ischuldt wrote:If there is a way for the major league team to option a player like liriano to the minors, and we have a minor league system I would think it would make sense to allow the fantasy league team to do something similar.
I don't think that's really true. There's plenty of things in the MLB that make no appearance in fantasy baseball.
What you're really trying to do is make something fit where it doesn't belong. I just wouldn't mess with it, to be honest with you.
Agreed. In MLB, you're either in the minors or you're not. So if you want it like that, anyone on a minor league roster can be on yours. Anyone in the majors must be in the majors. But that's not what you have. You want the flexibility of leaving a guy in the minors if he's been called up. And you don't want a veteran who's just doing some rehab starts on a minor league roster, like Clemens, say.
So you're already not duplicating what MLB does. In fact, you name Roger Clemens as a guy you don't want on a minor league roster. What's the difference between Liriano and Clemens? Nothing. They're both veterans.
You don't make rule based on individual cases. You make rules to support the vast majority of cases. To me, this boils down to "this sucks I have to use a roster spot to keep Liriano. How can I get out of that?" I don't mean to ridicule you, but really, if someone else owned him, I'm sure you'd see it's pretty simple. The guy's a vet, and he's not on the DL. He's either a free agent, or he's on your roster, plain and simple.
Decisions like this are exactly why FLB is cool. Does it make sense to hold him or drop him? Will he reward you in the second half or not? I don't know, but put your chips down and make your bet. Don't try to make things easier. Enjoy the challenge.