What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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I am the commissioner for a fantasy league where we do weekly head-to-head match-ups, as opposed to the traditional Roto-style, year-long aggregate scoring. I like this format for our 5x5 (R, St, HR, OBP, RBI, W, Sv, WHIP, ERA, Ks), 8 player league... especially for the guys in this league. However, I have 1 huge problem with the setup that I cannot solve, so I was hoping some of you experienced fantasy players might be able to help.
The problem with our scoring format is that every day you play 11 hitters and 8 pitchers, but because pitchers only pitch every 6 days while hitters play almost every day, it creates an incentive to load your bench with pitchers so that you can maximize the number of starts/saves. So towards the end of the season and in the playoffs, everyone is using all their add/drops to pick up basically every starter available, while every closer is basically taken the entire season.
Does anyone else play in a similar setup? and if so, do you run into this same issue? I would really like to create a setup that balances the value of hitters v pitchers, to encourage more strategy/viable strategic options, as well as assure the matchups are decided by the top players in the league (which the 8-team format should promote). As it is, the 13th best hitter on my team isn't getting PT unless there's an injury, while daily pitching substitutions almost demand for me to use 3-4 closers while depending on 9 different starters.
Here are the only solutions I've come up with so far:
1) Setting lineups for the entire week... not my favorite choice but the one that makes the most sense.
2) Every hitter plays! This at least makes loading up on hitters a viable option.
3) Innings limits. How would you set this low enough to accomplish what I need without punishing long starts or guys who get 2 starts in a week?
I haven't been doing this fantasy baseball thing for very long, so any thoughts you guys have are appreciated!
You hit the two primary options. Either lock the rosters or limit the innings or starts by the pitchers. If you don't want streaming starters to be a strategy that's pretty much the two ways to do it.
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@Terry I trust BBTiA, and no one else.
My thoughts are you need to get a life.
really, what kind of life can a 14 yr old have?
I'm new at fantasy baseball as well, but I kind of like just flipping the table with the every hitter plays option.Would decreasing roster size also not be a viable option?
Also, I think I'd probably put it to a vote. Maybe trot out all the options, with one being hold fast, and see what the prospective KG fodder thinks.
I've run a fantasy league for a few years and I think the best option is the weekly lock. I don't do either in my own league and the people that stay up on who's doing well and keep active are rewarded for their effort. I understand, though, the desire to not need to be so involved just to stay competitive. So I think for what you described, the weekly lock is your best bet, though you run the risk of people who would otherwise be active daily lose interest late in the season because they can really only do their team once a week. Just my two cents. Best of luck.
*When I say I don't do either I mean I don't do either the weekly lock or an innings limit. Just wanted to clear that up for my own sake :)
Here's an idea-COME OUTTA THE CLOSET.
Thanks for the replies y'all.
@Marktown I think you hit it on the head re: weekly lock and taking away the daily interest for those that want it. That's my biggest fight right now.
@MadFarmer we could limit roster size, but I think that introduces other issues... I'll have to think more about that one. The every hitter plays does sound fun, but unless somebody can recommend it as actually working, I'm afraid it might rock the boat too much. Also, I'm having to work within the options yahoo gives, and I'm not 100% sure that is one.
My two solutions would be....Set a Maximuim number of pickup for a week. This is what my league does....it's set at 4. Also, you could switch some stats slightly to one that would be a little bit more against spot starting less quality pitchers. For example switch straight K's to K/BB ratio. Having less counting stats would help eliminate it and make a bigger emphasis on quality over quantity.
I can't stop laughing.
You can't stop posting either.
It seems you can't either maam.
@Steev thanks for the thoughts. The league did not support weekly locked lineups, so this is probably how we'll approach it.
Glad we got that solved. I feel much better now.Gotta go watch Dutch on the bump.
Just when I thought this web site might have a chance of recovering and this crap shows up.
mmurph-I don't think your posts are crap. More like uninformed drivel.
smurph----you can always go back and read the accounting abstract thread until your eyes get stuck like Hambone.
Or you be like the stalker above and act like a 9 year lil bitch.
I'm old and I'm old school children.
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