Posted by BullMoose on 8/2/2013 10:14:00 PM (view original):Remember that 1901 pitchers may not be keepers.
I also wonder if it would be wise to include a rule saying you cannot draft one of these 1901 pitchers in the 1st round of any season's draft.....It would help prevent the top 2 or 3 teams from one year effectively ending the upcoming season by drafting Young and ensuring a second straight championship run.....could be disheartening for the previous year's also rans.
If your team finished with the best record and you had Young (or Mathewson, Nichols, Waddell) you will be drafting 16th the following season and you won't necessarily get the same pitcher for 1902.
I would think the 1901 pitchers probably won't be 1st round picks. I would not pass up Feller or Newhouser who will have long careers for a pitcher I'm going to have for only one season.. We will dispense with the 1900's pitchers as soon as we have sufficient IP's.
I considered solving the IP issue by use of AAA pitchers but that methodology is a crap shhot-some teams will get much better AAA than others in the random draw.