NZ Eff wrote:Dreamscape wrote:Just figured I would try this. It's not a loophole, but strategy. If it fails, it fails. But I think there is a chance it'll succeed so might as well ride it out. I had a catcher who was helping me minimally in three cats, hurting me in one significantly. His help was not improving my club. I don't feel like trading for another catcher unless he's elite so I might as well solidify my bench with a player that might help me in the UTIL spot win games.
Maybe Kurt Suzuki would help. But might as well see if this works. It's interesting that those who try it seem to think it could work and those who wouldn't say it can't work.
Kurt Suzuki is available and you have a vacant catcher spot. That defies belief. I tell you right now that no way Suzuki will hurt you any more than having no catcher. I would say without a doubt he will add value to your roster if you start him. He's hitting .283. I doubt your team avg. is better than that and you get a free 12 rbi and 19 runs plus a SB already this season to add onto your stats.
Man, I honestly can't believe we're having this discussion. It's a total no brainer.
In a roto league, the possibility of carrying no catcher and losing 1 point in R and RBi respectively, and 0 in HR is reasonable. It is also possible to gain, let's say, 3 points in AVG by starting no Catcher. In this scenario, which may not be the majority, or even probable (I'm just considering the possibility), the net gain is 1 point. I don't think it's too far fetched, so I understand why it is up for discussion. It'll never be an issue for me though, because as I said, in my leagues it'd be considered an illegal roster, and even if it wasn't, I wouldn't do it, because like you, I think you run a greater risk of hurting your team than helping, despite it not necessarily always being the case.