You think YOUR rotations bad? DEAD Topic

You've got a good offense, decent fielding, and a bullpen to die for.... If only you had some decent SP.

What?  Why no decent SP?  I always draft Addie Joss, Walter Johnson, and other deadball guys with WHIP's lower than Mickey Mantle's blood alcohol level.

Not in this league. 

This league has a relatively simple twist.... But it will drive you crazy trying to win with it.

You need to draft 4 players with
  • A minimum of 200 IP/162 each
  • A minimum WHIP of 1.50
Each of the 4 players must exceed his real life IP/162 total in the sim for you to be playoff eligible. 

These players must start a minimum of 150 games during the season.  Yes, that means 12 games could conceivably be started by someone else. 

All games must be in a stadium that is +1 or higher for 1b.  You didn't think I'd let you hide those pitchers in Safeco or Shea, did you?

Oh yeah, all players on your team are 1940 or later.  I don't want you to skew this with a bunch of 1930 or 1894 pitchers who would normalize pretty decently.

Simple, right?  You just need to build a team of 1940-2012 players, with 4 guys with 200/IP and a WHIP that makes you cry.  And you need to use them in at least 150 starts, and for their real life IP/162 totals. 

You can do that!

Of course....
No Dh, No clones
No AAA, No WW, no Live Play,
Random alignment of divisions.
Injuries turned on

Give it a try.  See if you can win with your bull pen, or outslug the other slugs in your division. 

8/12/2013 3:27 PM (edited)
  1. biglenr
  2. thejuice6
  3. hogger0223
  4. Dougsdawgs
  5. fabforeus
  6. dlchow
  7. pillsbury
8/16/2013 7:45 AM (edited)
( quick summary)
Draft rules:
- 4 players with minimum 200 RL IP/162 and WHIP of 1.50 or higher. 
- Player pool is 1940-2012
- Stadium must be +1 or more on 1b in ratings

Play rules (violation of play rules makes team playoff ineligible)
- The 4 players above must match or exceed their real life IP/162 pitching
- The 4 players above must start at least 150 games combined.  Yes, one can start 100 and 3 can combine for 50 if you think that is best.

8/12/2013 2:49 PM (edited)
So this is basically a Cubs franchise league....? 
8/12/2013 2:14 PM
A question, THAT "well-stated", can
ONLY produce an affirmative reply...
8/12/2013 2:31 PM

How can I argue with that logic?

But I do have a change to the rules.  Someone pointed out that this was going to be too restrictive if the player pool was 1940-2012 230+Ip SP.  Only a handful in that range.

So I'm reducing the IP/162 total to only 200.  If you're reading this for the first time, the original post called for 230 IP, it has been changed to 200.

Over 120 pitchers in the pool of 1940-2012 WHIP of 1.50-1.60 and 200+ IP. 

8/12/2013 2:49 PM
In that case, count me in Len!
8/12/2013 2:55 PM

Welcome Juice.

8/12/2013 3:26 PM
I see injuries are turned on.  The way I understand the rules this means if 1 of your 4 gets injured and therefore does not match or exceed his RL IP/162 you are not eligible for the playoffs.  I'd hate to be ineligible simply because someone got injured.  I'm new, so maybe I am misunderstanding the rules.  I like the concept.
8/12/2013 6:31 PM
^ injuries are for the current game only and typically occur when the pitcher is significantly above his projected pitch count. shouldn't be a problem here, just don't wait until the final game to get your innings.
8/12/2013 10:40 PM
Posted by rbow923 on 8/12/2013 10:40:00 PM (view original):
^ injuries are for the current game only and typically occur when the pitcher is significantly above his projected pitch count. shouldn't be a problem here, just don't wait until the final game to get your innings.
Exactly.  If you're waiting for the last game, you're in trouble already.

You're going to most likely get 220-230 IP out of a 200 IP SP.  The rule is in place so that someone doesn't put these guys on PC 40 to get them out of the game as quickly as possible.... These guys are going to have to play a major role on your team. 

8/13/2013 7:57 AM (edited)
ill play!!!!
8/13/2013 8:36 PM
Welcome hogger.
8/14/2013 8:19 AM
Count me in len.  Sounds like a great idea
8/14/2013 4:07 PM
I would like to take a shot......
8/14/2013 9:03 PM
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