Fantasy Sports: Now Playing - Baseball May 16, 2012 1:54:56 GMT -5
Post by wonk on May 16, 2012 1:54:56 GMT -5
May 15, 2012 15:36:49 GMT -5 @chud said:I just got Scherzer'd. SERVES ME RIGHT.
On a side note, I did notice that a certain Andy Dirks was picked up by a certain wonk during a certain series being played in Oakland.
I didn't have time to respond to this earlier, but I'll fbelt sander you. Without giving away too much strategy from years' past, it used to be a popular add when a pitcher from a team with a high octane offense was facing the pedestrian hitting A's. You should get a win either way, and if he's a K pitcher, you'll do good in that category as well. Many smart owners would add someone like Scherzerzer, take their win and Ks, then drop him the next day. That is why I called you out.
Upon further review, you picked up Scherzerzer because you wanted to keep him, as evident that you started him today (burn). My shit talking legitimacy dropped a couple points then. I still think if you wanted Scherzerer for the long haul, you should have picked him up after he faced the A's. It's not like you were competing with anyone else who wanted him? The only reason his add total was so high is because he was facing the A's.
As for Dirks, I was competing with others who wanted him. I picked him up when he was owned in about 15 per cent of leagues, and by the time he finished playing the A's, he was owned in over 40% of leagues. Someone else in this league would have picked him up had I not already. Hitters are different than pitchers, I can root for Dirks to get a two out single against my team, then have the inning end the next batter. You were rooting for Scherzerer to dominate, yet still lose 1-0. Even if this doesn't make sense, you are not allowed to pick up a pitcher playing against your favorite team unless it is a diamond in the rough. Scherzerer wasn't, as evident by you trying to play him another game, getting burned, and dropping him.
And for anyone else who thinks this strategy of adding Scherzerer when he plays a shitty offense, usually that shitty offense blows up and scores 12, so it's a risk either way.