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  • steven steven Oct 6, 2012 10:57 AM Flag

    question about waiver hoarding and locking?

    Bottom line whats the difference from HIM picking up those players to keep YOU from picking up and using them because you are 1/3 of an inning from your max.

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    • There's a big difference actually. Whenever anyone uses a few streamers towards the end of a season, they do so knowing full well that it could hurt them in the standings with ERA and WHIP and such. There is a fair bit of risk, and thus real strategy involved. Moreover, no one is going to start 20-25+ streamers over the course a final week, and if they do that's ridiculous - the rules should be set so that this isn't possible either. I actually had 30 innings left to use the last few days, but regardless. What he was doing - and this is after he used ALL of his innings - was dumping his whole team and then picking up every single probable for the next day, and then repeating after that for the next day etc. In effect, he was locking down the waiver wire for ALL other managers - this is behavior that ruins the integrity of a league, at least in my opinion. Cycling players on waivers, thus jamming it or locking it down should not be an option for anyone. Whereas a manager has the ability to work match ups and take a chance on a streamer, NO ONE but the guy jamming the wire and hoarding probables has a chance to use the wire for any gain whatsoever. If a manager wants to pick someone up they think will benefit their team, then by all means they should rush to the computer and get that guy before anyone else. But that's the point, the waiver as a whole should at least be available to everyone, regardless of whether or not the best streamer here or there has already been taken.

 

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