DaSh 1s wrote:
And no I am not using the Wire as my bench, the competitor is using the Wire as his bench because he is collecting stats from Wire players. You got it all mixed up.
Well big league and fantasy waivers, are no where near similar in procedures, managers still use basic principle of blocking teams from acquiring players with waivers.
Um no. Because picking up free agents and having a FREE agent pool is built into the fabric of the game. But your move is artificially making the not FREE. In fact you are essentially taking players out of circulation, which skews the league. You are using the players as YOUR bench. You have that wrong. You are rendering those players unplayable, exactly as if they were on your team and you benched them. You guarantee their status. The player spot starting doesn't have the same guarantee because player C, D or E etc. could also pick up those starters independent of you and your adding dropping.
The streaming player may or may not have access to the FA pool of pitchers, but you DEFINITELY control those players. That's the crux. And that is why the mechanics of it have been changed on many sites. Note: that isn't the same as picking up a player to roster him to prevent another team from picking up the player.
And again, you face ZERO penalty for this. Whereas MLB teams do have to pay a price for it -- whether it's the contract, roster spot, trade etc. That is why your comparison is inapt. It costs you, the churner, nothing.