Entering the 3rd year of my 16-team H2H league... The first year the acquisitions (free agent + waiver pick-ups) limit was 40, last year we raised it to 50, and this year I'm proposing we raise it to 60.
What have you found to be a good acquisitions limit?
As I see it, there are two schools of thought. The first is that the acquisitions limit is part of the league strategy and that a manager should take pause before picking someone up. The other is that the acquisitions limit is simply in place to prevent churning and streaming, particularly in a H2H league. I am of the latter, and that was the original intent of the rule. I think 60 is still a reasonable number that allows for managers to make reasonable pick-ups without churning or streaming, save the occasional strategic spot start, which IMO is OK. What do you think?
Also, what is your opinion/experience with having separate rules on acquisitions for the playoffs? The problem we've found with a yearly cap is that some teams hoard a number of acquisitions and use them to basically stream during the playoffs, inflating their pitching stats (we have IP as a 6th category which further compounds the problem...don't ask). Should this be their prerogative since everyone was playing by the same rules and well aware of the season limit? Or should it be unfair for churning and streaming to be occurring in the playoffs with so much on the line? For example, should there be a max of 2 acquisitions a week or something? Unfortunately, ESPN has no such setting, so I would have to manually monitor and enforce it.
Thanks for your help.