All Forums > SimLeague Baseball > SimLeagues LIVE > Squeeze Play Debate Once Again
1/4/2014 4:35 PM
My feeling is that if the pitcher is up and a relatively fast runner is on third with less than two outs, especially if it's first and third, and the IF is playing back, I will go for a squeeze.  If I have Bud Harrelson or Freddy Patek up or a good bunter, I will squeeze if I feel it's a good play.  i won't squeeze with a slugger  or a player I feel is a poor bunter.  If the IF is in, I am much less likely to bunt with a position player, although I may still bunt with the pitcher.  On defense, I play the IF in, especially with a pitcher up.  I have no problem if the opposing team bunts if I am playing the IF back, ceding a run for an out or if the situation above is reversed.  This thread can go on forever since it is not a unanimous feeling here.  My suggestion is to play the IF in with less than two outs.
1/4/2014 7:48 PM
What would be great if WIS cared enough to fix the problems and we wouldn't need this discussion.
1/9/2014 8:32 PM
yeah, what he said.
1/10/2014 11:57 PM
I don't squeeze guys in from 3rd.  When I was new, I did it, but I got berated for doing so.  Once I realized it was way to easy and an obvious programming flaw, I stopped doing it all together.

The problem I have is that now you can NEVER do it.  If you do it at all, guys will get ****** off and never play you again.  I had a game where Willie Wilson was my number 8 hitter.  He hit a lead off single and then stole second.  I bunted him over to 3rd with the pitcher spot.  Willie McGee was my leadoff hitter and (to me) was in an ideal spot to bunt in Wilson.  Buuuuuuut, I did not do it simply because I knew the other own would be upset.  Can't win.

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