shawngee03 wrote: Matthias wrote:
Eagle Baseball wrote:I have not been involved in a league that mandates all starting positions must be filled and counting on every day.
It's not about mandating all starting positions be filled; it's about mandating that all starting positions not be exceeded
. There's only 5 Bench spots. He doesn't have to fill his starting roster but he can't have more than 5 on the bench. How he juggles that is up to him.
"The commish is making him drop 2 players to add 2 relief pitchers" - i beleive im suppose to say QFT, from the initial post. this is my first time using the QFt, so if i did it wrong let me know (i cant find a smiley that works good, sorry)
I'm sure if he dropped 2 players without adding 2 relief pitchers the commissioner really wouldn't care. It's not the adding that's the real issue; it's the dropping. It would be kind of silly not to use your relief spots; they're generally very little downside, but filling the spots really isn't the issue. And really, if you had
to fill them and didn't want to, you could choose some reliever that's on the DL or retired but still listed or whatever. He's trying to make this about forcing his roster because that has more of a sympathetic feel to it, but it's really about exceeding the roster spots.
shawngee03 wrote:now if a rule was set up beforehand, stating that you had to fill a full roster each day, or that you could not at any time exceed 5 bench spots...then i can see the point. but under general league set ups...especially on yahoo...that is not the way it is initially set up. or yahoo would not allow it, the way CBS gives you 0 points each day if you have an illegal lineup. yahoo does not, it keeps on counting stats...regardless if your starting spots are filled or not
The way I see it is that you have no more right to fill 7 out of 5 bench spots than you do to fill 5 out of 1 first baseman spots. Frankly, those aren't your spots to fill. And the whole analogy of, "benching players you don't want to play" really isn't the issue. He's not benching starters he doesn't want to start. He's benching starters that he can't fit into his designated lineup. That is what's causing the overflow. So it isn't even possible
for him to have a legal lineup and I think that's a crucial difference.
In any case, it's 2 weeks into the season. He has one understanding. The commissioner has another. The commissioner has the right to clarify the rules he set up. If the OP wants to get huffy about it and whine on here to try to get some sympathy (probably to walk back to show the poor commissioner, "See? I was right!") I don't have much sympathy for him. I think he's wrong in his interpretation and I think he's wrong in denying the commissioner the right to clarify the rules as he sees fit. And lastly, he's wrong in all of his wild attempts to find a loophole ("only hitters count against your bench".... pfffttttttt).
p.s. Improper usage of QFT. QFT is when someone makes a point that you agree with, not when you're citing them to support your argument. It's basically saying, "I agree." If you substitute in, "I agree" you'll see why it didn't work.
0-3 to 4-3. Worst choke in the history of baseball. Enough said.