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How do i stop people from streaming? when they pick up a pitcher every day that starts the next day whats the best way to stop this i put 7max aqustions per week is that good?
Why would you want to stop them is the real question. Streaming is a totally legit strategy to use in ROTO or H2H, anyone who doesn't think so is just a whinny little b#tch who just can't figure out how to beat it. There are legit ways to use and beat streaming and a few have allready been offered here. All of these other suggestions are just ways of twisting the rules to fit another type of strategy IE cheating. Of coarse if everyone agrees on the rules prior to joining the league that doesn't make it cheating, and niether is streaming when the rules allow which they usually do. So go ahead and change the max IP, or set a limit on roster moves if that's what you want.
- 1 Reply to Stan Curtis
The only real way is just to get good fantasy baseball people to join your league. Make it into a dynasty or keeper league. Weed out all these cheap thrill streamers. Streaming may be considered a strategy, and it may not be against the rules...But I like to stay true to the game of baseball. Instead of trying to find innings limits or max moves, etc. just find people who actually play the game for what it was intended and dont mess wtih the streamers anymore.
these are all decent suggestions, but the way to stop streaming is to have a deep league with deep teams. leave no one really good on the FA market. And who cares if a team streams...it only can help in 2 categories anyway. If someone wants to, let em! In my $$$ leagues, i just put the cost of a buck a transaction. If someone wants to make 300 moves...great...if they wanna make 10 moves...great!
- 1 Reply to TK1
Yup, I say dont worry about it and let em stream..
What these streamers dont realize is, all they're doing is taking a risk..Sure, they MIGHT get the k's and w's but they also run the risk of blowing up their era and whip..The funny thing is, even tho they think they're getting the k's and w's, it still doesnt guarantee them they'll those 2 cats..That really isnt a strategy, its actually called pissing in the wind...Lol, do all of the work and still not be guaranteed to win those cats..
But anyways, yeah, the worst thing about streaming is, its really annoying seeing all of those SP's on the dropped waiver wire everyday...For legit owners, it sucks for us because if/when we have to DL a SP, we have to wait to pick up a SP that a streamer most likely dropped.
- 1 Reply to mo
no way! you dont put a 7 day waiver in a league for 1 manager streaming!!!!
Charge members a buck an add for a $ league. or put a cap on max pickups @ 100 or so.
streaming shouldnt be discouraged tho....guys that stream crazy style neevr win leagues anyway.
I'd set a maximum and minimum IP for each team. If you set a max of 1,500 IP and a minimum 1,200 IP, that'd make it fair for all. It's worked in leagues I've been in.
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streaming kills the era and whip. Bad pitchers on the waiver wire. let them do it.
Easy in the playoffs, pick a guy up then drop him and he remains in waivers for the next three days thus missing his next start.
streaming is alot better then teams not paying any attention at all. streaming is fun and fair game for everyone in the league. why hate someone who streams ? atleast their active, and want to play to win. and besides it can really only help in 2 categories. i'd rather have someone who streams, then deadbeat teams who join and don't play because their babies and loosers.
Castrate the bastards. Turn em' upside down in pooper trash cans at the dog park. Make them watch the Obama inauguration 162 days in a row to make them pay for the pain they put an entire league through for a year.
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