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Postby Jimbo OZ » Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:58 pm

I know in rotisserie it is a very bad idea to dump a category completely. Does this also apply for H2H leagues. the scoring system is:

Batting:
R, HR, RBI, SB, AVE, OPS

Pitching:
W, K, SV, HLD, ERA, WHIP

I'm thinking that unless you have a top closer or two, you can dump saves by picking up top midlle relievers. this will help ensure you win HLD, ERA, and WHIP each week. The same thing applies somewhat to SBs.

What are your thoughts?
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Postby Amazinz » Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:04 pm

H2H is were punting Saves and SBs is most common. Not a big fan of it personally because it's pretty easy to have a shot at the category each week.
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Postby bost0n » Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:36 pm

I agree with the above and the fact that even if you punt them, it doesnt mean youre going to win the rest of the categories. From experience, it seems like my teams dont do any better than punt steals and/or saves than the ones that just play it straight up.

1 category is a lot to give up each week.
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Postby Jimbo OZ » Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:24 pm

Thanks for the tips. My problem is that I autodrafted my team and so only ended up with one decent closer. It is likely that I will lose both of this category each week anyways.

Therefore, I see I have two options:

1. I accept that I lose this category anyways and trade that decent closer for an upgrade at other positions to help improve my chances in the other categories.

2. I keep the closer and continuously fish through the free agent pool to try and snag replacement closers throughout the season.

What do you reckon?
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Postby SouthBronxBombers » Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:32 pm

Try picking up someone like Gonzalez who might take over for Mesa, and will still give you excellent WHIP and ERA, and UUU, who is a Percival injury away or a trade away from closing.
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Postby Mercer Boy » Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:35 pm

I reckon you done go lookin' thru the WW to find a closer that pops up during the season...apparently they always do (I don't know because I haven't played before, but that's the impression I get). ;-D

I don't think you want to punt a category...at least get some help in everything because you may win it once in a while.
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Postby The Jury » Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:48 pm

I don't recommend punting saves. You didn't name your "decent" closer, but look for Mike Adams (Mil) or Affeldt (KC) or such closers from the WW. If there's nothing there, just hang in and you should be able to somehow acquire a second closer during the season.

As long as you play 2 closers and everyone else plays 2 closers in H2H, you have a decent chance of winning SV from week to week. Saves often come in streaks just like SB.

In H2H, I usually punt saves because we use OPS instead of BA have TB as a category, so unless I can get a Beltran-type, I prefer to stick with the big sticks in my lineup and give up the one speed category.
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Postby AznHisoka » Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:52 pm

Check out the other teams in your league. See if there're a handful of teams who have 1 or no closers like you. If so, I'd try and get another closer. If everyone else seems to have you beat in saves, then I'd punt it. I ain't afraid of punting. In fact, I play in a 4 X4 H2H league with no WHIP category, and I intend to punt ERA. I plan to win W's, and K's every week by starting 3 SP's I pick off waivers everyday.
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Postby pomplona's finest » Mon Mar 28, 2005 7:01 pm

I can see why someone would resort to punting a category when the opportunity presents itself, but it most all cases it would be more beneficial for the team to fight for the cat regardless. Fish through free agency throughout the year and become a saves scavenger, try to execute a trade to bolster your reliever corps.
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Postby Jimbo OZ » Mon Mar 28, 2005 7:53 pm

The problem I see in becoming a "saves scavenger" is that you invariably pick up someone like Chacon last year. He ends up helping you win some saves but kills you in WHIP and ERA.
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