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"Why Oh Why?"

Posted on: March 28, 2009 2:33 am
 

Why oh why did CBS decide it was necessary to tweak scoring systems and change roster standards in this years Fantasy Baseball leagues?


Anyone else upset about Jose Reyes receiving -1 for being thrown out stealing third base? Or how about the -.5 Ryan Howard will receive for each of his 190 K's?

The negative points for losses and blown saves are ridiculous; if your guy loses and he got rocked he could possibly already have a -2 total for the day, does he really need a -7? If he loses a close game does he deserve his quality start to be nil and void with a subtracted 5 points? Wins being worth only 7 and saves being 5. Starting pitchers take a huge hit this year and their draft stock shows it. They now force you to start two Relief Pitchers but they render them useless in points! Take a look at Fransisco Rodriguez in 2008 under the newly founded scoring, K-rod's 62 save season would've scored him 455 points. He finishes below starters who won as little as 10 games and had ERA.s as high as 4.07.

I dont know about you, but I feel this is one time were change wasn't good.

And.. If you don't feel the same than your a moron or work for CBS.

Don't get me wrong, CBS is the father I never had. Fantasy means more to me than any job or the damn rash I have no interest in clearing up. I just don't feel any of the changes were necessary. Last year I won a league in which I started K-Rod, Mo Rivera, Papelbon, Kerry Wood, and Chad Qualls. Am I really forced to accept that i can no longer run with my Strategy for Success - Draft Offense, Take One or Two Aces, Take the Best Relievers and Be Online First When Two Start Pitchers Get Announced.

In 2008 Fantasy Baseball scoring between Batters and Pitchers were even. In 2009 they're as lop-sided as can be.

 

 

Comments

Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2009 5:30 pm
 

THIS IS WHY

Just to update and debunk your theory about the scoring changes before even giving it a chance....here are a couple numbers.





As of 7/8/09


Pay League scoring system-

Top 5 Batters Avg Points- 351
Top 5 Starting Pitcher Avg Points- 342
Top 5 Relief Pitcher Avg Points- 223

So MR. everything is lopsided. Where isn't it balanced? Here are some more numbers.

Our Dynasty League scoring system-


Top 5 Batters Avg Points- 383
Top 5 Starting Pitchers Points- 371
Top 5 Relief Pitcher Points- 335


Now the differences between Batters and Starting Pitchers:

351-342=9 point avg difference
383-371=11 point avg difference

Now the differences between scoring systems:

383-351=32 points
371-342=29 points

Sounds pretty even, just inflated.


Basically, CBS just wanted RP not to hold as much weight as SP. Which they shouldn't. They forced you to start 2, so they still would be relevant. Closers can throw 1 pitch in our league, and get 11 points. That is unbalanced. Why should a save equal a win? And why should a ND equal a loss? You expect the win, in our league, which is not balanced.  Maybe if Quality starts should be awarded, and loses be negative points. This way if you have a quality start loss, it is not as bad as a staight bad day.




Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2009 5:07 pm
 

"Why Oh Why?"

 

 well u basically answered ur own question nick....they wanted to make that strategy of draft offense , take an ace or rtoo and start 2 starters atleast a gamble....cuz honestly that how u always won....they obviously wanted to have the playing feild leveled for people who arent on here 24/7




Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2009 1:21 pm
 

"Why Oh Why?"

you got a -33 dummy not +33




Since: Feb 2, 2008
Posted on: April 2, 2009 1:42 pm
 

"Why Oh Why?"

I don't think last years rules were perfect, but this years rules hurt the value of SP's and RP's.  Also taking away a roster space was even worse. 




Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2009 2:17 am
 

"Why Oh Why?"

they gave u 165 for that....i wonder how many points u can possibly get...so someone read that from sportsline, and gave u a decent score? cuz i just got a 33 on my bs comment on it...and i highly doubt anyone read my bs...

 

 




Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2009 2:16 am
 

"Why Oh Why?"

no ones listening to you

 

 



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