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  • steven steven Oct 6, 2012 10:48 AM Flag

    question about waiver hoarding and locking?

    I think its a neccessary tactic to win because if you dont do it the guy below you WILL take advantage of the innings cap rule and can throw a HAIL MARY at you by picking as many starters as he can to catch you! I almost lost my title because a manager did just that-he needed 31 ks to catch me and LOADED up the last day even though I dropped all my pithers and picked up as many starters as I could he came within 1 k of catching me! HOWEVER it cost him in ERA and WHIP. I would like to see something done about this too BUT its also exciting this way.This really WOULDNT be an issue if HALF the managers or more would be involved till the last week INSTEAD of completely quitting after the All Star break or after draft day NEVER doing anything!

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    • Exactly Steve, I think streaming a bunch of pitchers is a little more on the fair side because there are major risks involved. Anyone can start 5 streamers or so in a day, but they risk annhilating their ERA and WHIP. However, if someone in the lead decides to just start duming everyone on his team and cycling/picking up ALL probables then its sketchy because other managers arent able to access the wire at all. I just think this kind of stuff should be snuffed out so that balance can be achieved from day one to the end. I've heard of many other manager installing max waiver moves per week to keep this issue under control. I'm all for competion, but why not set the peramaters within a league in such a way that promotes a level playing field?

 

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