The topic is Injury Substitutions.
Key Note: Our lineups are set WEEKLY.
This actually became a problem in our basketball league - to keep it simple, a team lost a player to a broken nose after the FIRST game of the week, and he ended up missing 2 and 1/2 games total.
The complaint was that, in losing those 2 and 1/2 games, that the "better team" didn't win, however, that the team with more player starts won, which cost the team a run for the championship.
This obviously relates to baseball, as you can have the same situation happen (and we've had it and discussed it in the past here as well).
So, the thought was put forth: Why couldn't that owner sub out the injured player for a reserve option?
So, what say you all? Do you have any rules around injury substitutions. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Some things that have already come up from the league:
Would you get all points for the injured player up until the point where you would swap him out? OR, would you negate the injured players score manually for the entire week, and, then that owner only gets the substituted player's points instead [for the whole week]...
I guess the flip side to that is if you have a SP or another Position Player who plays awfully that week, and, at the last moment, gets hurt, allowing you to swap him out for someone who tore it up that week, you could have an unfair advantage [or cheat the system, so to speak]...