I don't know how much experimentation has been done in the past with this, but I have the opportunity to start two "RPs" in Feliz and Sale that are both currently full-time, solid starters. I know it's early, but my plan to dominate K's and Wins with six solid starters and the occasional Saves victory with two relievers that project at around 40 saves isn't looking very good at this point, as I'll likely be 0-4 in Ks and Wins at the end of this week. One problem I foresee with this, is that I'm guaranteed to lose Saves 100% of the time (unless we tie 0-0 which I highly doubt would happen more than once for the season), and my team is on pace for about 40 steals for the season, another category I'm going to lose every week without making significant starting roster changes. So, come playoff time, with consistency out the window, I'm in an 0-2 hole and need to win at least 5 of 8 other categories, and if I run into a buzzsaw week from an opponent's slugger I'm toast. The good news is, I'd likely be able to get some halfway decent value for at least Valverde with the rash of closer injuries and very questionable closers that have been used so far.
Anybody have any experience or observations with this? Is it something that sounds good on paper, and is generally counterproductive?
1B: Freeman 2B: Craig 3B: Beltre SS: Seager C: Lucroy OF: Granderson, Harper, BJ Up UT: Kipnis, Aoki
BN: Howard, Rizzo, Donaldson
Peavy Sale, Valverde, Axford, Greinke, Marcum, Estrada, Capuano, Hughes, Haren
Public Yahoo league 130-67-13 winrar