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SP/RP DUAL AVAILABILITY IS KILLING MY LEAGUE. WHAT CAN I DO?

Postby KULCAT » Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:55 pm

This guy in my league is making a killing by having 8 closers in his team. we have 2RP spots, 1P and 4 SP's but he has picked everyone with a SP position and its destroying the opposition for a second year in a row. He also has the most free time on his hands so he always grabs everyone and doesnt make any trade for the rest of his closers in his bench. This wouldnt be a problem in a Roto league but our league is a fantasy points one. Next year were adding 2 more teams(were 10) and im just biting my nails at the thought and teams having no closer whatsoever. Is there anyway to go around this? any option yahoo gives you sp closers cant use that SP thing?
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Postby teddy ballgame » Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:59 pm

Why is it killing the league? If he only starts closers how can he win? Put a minimum innings limit, and how does he get everyone? Do you not have waivers? Add waivers.
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Postby Drunken Rhino » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:00 pm

What CL have SP eligibility besides Papelbon & Dempster this year? I use this strategy every year. It's part of the game.
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Postby Bloody Sox » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:01 pm

Um... how can a guy with 8 closers be winning in any category but saves? Most closers who are SP eligible usually aren't very good (Papelbon being the lone exception this year I think). How can he compete in wins and Ks, or even ERA and WHIP? Plus, this isn't any different than most setups... in a Yahoo standard 2 SP, 2 RP, 3 AP configuration, he'd still be able to use 7 closers. Sounds like sour grapes, especially using the time excuse.
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Postby Madison » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:01 pm

Make closers less valuable, and the easiest way is to cut down how many points saves are worth.
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Postby The Jury » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:04 pm

If this were a few years ago with Santana, JC Romero, Dotel, and the rest of that bunch then it may be more feasible. But I don't see how this guy can dominate your league with the crop of SP/RP guys this year.
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Re: SP/RP DUAL AVAILABILITY IS KILLING MY LEAGUE. WHAT CAN I

Postby pa_tater » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:07 pm

KULCAT wrote:This guy in my league is making a killing by having 8 closers in his team. we have 2RP spots, 1P and 4 SP's but he has picked everyone with a SP position and its destroying the opposition for a second year in a row. He also has the most free time on his hands so he always grabs everyone and doesnt make any trade for the rest of his closers in his bench. This wouldnt be a problem in a Roto league but our league is a fantasy points one. Next year were adding 2 more teams(were 10) and im just biting my nails at the thought and teams having no closer whatsoever. Is there anyway to go around this? any option yahoo gives you sp closers cant use that SP thing?


I attempt to use this very strategy every year....works every time in pts. leagues

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Postby drunkmonkey » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:22 pm

Drunken Rhino wrote:What CL have SP eligibility besides Papelbon & Dempster this year? I use this strategy every year. It's part of the game.


I know Carmona has SP.
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Postby Iconoclastic » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:30 pm

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