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great gretzky wrote:One of the biggest disappointments of growing up and being an "adult" is discovering that most people don't actually grow up at all, they just get more adept at hiding it. It really is amazing at how much like babies some supposedly mature people can act.
great gretzky wrote:One of the biggest disappointments of growing up and being an "adult" is discovering that most people don't actually grow up at all, they just get more adept at hiding it. It really is amazing at how much like babies some supposedly mature people can act. I mean, I guess the case can be made in cases where someone declines to play a catcher or something ... but I never subscribed to those arguments. The fun of being the owner of a team is making those roster decisions yourself. Ultimately, I think they sound immature, and in my opinion, not that bright. It wasn't underhanded at all, as you had to sacrifice to achieve it -- i.e. your penalty was not getting points in saves. You have the right to allocate your team as you see fit in my eyes, tell them to pound sand, or don't use P slots at all. I know you said SP/RP eligiblity. Thing with that is, if you don't use P slots, then you get a double whammy in penalty, as you lose the save points, AND there aren't tons of aces with that dual eligibility anyway, so you take a slight hit in quality.
In real life, teams can construct their roster anyway they wish, so long as they don't go over the limit. I think that same ethic applies here, it's your decision.
I really am at a loss...so this year's loophole has been shifted to RP's as it appears to me and some other fantasy managers.
The Taint Bros. (he's referring to me and last year's league champ) will now hoard as many closers as possible and play them every night their starters are not starting...this carousel of RP's will allow them to get lots of quality innings, a skewed number of saves and almost no downside to the numbers accumulated by the starters.
You know it pains me to think that 6 managers simply put their effort into drafting and picking up the best talent per position and use their bench and DL spots to replace injured or innefective players not use as a carousel of players to gain an unlikely and ridiculous advantage. It is not illegal and maybe not even cheating but it really isn't sportsmanlike or gentlemanly in a league consisting of friends...for god's sake its been like 2 weeks and [Doughhead] has a nice lead in saves although they are all mediocre relievers (Valverde, Corpas, Soria, Capps) and we all see where the trend will lead over a whole season.
I really have a hard time believing that these sort of shenanigans exist in experts leagues My guess is they have a gentlemen's agreement to play positions the way they are intended.
I think after this year there is only one proposition left that will keep the Taint Bros. from finding a loophole in the system and abusing it...its to abolish all bench spots (keep DL spots for injured stars and increase them if necessary). This makes all managers play their players how we all intended when these pools started. Although most of us already understand that!
I also gaurantee that the Taint Bros. did not each stumble into this "strategy" coincidentally at the same time...one of them noticed this loophole, told the other and both loaded up on all available closers.
Doughhead wrote:I felt then, and still feel now, that we did absolutely nothing wrong in taking the approach we took. And I think it’s really low that a few of my leaguemates essentially refuse to recognize what was a well-earned victory on the part of my friend.
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