gravenewworld wrote: BitterDodgerFan wrote:
with this strategy you can beat public leaguers who doesnt stream against you.
wait, was this strategy used in a public league? or was this a serious money league?
This was in a private league, with people that have been playing for over a decade. We have a limit of 3 pickups per week to prevent streaming.
If you eliminated streaming, than this strategy should work most of the times, but still can be beaten.
But I assume you don't use Yahoo's default 10 IP limit, and have the limit set over 20, so no one can take ERA and WHIP by using only relievers.
gravenewworld wrote:I don't know why anyone in their right mind would waste time in a league that allows streaming. Streaming isn't baseball. One team shouldn't lose because they have a 9 man rotation while the other team has the equivalent to a 20 man rotation.
Exactly what Im saying for years.
gravenewworld wrote:Even if you stream, it is still quite difficult to beat. Streamers typically lose ERA and WHIP, and it is almost impossible to stream for SVs. If you ahve a good staff, 5 closers, and a ton of leadoff hitters that steal you can likely R, SB, AVG, SV, ERA, WHIP against a streamer. You even have room to lose 1 category for a 5-5 tie.
You assume that no one else is drafting closers. In my leagues there are several people always paying big bucks for closers. So 5 closers isn't an assurance that you win saves.
I even lost a matchup with 4 closers vs a team that had only 2.
But if a streamer only drafts closers then your in trouble.
And it's not difficult to beat you at all.
Streamers pick up 3-4 starters daily, so they will take K's for sure. And they have a better chance to get Wins too.
And don't assume to win Runs either! This was already discussed earlier in this or in another forum.
So streamer takes the 4 hitting cats, Wins and Ks, plus got 5 closers too.
No effort needed.