Unread E-mail of the day for April 25 2006
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Here is today’s unread e-mail of the day.
Chris in London, England writes:
Hey Cory and Mike,
On the subject of trying to fill your line-up everyday, what do you guys think about the Max Games Played Per Position limit?
I figure getting rid of it promotes activity and managers who put together a flexible line-up – things I think are worth rewarding. But I’ve put this forward in a couple of leagues I’m in and people seem to be worried it’ll cause some kind of insane everyday ‘pitch and ditch’ style activity with hitters. I don’t think so. Am I blind to be missing the point of this rule?
The max games limit is very rarely reached; who actually has a catcher that plays 162 games in a season? I don’t think it precludes activity, and if anyone is not making transactions out of a fear of exceeding the limit, they’re probably leaving opportunities on the table that could be used to obtain helpful players.
Chris, I have made a huge commitment in 06 to try and fill out my max for positions and right now much to my surprise I am +4 in OF. However it is very difficult to do because the schedule doesn’t cooperate 5 days of the week. I believe in the system and agree with Cory that if you don’t try your best you are leaving opportunities on the table. Last night I picked up Brad Ausmus and Brandon Phillips and ended up getting a 3-4 out of Brad and 1-4 with a steal out of Brandon. It’s worth the effort and makes you check your roster every day which keeps you informed and sharp.