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After last nights performance, 1.2 innings, 7 runs, what are your feelings. Deep 15 team league. I am mostly in pursuit of low ERA/WHIP, with very few losses, and lots of Saves. Only other current starters are Sale, Lackey, and Heaney. I have gotten just enough wins that I could improve my standings by 2 or 3 points. My losses are in no danger, and I am second in WHIP, with being 1.12 and #3 being 1.19. I do have leeway, but last night jumped me .03.
I am on pace for record pace for total points for league winner, but the 2nd place team is also above that mark, and only 5 points behind me. I am way ahead in saves.
So, would you continue to chase the Wins and K's for an additional 5 points? Or accept the 62 points 6 categories with losses? (A lot to take in, I know)
- ScottA ScottA Jul 22, 2015 11:28 AM Flag
Until yesterday, I was about 8-10 points ahead of a 2nd place team.Then 3 for 41, and I lose points in 3 hitting categories, and with the point in WHIP, I only find myself up 4.5. I cant finish lower than 2nd as me and the 2nd place team now, are 15-20 points ahead of rest of league in 6x6 roto. I was significantly ahead in Saves, and Losses, and compared to 3rd in ERA and WHIP categories, I am way up on them. But, with the crazy stuff that can happen with batters, and the fact I had only planned on 2 points from Wins and K's categories, I was trying to decide if the risk was worth it to try getting up to 5 points in those categories, in risk of losing the 2 or 3. My pitching staff is stacked in relief. Strategy is working. I didnt expect a challenge where I am on record pace for total points on the season. Matz and Gray are not active right now, and could be key to a push later on, and I will be gambling with Gray. not knowing what to expect.
- ScottA ScottA Jul 21, 2015 10:08 AM Flag
15 teams, 25 players per team, plus 3 DL. So NONE of the players you list are remotely available. Not bad advise. I have "false hope" or getting 5 or 6 total points between Wins and K's, but am close enough to get them. My strategy was only counting on the minimum 2, and is succeeding. I have already cost myself the 1 in WHIP. So it is a gamble, and I have room to spare, unless I get a couple more performances like that.
Sound advice other than league depth
- ScottA ScottA Jul 22, 2015 11:32 AM Flag
lol. Other than the obvious. I dont remember such a day! Such a game changer, in one fell swoop. I rather have those 12-7-12-2-.358-.987 type days that I had lately! LAW OF AVERAGES. SLAP, SLAP, SLAP. Reality bites.
- ScottA ScottA Jul 26, 2015 9:18 PM Flag
I am not crazy about your hitting. as it is not dominating. I thought you had little chance, until I saw your top 3 pitchers. Dont trade away your closers, unless you make a major improvement in your offense. Chase those saves before thinking about wins. You cannot buy wins, no matter how good a pitcher does. 9 inning shutout, when their team fails to score, only leads to good ERA/WHIP, but you still dont get that Win on the board. You have 7 chances a week to get saves. You MIGHT have 2 chances a week to get a victory. 5 closers are more likely to get 10 saves, than for 6 SP only rarely will get you 5 wins. 10 SV gets you the point. 5 Wins, might.
My batting average is horrible, and I rank way down on the list in Runs. I am 2nd in the league in HR, yet not very strong in RBI either. So, do you take Bautista in a trade?
I am leaning towards YES, because the average is not going to hurt much anyway
I am telling myself NO. I cannot afford another letdown in the ERA/WHIP categories. No chance of my moving up in W's, no chance of losing points in L's. My K's position is pretty well settled.
A bad start, could literally cost me 4 points, as I am that close. Yet a great start, WHIP under 1, in 6 innings, could lead to a solidified standing. No matter the results, I will be dropping him, but would you play him today at home VS SD?
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