COOPERSTOWN, NY (AP) - Major League Baseball Hall of Famers and active players stormed the quaint city of Cooperstown today in protest of recent "ominous, idiotic" trends in Whatifsports Sim League baseball. Angered by the disrespect shown to HOF'ers and all stars in open leagues, many legends took to the streets.
Since when do pitchers that have a WHIP under 1.20, a W9 of under 2.2 and K9 of over 5 suddenly pitch as follows...
ERA = 6.75 WHIP = 3 W9 = 6 K9 = 2.98
Everyone is loading up on high OBP players and 1894 - 95 pitchers and they are more successful than the guy who has a well balanced team full of MVP's and Hall of Famers.
I disagree with the sim getting better with every change. This last change went in the opposite direction. TOO much emphasis on the catchers arm strength, NOT enough "normalization" for "cookie" deadball era pitchers. And please, increase the value (a lot) of the high OBP players.
ALSO, fielding ratings for pre 1940's players needs to be tweeked a bit ( I had a A+/A fielder commit 20 errors in a season, and several managers had early players with D/D fielders that commited under 10), that makes NO sense.
Just some thoughts. Thanks for the post. I am enjoying this one.