade for pitching later.
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Postby josebach » Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:04 am

Even though it's not a setting in Yahoo, we have a league rule where each team can have no more than 10 active pitchers at any given time. On a 21 man roster, this means that people will be required to use at least 2 of their 5 bench spots on position players. We thought this was a little more realistic and fair. I don't like feeling like I have to use all 5 of my bench spots on pitchers to be competitive in all of the pitching stats. Limiting the pitchers to 10 levels the playing field. I'm all about leagues that emphasize quality over quantity. We charge $2 per move in our league also which stops people from churning pitchers.
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