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Chaos151p wrote:I've never seen an open pitcher slot before, I believe there's a minimum start for each position - you can't just leave an open catcher spot (if you don't want to get killed in obp and you have no better option), and for pitchers you have to play 8 every week.
Chaos151p wrote:technically you could bench everyone and have open P slots - but that's not happening (or I could ask the commish about this loophole)... I'm just not that worried about it.
Chaos151p wrote:Fast forward a little, it's the playoffs and I face off against an owner trying to sidestep - you're saying an owner is gonna risk his whole year, switching from his week in and week out roster - to implore and more mid-reliever approach (something he hasn't done once that year, or maybe ever)... and he's gonna find the 3-4 mid-relievers that put up 0's all week
Chaos151p wrote:give me wins/k's straight up while I give him homers/rbi... I'll take my chances in that scenario every time (my aces are low era/whip guys), he'd need a complete roster shake up (in the playoffs) to start all mid-relievers... I tried that all year last year, it isn't as easy as it sounds (if pitching is dicey, then mid-relievers are the golden goose of dice)
Urban Cohorts wrote:If those are the rules that your league uses then okay. But in a standard Yahoo league there is no rule or option to force managers to fill their active hitting/pitching spots.
I'm only asking why this scenario wouldn't happen and why you aren't worried about it.
Lets drop the whole "mass RP strategy". That was posted in response to you saying that your league uses Losses and not Ks. Its obviously far less advantageous to run a lot of RP in a normal pitching league.
Chaos151p wrote:That assumes that you beat his team in 3/5 hitting categories. A good hitting team (the equal to your SP, but in hitting) will have a legitimate chance to beat you in all 5 categories. Week to week stats are fickle, but SB and OBP are much more random than R/HR/RBI.
Chaos151p wrote:but let's keep it open to other leagues and guys who may want to try it in Yahoo (mine is on CBS). That's why I wasn't concerned myself, but at the same time I'm trying to see every angle - it could happen, but like your strategy - if you have depth you'll roll out 4-5 relievers and less starters
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