Problem with max innings pitched and max starts (or other anti-streaming measures) is that they could inadvertently affect teams who just happen to be stacked with 2-start pitchers in a given week.
You're better off just including categories like HR allowed and losses to counteract any wins or K gains, and/or using weekly roster addition limits. No sense in creating collateral damage for non-streamers.
8th rankedGathering feedback · 85 comments · Fantasy Baseball » Scoring · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
Couldn't disagree with this more. There are serial streamers, but there are also people who implement it only as an occasional strategy only when it's necessary to try to swing categories to their favor in a given week. What are people supposed to do, just sit on their hands and let the matchup get away from them without trying to do something about it?
Not to mention that an innings pitched maximum could unfairly impact teams who aren't even streaming -- maybe they wind up with a bunch of 2-start pitchers loaded into a week. You want to potentially take away their ability to use their normal rotation?
There are already existing options to deal with this "problem." Use a reasonable weekly add/drop limit to force people to be more strategic about their roster additions. Include pitching categories like HR allowed or losses -- this makes streaming a risk/reward proposition instead of all reward. These are much better solutions that already exist.
2nd rankedGathering feedback · 247 comments · Fantasy Baseball » Playoffs · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
The odd thing is that Yahoo used to have this option. For several years we had two-week (full weeks) championship matchups. 14 days is a good length of time when you're talking about crowning a champion. Then when MLB went to ending the season on a Wednesday, Yahoo understandably went to a 10-day championship. But MLB has since returned to ending the season on a Sunday, yet suddnely Yahoo couldn't figure out how to offer a two-week championship anymore?
By the way, this is something Yahoo should adopt for hockey and basketball as well. Again, they used to, but then mysteriously stopped!