Problem Fantasy Baseball
Gentlemen: I have in previous years attempted to contact Yahoo Baseball for a problem that I believe in the drafting and scoring procedures. Again today, I practiced a fantasy draft and found that one manager drafted only closers without a single starter. In the past, in these drafts these managers can pitch only their closers in the first week of the season to establish a low ERA and Whippy, sacrificing wins, K's, and saves. They can then not pitch anyone for the balance of the season. They can generate twenty-seven points using this technique in pitching. They overload their teams in hitters which will generally produce between 54 and 58 points. The combine total becomes a minimum of 81 to 85 points. The balance of the 11 teams are attempting to play baseball. Not the rigid scoring system and reach at best for a second place. Solution would be that even in the Roto leagues that a mninum number of used pitching innings be used, so that "starters" would have to be used. If with 162 games and 9 innings per game, if a minimum of 5 innings being played are pitched as a full year running total, then it would required 810 innings be required to be pitched for the year or "all" pitching stats for the "reliever heavy team" would be voided. Make fantasy baseball, baseball not a cute way to game the game. This doesn't have as much effect on H2H leagues, but even with them the use of sole relievers to meet the mininum 7 innings is questionable. Raise H2H pitching requirements to at least 9 or 10 allowing for a team that may have two or more rainouts in a week. If your game has starters, then starters should be in the game. Hoping you can make your fantasy game a game, not a joke.