Why does everything think I need a #1 pitcher? Just curious. With the pitchers I have, I am consistently competing week-to-week in every pitching category but will occasionally lose CG, overall I have actually won more pitching cats than not and I usually do well with hitting (not so much past week or two, but that's because I've gotten unlucky matchups - the hitting lineup I have should be among the better hitting lineups in the league). With so many pitchers I am frequently ahead in Qs, Ws, and Ks, and my ERA/WHIP isn't hurt by one bad matchup. Also, it means that one very good pitcher would have less of an effect on my overall pitching cats, since I have a ton of innings pitched so their results are diluted. What's the reasoning behind the "you need a #1 pitcher" suggestion?
I recently traded away C.C. for Soto and Ibanez (back when C.C. was horrible) and even now I'm not sure I wouldn't do that trade again, as Soto has been a tremendous help and C.C. would only offer me marginally better stats per week (maybe 1 more Q, 1 more W, 5-6 more Ks, and one less run given up per week than any of my other pitchers on average, and that's assuming C.C. has a good game which obviously won't be every week).