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11/28/2012 9:36 AM
A lot of guys post advice on building a pitching staff that have defined roles with set inning requirements.   I see all the time some like:

800 ip for starters
150 ip for Long A
100 ip for setup
50 ip for closer

and while I think you can win with that strategy, there is certainly more than one way to skin a cat.

I recently finished a progressive team with only 6 good pitchers. I had a little under 1200 "quality" innings and played in Fenway.  I put them as starters 1-6 and clicked the "pitch in relief box".   I also had three chumps set to mop up.  Here are the results.

 

11/28/2012 9:37 AM
RL #'s
Player SN T GP GS IP OAV WHIP
French, Larry 1931 L 41 35 290 0.278 1.35
Johnson, Si 1931 R 44 35 276 0.269 1.32
Zachary, Tom 1931 L 35 29 241 0.272 1.29
Johnson, Syl 1931 R 34 25 196 0.255 1.16
Hadley, Bump 1931 R 58 12 189 0.218 1.32
Quality total         1192    
Collins, Rip 1931 R 18 15 113 0.307 1.57
Kolp, Ray 1931 R 32 11 113 0.332 1.71
Hebert, Wally 1931 L 24 14 109 0.306 1.66
mopup total 335
11/28/2012 9:38 AM
SIM #'s


Player SN T G GS CG SHO W L SV SVO IP H R ER HR BB SO OAV OBP SLG WHIP ERA
Johnson, Si 1931 R 65 34 2 2 19 15 6 6 311 362 166 140 9 98 97 0.286 0.339 0.374 1.48 4.05
French, Larry 1931 L 73 30 4 1 24 15 4 6 301.3 379 179 160 15 96 83 0.304 0.357 0.426 1.58 4.78
Zachary, Tom 1931 L 51 34 7 0 15 15 3 4 279.3 327 168 139 13 79 62 0.284 0.332 0.4 1.45 4.48
Johnson, Syl 1931 R 49 30 1 1 20 10 1 1 245.3 247 102 81 10 39 96 0.257 0.287 0.363 1.17 2.97
Hadley, Bump 1931 R 75 34 0 0 7 11 9 10 188.3 186 101 86 6 90 107 0.253 0.337 0.348 1.47 4.11
Hebert, Wally 1931 L 49 0 0 0 3 7 8 9 96 141 95 86 16 48 19 0.339 0.409 0.555 1.97 8.06
Collins, Rip 1931 R 16 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 21.3 27 12 12 1 5 4 0.307 0.344 0.455 1.5 5.06
Kolp, Ray 1931 R 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2.7 6 3 2 0 0 0 0.462 0.429 0.538 2.25 6.75
TEAM TOTALS -- -- 380 162 14 4 89 73 34 40 1,445.30 1675 826 706 70 455 468 0.285 0.338 0.4 1.47 4.4
11/28/2012 10:27 AM
The 89 wins were especially impressive considering that two teams in this division each won 104 games (16 team league). Trust me, I got sick of seeing those same 6 names every game. Good job juggling the fatigue all season.
11/28/2012 10:33 AM
That's the beauty Frazz, I didn't do anything.   I literally just set them up 1-6 and let it ride all season.

I probably should have put Collins on mopup and Hebert on Rest to get him to be the first guy in but I didn't have time to manage that.
11/28/2012 4:47 PM
Speaking of other was to skin cats, this was my pitching staff in biglen's Devious Weasel League:

Pitching Staff
    Role Player T W-L-S IP/
162
ERA OAV WHIP K/
9
BB/
9
HR/
9
K-BB Salary
    SP 1989 Mark Langston L 4-5-0 74 3.56 .221 1.08 7.36 2.33 0.37 60-19 $2,192,575
    SP/RP 1985 Karl Best R 2-1-4 33 1.95 .207 0.96 8.91 1.67 0.28 32-6 $1,173,790
    SP/RP 1982 Bill Caudill R 12-9-26 96 2.35 .192 1.05 10.44 3.29 0.85 111-35 $3,188,466
    SP/RP 1987 Bill Wilkinson L 3-4-10 77 3.66 .223 1.07 8.61 2.48 0.94 73-21 $2,267,600
    SP/RP 1981 Larry Andersen R 3-3-5 101 2.66 .228 1.11 5.32 2.39 0.53 40-18 $2,667,033
    SP/RP 1988 Scott Bankhead R 7-9-0 136 3.07 .224 1.13 6.80 2.53 0.53 102-38 $3,997,033
    SP/RP 1981 Jim Beattie R 3-2-1 100 2.97 .232 1.16 4.86 2.43 0.27 36-18 $2,747,064
    SP/RP 1989 Erik Hanson R 9-5-0 114 3.18 .243 1.19 5.96 2.54 0.56 75-32 $2,748,612
    SP/RP 1988 Mike Moore R 9-15-1 231 3.78 .232 1.13 7.16 2.48 0.94 182-63 $5,928,401
    SP/RP 1982 Bob Stoddard R 3-3-0 68 2.41 .205 0.98 3.21 2.41 0.94 24-18 $1,863,505
    SP/RP 1985 Roy Thomas R 7-0-1 94 3.36 .202 1.22 6.73 4.61 0.77 70-48 $2,595,707
    SP/RP 1987 Jerry Reed R 1-2-7 82 3.42 .255 1.26 5.62 2.65 0.77 51-24 $1,857,013
    SP/RP 1988 Edwin Nunez R 1-4-0 30 7.98 .366 2.01 5.83 4.30 1.23 19-14 $200,000
Pitching Totals 64-62-55 1,236 3.30 .229 1.15 6.78 2.74 0.71 875-354 $33,426,799

I went a little light on IP overall, but was playing in Petco with good defense, so I felt I could take some chances. I ran Moore, Beattie and Bankhead in a Starter 1, 2A, 2B rotation, and other than resting them a little down the stretch by letting Stoddard start 6 or 7 games, I let them just run all season. This team also finished with 89 wins and is now facing one of frazzman's teams in the WS.
11/28/2012 6:19 PM

Glad I can be the test-dummy on y'alls wacky rotations. Now stop beating me with them and everything will be fine!

11/28/2012 7:44 PM
Yeah, there are plenty of ways to do it.   I have offered the IP suggestions to those who needed help, and it's a good place to start.
12/1/2012 2:36 AM
when I have low IP starters I'm always shuttling them between the rotation and the bullpen, and down to AAA to free up a roster spot. 
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