altmizzle wrote:lastingsgriller wrote:DaSh 1s wrote:
Well that is wrong.
I was talking on a much much smaller basis. I remember last year Blanton had a start against the Marlins during the championship week. I picked him up and activated the waiver process on him because my competitor was sport starting pitchers.
Blanton ended up going 7IP 0ER 9K that game for the W. I couldn't have been more proud of myself.
And I can compare the two because they both have the word Waiver in them. EDIT: forgot the to that statement
your opponent should not be spot starting pitchers. This is a clear unwritten rule of fantasy baseball. it's blatent cheating. the entire waiver wire is not part of your roster. streaming pitchers to get extra starts is just dirty. play with the roster you have. if you use the waiver wire, do so for the reason that you think a player on the wire is better than one of your own. not because he is starting tonight. It does not take skill to predict which pitchers are starting tonight. this cheapens the game.
Alright, I admit, I do this. But, I didn't realize this was an unwritten rule. Is it pretty universally thought of as "blatant cheating"? When playing in my H2H league, if I have a few weak pitchers, I don't see a problem spot starting. It still requires some manner of research. If you scout a good match up in advance, grab that pitcher and get a good line, nice job. If you do a poor scouting job and get burned, that's a risk you take also. I don't really consider it streaming because I don't attempt to have a full slate of starting pitchers going each day, I just look for what might be good match ups and if I can't find any, I roll with what I have. My 'moves' total is generally not too much higher than anyone else's by the end of the season. Most importantly, no one in my league has complained about it.
I am sorry. I have misused some terms and created some confusion. Spot starting pitchers is quite alright. a crafty move by a crafty owner that has put some thought into what he is doing. What I was referring to was "streaming" or "day trading" which is just picking up and dropping pitchers to try and get the most starts possible. this takes no thought whatsoever. My apoligies..