RJ :i understand that you're of the opinion that a "true" league should reflect the value of middle relievers and set-up men .on this , we both agree .however , as we have seen , having an absurd IP Limit is akin to having NO limit .having an IP limit in the "1800 - unlimited" range does NOT encourage owners to roster middle relievers , at all . The only thing it accomplishes is : having owners , who are in contention for the league title , run around like chickens with their heads cut off ... starting about the 1st week of september ... picking up any and every SP available , out of fear of losing ground in the K's and Wins categories .this does not promote good pitching management .in fact , it hurts it .if you want to bring middle relievers and set-up men into play , a better way to do this would be to add a Holds category , and , maybe change our league to a 6x6 .even an IP limit of 1650 is too high ...here's the math ==> 162 games/season x 10 innings per game = 1620 innings .but , don't just take my word for it , ask around ... see what the IP limit is in other leagues .last year , i was in an 'experts' and readers league , over at Fantasy Game Day ... as was Ivar , ... played at ESPN .there , the IP limit was 1250 ... and while i might be the 1st to agree that 1250 is way too low for an IP limit , only the CouchManagers (and the JOML) league has had an IP Limit of OVER 1500 innings .i encourage every owner to check our archives to see how many innings their teams actually pitched over the previous 3 seasons .YOU KNOW how much effort you had to put into managing your pitching staff .i think that most of us will appreciate the lower (1650 innings) limit for 2012 , and some (after monitoring their staff this year) may wish to lower this limit to 1500 for the 2013 season .only time , and your reflection , will tell .until then , try and find some time during this year to think about expanding our league to a 6x6 .because , i agree with our commish ... we SHOULD find some way to incorporate the value of middle relievers into our league ... and i DO like the idea of adding a HOLDS category ...i'm just not bright enough to come up with another hitting category to suggest one at this time .any ideas ?? later ,o
Thanks, Big O. As usual you are quite persuasive. Let's see what everyone says.