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There needs to be a maximum IP limit in H2H categories baseball leagues

There needs to be an option to set a maximum number of innings pitched in weekly head 2 head categories baseball leagues

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  • jeff hansen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a horse **** idea. People that have a stupid 7.0 limit who only play relief pitchers would be at an advantage. If I have a bunch of pitchers who pitch every 4 days and twice a week, I should be penalized because people don't want to add more pitching and use their NA spots for hitting? Stupid idea. I get it. But stupid.

  • Leslie Rock commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    our h2h points league has become nothing but a streaming SP league. Yahoo needs to come up with a rule to prevent streaming. as it is now, whoever streams the most, wins. perhaps a maximum innings rule would take care of the situation. i enjoy playing points baseball as long as mindless streaming is prohibited.

  • zack kover commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Max IP HAS to be implemented. It is by far the major flaw in yahoo fantasy baseball. A max starts would be the best option as it limits the advantage of double starts. If I go up against 7 double starts to my 1, that’s just as bad as streaming. Especially if this happens in the playoffs that’s a guaranteed 2 categories (standard at least) with the chance of getting the other categories as well. It’s obviously less likely to win era and whip or whatever the counters are, but 7 more starts GUARENTEES 2 with the ability to just keep throwing and fight for era and whip. It’s remarkable this still hasn’t been addressed as it’s SO obvious and so avoidable. Fantasy baseball isn’t about how many pitchers you throw, it should be about quality and matchups. Transaction limits are nice too, especially weekly, however the flaw there is the double start issue. Again, if someone has 2 or 3 more double starts (not uncommon) than you are starting out the week down 0-2 before it starts essentially. PLEASE MAKE THIS CHANGE. Yahoo is better in every other way, but this is a deal breaker

  • Jeff Roman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Add the option for a max IP's for the week just like you can have a max IP for the season (rotisserie) so that you just don't cycle 4th and 5th starters to get as many starts/innings for the week. Fantasy BB should be about skill, not streaming. You don't stream batters, so why do we have it such that people stream SP's?

  • jonathan hicks commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    More helpful would be a max transaction limit of either season total transactions (excluding trades) or lower weekly limit. The roster size specifically the use of 4 pitcher spots lends itself to constant streaming whereby a team may use 6 adds a wk to max the pitching starts and use volume of innings and stats from ****** pitchers to win 3/5 pitching categories. Inevitable 3-4 end up rotating the same junk pitchers each wk and it really is not a skill or a realistic game.

  • Andrew Bukta commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Either this or the option to set start limits. ESPN has this and it is having us entertain switching over. Without having a top-end limit, it is always going to be possible to "brute force" category wins.

  • Luke Funkhouser commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In a real baseball game, one team has to get 27 outs and so does the other team. There should be an option where we make both managers pitch approximately the same amount. By having a min innings pitched and a max innings pitched, you can pull this off. It makes sense. It prevents mindless streaming from helping mindless managers.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    well, considering some leagues keep track of Hits, Walks, Runs etc.... usually the guys with too many innings lose these categories while trying to win SO and ERA etc...... Let them. Maybe your league should include those stats to keep people from pitching too many innings??

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    OP, why not just set a Max Acquisitions Per Week? That prevents them from continuously streaming.

  • Evan James commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A head-to-head points league just becomes a pitcher streaming competition. This is game breaking. Please fix!

  • nuthin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Totally agree.the standard pro league isn't so much a pro skills league as a pro sit around waiting for 2start SP to clear waivers league.its within rules but Hawking waiver wire and starting the same junk pitchers that everyone's added and dropped 3x already isn't a skill. Standard category pro leagues inevitably turn into a stream fest to accumulate wins ,ks. A season transaction cap or so inning limit would solve this.i favor season total cap for transactions. A default roster with less pitcher spots may also work but is less effective and could cause issues when a team has all their starters going on a given day.

  • Brian Tomaselli commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    What if all your "BN" are SP's? Most MLB Teams play 6x's a week. So why do you need BN for Batters.. My team is All SP. and 3 RP. Why should you get penalized for having all BN being SP.... Stay active in your league and your fine. PAY ATTENTION.....

  • Michael Mann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I disagree. In this day and age of daily fantasy people like to stream pitchers and get 2 start pitchers for the week. The most active of owners have no problem with this. If anything, have a competitive/active stream league setting and a lazy/non-active league setting for those who are just casual users at best.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Max innings pitched for weekly head to head matchups is needed. Very simple, scoring for pitching category stops once inning limit is met.

  • Cole commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed, we have had people quit because of 1 or 2 guys that stream like madmen during the playoffs. Totally not cool and although I like some of the rules you guys have put in place, it would be better if Yahoo just set up a max innings pitched option in H2H. I'm also going to say that IF you are found streaming during the playoffs, your team will be locked. Just hate that I have to watch over it this closely. Come on Yahoo, please listen to the user community.

  • D C commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree that a max innings setting for H2H would be great. As a workaround, our league has been using the following rule: "Any newly acquired SP must remain on that team's roster for at least 7 days, unless he gets injured or sent down in which case he may be moved to a DL/NA spot."

    We still use/like daily transactions for hitters and relievers, so our 7-day SP rule is not enforced by Yahoo. It's just a tiny bit of additional work for the commish/owners who simply keep an eye on the transactions log in case an owner accidentally drops an SP during the 7-day period.

    We settled on 7 days because it allows owners to try to grab 2-start pitchers for each weekly matchup, but it has really helped with the streaming issues we've had in the past.

  • corey Pride commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This needs to be implemented or at least the ability to combine max acquistions per week along with the ability to control the amount of SP's allowed on a team.

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