To be clear, the SIM recommendations are slightly better than nothing at all. But they're sitting right next to useless. For example, I remember entering the 1967 White Sox in a theme league once (the whole real life team), and the best pitcher by far, Cisco Carlos, was the default mop up. I'm sure there was some logic at work there (he had fewer innings than every other pitcher, and at least one other pitcher had more saves, or something), but really, that's a terrible decision. I think just about anyone who knows a little bit about baseball could set their lineups better than the SIM recommendations.