Quote: Originally Posted By steve9781 on 10/20/2009
[snip ...] if you reference what WIS say.... "Dream matchups from baseball lore come to life. Ruth vs. Clemens. Bonds vs. Koufax. Aaron vs. Johnson (the Big Train or Unit)." [...] To me it means taking players from different era's and having them match up against one another, and since we live in 2009, I would assume that's where this takes place.
Do you doubt that R.Clemens or R.Halladay could pitch 400-500 innings if they lived in 1800's? Modern pitchers shouldn't be penalized for the era they lived in.
[...] I think this is a great game. [...]For me personally, this site is my fantasy baseball fix, until a new season starts. Hope I've been able to articulate were I'm coming from.
I understand that you are offering your opinion to help make the game better. I have spent a good bit o' money on it the past several years, and it's because I have fun doing it. I occassionally offer my own opinions, and I have no problem with 'new' players speaking up and offering their suggestions.
However, in the comment I've bolded above, you do make a big assumption without any basis for it. Nowhere does WIS mention that the SIM games should resemble games from 2009. That's in your head. WIS has created a 'neutral' environment where all these matchups can take place, and over the course of a season it might even be somewhat "realistic." Is it perfect? No. But if you want to alter the game that's been created a bit, you can do that in the theme leagues.
Would Clemens or Halladay pitch 400 innings if they started in a 2-man rotation? Possibly. Would they be as effective? Who can say, since they never did it. Would Walter Johnson have been even more dominant if he only pitched about 200 innings instead of 300+ in 1912 and 1913? Again, possibly, but who knows? What If Ted Williams wasn't flying missions with John Glenn in Korea in '53? These questions stretch the "What If?" quite a bit, and aren't even hinted at in WIS's descriptions. But if that's what you want to test, you can probably come up with a way to do it in the theme leagues...
Again, good luck.