Matthias wrote:Kimbos Beard wrote:Matthias wrote:I generally favor balancing stats versus limiting moves.
I'm guessing you have a standard 5x5 (W, ERA, WHIP, K, SV)? If so, you could add a couple of different stats to discourage streaming: K/BB would probably be the best. You would still have K's as a positive thing so people would have incentive to throw starters, especially quality starters, but throwing mediocre guys will then be hurting them in 3 categories.
Thats an alternative too. But if this is a keeper or if they drafted already you probably can't to add categories at this point.
Even in my keeper league, we allow changes if it has 2/3 approval.
I completely disagree. In a redraft league, once the draft has taken place, the league rules should be locked in unless changes get UNANIMOUS approval. In keepers, rule changes need to take place by new year's or so at the latest.
The reason for this, especially when considering rule changes that stop streaming, is that if one owner drafted his team with the league rules in mind, and planned on playing within the rules and employing streaming, it is not fair to yank the rug out from under him for the year by changing things midstream. If there is unanimous approval, so be it. But rosters absolutely should (need) to be built with an eye for the league's rules. Changing those rules undermines smart draft strategies.
To the OP, streaming is not a "cheap strategy", if the league rules allow it. It is a smart strategy employed by smart owners in order to win. If the rules allow it, good managers will utilize the practice. There is nothing wrong with wanting to change the rule, but to call it cheap is misguided.