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Baseball Scoring System Changes - 2010

Posted on: February 5, 2010 3:11 pm
I remember how passionate most of you were about the changes we made to the standard Head to Head scoring system last season. Without further adieu, I'm going to point you to a column that Eric Mack wrote about the changes for this season.  We took a lot of your feedback, even from this forum into consideration.  Please don't hesitate to let me know your thoughts.  You can check it out by clicking HERE .

Since: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2010 6:03 pm

Baseball Scoring System Changes - 2010

You still need a few more changes for next year. A stud pitcher only gets a half point for a k. It should be one. A hitter gets minus a half point when they strikeout. An out is an out no matter what. Minus an extra point for a DP. The way it was this year, your pitchers half point canceled out  with the batters minus half point. This way it pays to have good strikeout pitchers. Also a pitcher gets 3 for a quality start but if the team loses and your pitcher gets the loss, he gets a minus 5. Too  many things canceled out. Go easier on the deductions. I wish I had this many deductions on my tax form!!!!!  See you next year.

Since: Feb 4, 2007
Posted on: October 3, 2010 10:39 pm

Baseball Scoring System Changes - 2010

Still think they need to address the 2 start pitchers in h2h leagues! I dominated all season, only to lose in the championship round because the other team had 12 pitching starts to my 8!

Since: Jul 19, 2010
Posted on: August 7, 2010 8:47 pm

Baseball Scoring System Changes - 2010

As far as H2H / Pitchers who pitch a complete game should get additional points I feel....but I'm new to this so I'm not sure if this was something that has changed.

For batting, a sacrifice should get maybe  .5

H2H is as much as I can be involved and being new I'm sure I may be missing a bigger picture to this

Since: Sep 8, 2009
Posted on: August 6, 2010 4:06 pm

Baseball Scoring System Changes - 2010


Since: Sep 8, 2009
Posted on: August 6, 2010 10:17 am

Baseball Scoring System Changes - 2010

There should be limited moves per week. In the league that I joined everyone picks up 5 starting pitchers a day then drops them when the lineups lock, by repeating this proccsess it eliments the offensive input for points.  The only way to win is to start 20 pitchers weak and having close to 180 innings per period.

Since: Jul 8, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2010 1:21 pm

Baseball Scoring System Changes - 2010

Franklin Gutierrez incorrectly has RF eligibility. He should ONLY have CF eligibility, as CF is the ONLY position he played last year.

Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: February 17, 2010 1:53 pm

Baseball Scoring System Changes - 2010

Speaking of scoring (sort of).  Is there any way you could put the "compare players" link back on each player page.  It was very handy to be researching a player and to click a button to easily compare him to another player (i.e., have him pre-selected).  As it stands now, I have to click on "compare players" in the link bar and then find the player I was just looking at.  Sort of a pain.

Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: February 11, 2010 1:55 pm

Baseball Scoring System Changes - 2010

I'm glad that the scoring was reviewed for this season.  It will be interesting to see how it effects scoring once the season starts and what people's reactions are this year!

One critique I have in just looking at it is that it strikes me as odd that an earned run is the same negative value as allowing a hit, walk or hit batter.  I understand your reasoning, but I'd prefer to see an earned run kept at -2 and a hit lowered to -0.5.  It is an extreme example, but it doesn't make sense that a pitcher would lose more giving up three infield singles while not allowing a run to score than a pitcher who gives up a homer.

My other quibble is with blown saves being dropped from -2 to 0.  A closer can now blow a save costing and vulture a win and net the same number of points as a successful save.  I'd prefer to see the negative points kept for blown saves while reducing a loss to -3 points.  Along with that, I don't see a problem with a top middle reliever being at least as valuable as a mediocre closer, so how about adding some points in for a hold?

One thing that was brought up in last year's discussion was alternative ways for custom leagues to handle two-start pitchers such as a max pitcher start feature - was that discussed for this year's product and can we expect additional features dealing with it in the future?

Finally, bredstik's post had good ideas for additional changes or additions.  I'd like to see a way to customize roster limits so that a maximum mumber of total pitchers can be set while maintaining separate RP and SP roles in the starting lineup.  I loved his idea about discounts for long time CBS users - maybe a pre-registration week, even just $10 off will make us feel welcomed back!

Is there a list of changes and upgrades in this year's website we should be aware about as you have had listed in the past?

Since: Feb 4, 2007
Posted on: February 9, 2010 7:28 pm

Baseball Scoring System Changes - 2010

I like that you guys didn't drastically change the scoring again! I think consistency is important when it comes to fantasy! Last year, I didn't realize a  pitcher could get -50 pts in a week! This year I made the adjustment in my draft; whereas last year I waited on pitching and got crushed on a weekly basis. I still think pitching is what's going to win in leagues and that's just the way it is in baseball. I just believe that everyday players should dictate wins and losses. I like that they took away the complete game bonus, when a great outing was already getting alot of points! I would have liked if the -5 for a loss would have been taken out since that's also like getting double dipped. Also, I like how cbs is making us aware of the changes unlike last year when they kind of snuck it in on us. Overall I say job well done for trying to improve fantasy sports in general.

Since: Feb 8, 2010
Posted on: February 9, 2010 9:01 am

Baseball Scoring System Changes - 2010

With the new system of punctuation for CBS fantasy managers who participate in a H2H league will be more interested in getting quality closers and SP that can provide quality starts, though his punctuation K down SPs like Lincecum, Greinke, Haren, Hernandez , Kershawm take much value in those leagues.

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