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Postby Steve-o » Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:57 pm

Head 2 Head. The Cats are: IP, W, SV, HR, K, ERA, and WHIP.

I was thinking of going all relivers. This could win SV, HR, ERA, and WHIP. That would also free me up to drafy quality hitters. Any thoughts on this strategy?

Oh yeah, 2 SP, 2 RP, 3 P.
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Postby KolbSaves » Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:59 pm

Risky. Low weekly ip means fluctuating ratios on a week to week basis.
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Postby curious_george_43545 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:03 pm

KolbSaves wrote:Risky. Low weekly ip means fluctuating ratios on a week to week basis.
too high risk high reward, cause what if one of your closers goes 1/3 IP 2 ER's...that 54.00 ERA won't help you very much, and his WHIP defiantly won't either.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:10 pm

Actually, this is used al lthe time in leagues with no restriction on max IPs. Load up on closers and setup men and sticks. Yeah every now and then you get torched by a reliever, but the crummy 6th starter will do you in more on average. Properly run leagues put a stop to this manipulation of the game.
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Postby The Jury » Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:16 am

KolbSaves wrote:Risky. Low weekly ip means fluctuating ratios on a week to week basis.


That's about as accurate as you can say it ;-D

I'd advise not using this strategy, but if you do, it is CRUCIAL that you get only the BEST relievers and closers. Do not play any marginal relievers or you'll get burnt :~(
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Postby agchris02 » Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:19 am

this strategy can work particularly well with top end closers and great middle relief (last year bj ryan, krod, and flash gordon), if you get only those kinds of guys, go for it. If not, get at least some decent starters.

By the way, thats a crappy league :)
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Postby wrveres » Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:58 am

TheYanks04 wrote:Actually, this is used al lthe time in leagues with no restriction on max IPs. Load up on closers and setup men and sticks. Yeah every now and then you get torched by a reliever, but the crummy 6th starter will do you in more on average. Properly run leagues put a stop to this manipulation of the game.


agreed ;-D
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Postby Q » Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:24 am

I like your relievers strategy but I would mix in a few starters that dont give up a lot of home runs but still strike out a lot. Target Carlos Zambrano, Tim Hudson, Greg Maddux and Pedro Martinez.
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