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bartjones wrote:I'm playing Yahoo Fantasy Baseball for the first time after years of playing fantasy hockey. It's a rotisserie league with the following roster positions
C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL
Unlike hockey, baseball players play almost everyday, so with 5 bench positions I'm constantly sitting OFs and IFs out who are actually playing. My league still has a lot of good starting pitchers available (Shields, Meche and Hendrickson to name a few).
My question is this. Doesn't it make sense to ditch 3 or 4 of my weaker OFs and IFs and pick up starting pitchers instead? At least you can sit pitchers who aren't starting and not feel like you are missing anything. Seems to me you'd get roughly the same offense but increase your chances in the IP, K and W categories for pitching. Any advice appreciated. Thanx in advance. Great forum here.
bartjones wrote:thanx, that's just what I was planning to do.
scottski51 wrote:One led by a newbie commish in std H2H, 12 team, 5x5 std scoring. The second led by friend at work (dumb Dodger fan to boot!) also H2H ,12 tm, but 7x7 scoring incl 2b,3b for hitters and Holds + HRs allowed for pitchers.
Both of my teams are balanced, i.e. both hitters and pitchers have 2 or 3 BN players. Heres the 1st league roster fwiw:
C- V. Martinez,1b
1B- Dan Johnson
2B- Damion Easley ss, 3b
3B- Chipper Jones
SS- Julio Lugo
OF- Ryan Doumit 1b,c
OF- Kevin Youkilis 1b,3b
Util- Jim Thome
BN- Albert Pujols !!!
BN- Curtis Granderson
SP- Jake Peavy
SP- Brandon Webb
RP- Dan Wheeler
RP- Jeremey Accardo
P- Gil Meche
P- Ervin Santana
P- Bob Wickman
BN- Matt Morris
BN- Jarrod Washburn
I have just had a trade accepted for Chipper and Washburn where I get Carlos Beltran and Ben Sheets.
I'm reading several threads here...that talk about carrying just the minimum hitters plus one or two, and use the majority of bench for more starting pitchers. Though I too agonize over leaving a hot hitter on the bench, I'm not beating myself up over it. Would you stick with
this roster and shuffle hitters (out against tough pitchers...in against lousy ones, etc.) or trade for more pitching. IF the latter, what am I trying to accomplish? Drown the opponent in Ks??? Seems to me the chances for higher ERA and WHIP goes UP with more starters used each week.
My second team has Derrick Turnbow for HOLDS. Should I trade a hitter for another H candidate? Say one of SDiegos ??
A couple teams in both leagues seem to be already following this heavy-on-the-pitchers rule. But many are not. I also like to get nearly a full lineup on mondays and thursdays when other guys are light. Carry a second catcher, Doumit just for that possibility.
So whaddya think? Your advise gladly considered. Thanks in advance.
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