You should have to have a full roster. Every position filled.
You should have to post a full team. By lets say not carrying a catcher but carrying an extra OF you limit my player pool in the OF position. The skill should be to use the best "team" not the best pool of players.
andrew drossel commented
I am in a points League that I carry one less RP to Have and Extra started on the Bench. The Comish said because I have three players on Bench, when this is a two player bench league this is invalid lineup and Cheating? I get might not like it, but cheating? and threaten to cancel any pick up with invalid roster, what do we think?
Fill all positions should be mandatory or otherwise make it an invalid roster and no points allowed to be gained until the condition is met
In one PRO league I'm in a manager only drafted 3 closers and no other pitchers. He is using the extra spots to retain more hitters. This is breaking the league rule that there should be only 5 bench spots. He has 10 hitters on his bench.
Perhaps a MINIMUM number of games played and innings pitched should be added as a rule to prevent this.
Screwball Commish commented
Couldn't disagree more. I'm in a daily H2H dynasty league and we made a conscious decision to allow owners enough roster flexibility to punt an entire position if they thought that the roster spot would be better used to stash prospects or try to establish a lineup advantage a particular position. Given Sanchez's struggles at C all season, I went without a C most of the time that he was out with his groin injury, parked him on IR, and used that open roster slot to stash Vlad Jr for next season. In a 12-team league, why make me play a C if all that's left in the free agent pool is gristle, anyway? How is choosing the active C who sucks the least a valid test of my baseball acumen?
Mike Bailey commented
Our points league also has teams that choose not to carry certain positions in order to own multiple players at more valuable. This should be changed - you should have to have every roster position filled in order to field a valid roster.