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2/20/2013 4:30 PM
Question

Let's say I have a 37 year old veteran first baseman that still has minor league options. Before Spring Training, I stick him into AAA, so I don't have to bother with putting him into my Spring lineup.

Is he subject to any degree of inactivity penalty by being ostensibly dormant in AAA during Spring Training?
2/20/2013 4:44 PM
A 37 y/o position player is likely to decline whether he plays or not during ST.
2/20/2013 4:45 PM
2/20/2013 5:08 PM
Hardball Dynasty – Fantasy Baseball Sim Games - Player Profile: Richie Flynn is another.  I seldom have 35+ y/o on my rosters because of this.
2/20/2013 7:35 PM (edited)
Thanks for the attention. Those answers didn't exactly answer my question, so I'll rephrase it:

If I put an aging ballplayer into AAA to avoid needing to give him game time during ST, plus avoid the alternative of him getting a ratings hit specifically accrued by inactivity during ST while a player is on the ST roster, does he still get an extra inactivity hit, per se? I mean that, regardless of what descent in ratings will occur anyway.

I'm guessing the answer is "no." (And Mike, your data does help me make that guess, thanks.)
2/21/2013 12:31 AM
I don't think you'll avoid the ratings hit regardless if he is on your ML roster or AAA roster during spring training.
2/21/2013 12:37 AM
There's also no need to give him ST time regardless if he is on the BL squad or not. REST is just as easy to use as is demoting the guy.
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