Originally Posted by mlbfan30
And quantity over quality can be bad. You might get more Wins, but ERA and WHIP might go up. Leagues shouldn't have a cap to say you can't use quantity. Each person should decide their own method. If that's limiting pitchers, fine. If it's using more pitchers, fine. But a league that says, "you can't use more pitchers" just isn't as good to play in. I want to decide my own strategy and not have the league enforce one for me.
I guess if you play in an inferior league and are an inferior player, the commish should tell you how to play. But I play in strong leagues where strategies are encouraged.
I've played in a number of "open" leagues, and honestly, they're very easy to win. All you have to do is get up earlier than the other owners and make halfway decent judgements about that day's starting pitchers.
A "strong" player is able to assess the rules and determine the best way to win. If quantity is OK, then the most active managers (i.e. the managers who can log in and make roster changes earliest and most often) have the best shot of winning. If getting up at 5:15 a.m. and picking that day's pitchers off the waiver wire is the best strategy, then I'll pass. I prefer leagues that require more than simply getting up earlier than your opponent.