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Re: Fair or Not Fair Lineup manipulation.

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 2:22 pm
by DontHaveToCheat
And that is why I have been asking, why even bother with listing positions?

Why not just field a team of 13 hitters even if they are all OF?

No one has really answered the question yet because I suspect calling a league where you could field a 'team' of all OF would be dumb.

Just as I feel it is dumb to play fantasy baseball without having all positions represented.

The commish of the league is extremely weak and pretty much just lets people get away with whatever they want, so the glitch in the software that allows the catcher to be empty and the team getting an extra roster spot goes unresolved.

Re: Fair or Not Fair Lineup manipulation.

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:20 am
by Grey
Answer me this: If someone has, say, Rizzo, and he's injured slightly, may not play for three days, does someone need to fill in for him every single game he's out?

Re: Fair or Not Fair Lineup manipulation.

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:51 am
by DontHaveToCheat
First, a three day injury is not the same as not playing a position the entire year to gain an extra bench spot. That is an apples to 747 jumbo jet comparison in my opinion.

Second what does a three day injury have to do with my question on why even have positions listed then?

Why not just have it be 13 hitters instead of the specific roster positions?

Re: Fair or Not Fair Lineup manipulation.

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 11:56 am
by Grey
So it's fine to not have a 1B a few days but you have to have a catcher every day? Or do you have to have a catcher at least once a week? What's the rules about having a player starting at every position that would fix this in your opinion?

Re: Fair or Not Fair Lineup manipulation.

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 12:17 pm
by BigAhnold
So it's fine to not have a 1B a few days but you have to have a catcher every day? Or do you have to have a catcher at least once a week? What's the rules about having a player starting at every position that would fix this in your opinion?
Preach, your Greyness!

Here is your proposed rule change DontHaveToCheat:

Must play a player at all listed positions at all times. Maximum 3 bench players.

Done.

For this year, you are stuck - if it does not say mandatory to play a catcher (or any other position) at all times, and the commissioner is not willing to give that to you - suck it up for 2017. Then propose the rule change next year, or find (or start) a league to your liking.

Re: Fair or Not Fair Lineup manipulation.

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 1:31 pm
by DontHaveToCheat
Why is it so hard to answer the question about "Why not just eliminate positions and play 13 hitters?"

I've asked it about four times now.

And in response to Rizzo being hurt for a couple days, you are ignoring that by him not playing the team is not gaining an extra bench spot because you certainly aren't going to be dropping Rizzo to leave the 1B spot open to pick up the extra bench player.

The 1b spot still has a player in it even if he isn't playing in real life. The position is still filled, unlike my example.

Again apples to 747 jumbo jet airplane.

So in that example it would be ok to leave an injured Rizzo at 1b for a few days because you aren't gaining an extra bench spot.

And I am not talking about not having a catcher play everyday. I am talking about having a catcher play ZERO games.

I will wait for the endless list of questions in response to my one simple question instead of just answering the question.

Re: Fair or Not Fair Lineup manipulation.

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 1:32 pm
by DontHaveToCheat

Here is your proposed rule change DontHaveToCheat:

Must play a player at all listed positions at all times. Maximum 3 bench players.

Done.
You mean like at least 95% of fantasy baseball leagues?

Re: Fair or Not Fair Lineup manipulation.

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 3:03 pm
by Grey
Why is it so hard to answer the question about "Why not just eliminate positions and play 13 hitters?"

I've asked it about four times now.

And in response to Rizzo being hurt for a couple days, you are ignoring that by him not playing the team is not gaining an extra bench spot because you certainly aren't going to be dropping Rizzo to leave the 1B spot open to pick up the extra bench player.

The 1b spot still has a player in it even if he isn't playing in real life. The position is still filled, unlike my example.

Again apples to 747 jumbo jet airplane.

So in that example it would be ok to leave an injured Rizzo at 1b for a few days because you aren't gaining an extra bench spot.

And I am not talking about not having a catcher play everyday. I am talking about having a catcher play ZERO games.

I will wait for the endless list of questions in response to my one simple question instead of just answering the question.
If I'm following correctly, you're saying you would be fine with any catcher at the catcher position, as long as the team has a catcher. So, if they had Dustin Garneau, who's in the minors, as their catcher that would be fine? How is that more like real baseball?

Re: Fair or Not Fair Lineup manipulation.

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:10 am
by DontHaveToCheat
Yes, because the required position would be occupied and the team wouldn't be gaining an advantage by having a fourth bench spot.

If the owner is dumb enough to put a minor leaguer as an active player, that is on him.

Real baseball calls up players from the minors and play them all the time.

Re: Fair or Not Fair Lineup manipulation.

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:11 am
by DontHaveToCheat
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