garf112 wrote:illegal lineups? that seems a bit ridiculous. i like Yahoo because keeping a guy on the DL that is active is a viable strategy. what would happen if you didn't want to play a catcher?
It's a strategy but it kind of defeats the purpose of limiting bench spots. In a perfect world (for me at least) your roster would be locked from making other moves if you had a player that had to be removed from the DL. Pretty much ensuring that the guy that is online updating his roster takes care of his DL'd player while the guy that is traveling doesn't get nailed by an illegal lineup.
I can understand to an extent requiring a full lineup in a roto league so a guy couldn't just play for ratios. But in a pts league there really isn't any benefit to not starting a guy. Over a significant sample size every MLB starter easily scores positive pts in every format that I've seen (yes there probably is some strange formats).