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  1. I’ve always wondered if I should drop all pitchers once I hit the inning limit and just roster however many hitters I can… it sounds like you would oppose that strategy?

    Comment by JimLahey — September 20, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

  2. “While this strategy may get some owners riled up and mad, too bad. They are probably not mad at the owner that first exceeded the limit, they are more mad they didn’t do it.”

    While this may seem so, I’ve always felt this was an unfair exploit of the (yahoo) scoring system. In terms of running a fair league, I’m sure there are plenty of people who would agree that once you hit 0 ip left, that should be it. A championship shouldn’t be determined by how many guys you load your team up on the last day.

    Comment by JtheExploder — September 20, 2012 @ 3:01 pm

  3. Wouldn’t you want to deny your best SP to your opponents?

    Comment by James — September 20, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

  4. Every team in the league has an equal opportunity to use this tactic, so I don’t see how it could be unfair. This tactic can also backfire if some or all of the guys you pick up for that day have crappy outings. When you consider that you’re picking up waiver wire pitchers that are unowned in September, there’s definitely unpredictability there.

    Comment by MikeEl — September 21, 2012 @ 2:59 am

  5. I hate this, but I have to do it in the next two weeks in my season long points league.

    One issue is that if you “max out” too soon, then you could lose out on a lot of days of valuable saves and holds. Those revlievers that get say 10pts per one inning are the key. Efficient use of innings is everything in an innings limit points league.

    My point is this: I can’t agree that it’s “the sooner the better”. There’s a sweet spot there somewhere though. I think I will wait until there are less than 7 days left. For others it may depend on how many competitive managers are left and how many of them are therefore setting up for a “big day”.

    I really do hate this, but I must win.

    Comment by Switters — September 21, 2012 @ 8:34 am

  6. does ottoneu allow for this? (i’m too lazy to read the whole constitution)

    Comment by kdm628496 — September 21, 2012 @ 11:52 am

  7. I’m planning to do this on Oct 1. I currently have 9 2/3 innings left so I put in O’Flaherty for tomorrow and then a start by Medlen on 9/30 which put put me somewhere in the 8 to 9 IP leaving me with about an inning to work with. On 10/1, I’m going all out with Sabathia, Kyle Kendrick and Joe Saunders with 5 RPs that I will also start (Papelbon, Jim Johnson, O’Flaherty, Thornton, and Dale Thayer). I hope I can pull this off.

    Comment by Sam — September 29, 2012 @ 2:41 am

  8. I’ve got 29 innings left with Price, Cain and Maholm going tonight and then 8 Starters going on Oct 3.

    Hope for some wins to give me a potential 4-5 Roto windfall on the last day of the season. The W category is so tight in my league, the last day stats will determine 1st and 2nd.

    Comment by SteveO — October 1, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

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