I have a pitcher in one of my leagues that is regularly a Long A, with the occasional spot start as needed. I had him slotted in as my next game's starter to give the staff a bit of a rest.
It's a close game in the 9th (I was up by a run). My available relievers had been used, with the exception of my mopup guy, at 100%. So the SIM instead brings in my next game's starter. I won the game, but now my next game, I have a pitcher at 59% starting.
Admin's response was simply that I need to check my settings because my starter was still checked as being available for use in relief. Are we really supposed to manually go in and change that and then change it back again every time a pitcher makes a spot start? Is the system really too stupid to recognize that "Starter" means "Starter"?
And even if a Starter is available in relief, would it not stand to reason that he'd only be an option after all other pitchers in the 'pen have been used? Admin told me the mopup guy wasn't brought in simply because the run differential was not big enough.