New Alternate Lineups

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paul8210

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Re: New Alternate Lineups

PostTue Nov 05, 2019 2:49 am

While this feature might seem realistic it actually diminishes the value of your Tommy Johns, Claude Osteens, Al Downings, etc in a way that is unrealistic.

It was fun to be able to plan a three-game series by putting pitchers out there that could complement each other and hold down those mighty batters, but, that's out the window.

What's unrealistic is managers setting a stacked lineup for a particular game based on analysis of 162 games of historical data.

Warren Spahn, a reverse-pitcher, faced left-handers 25 percent of the time. This new game feature encourages the manager to ignore realism in the interest of "control", control a real life manager would never have because he would never be able to benefit from 162 games of historical evidence unless 162 games were actually played.

It's that old argument: realistic replay vs "what if we lived in an alternate universe?"; which is better?
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Re: New Alternate Lineups

PostThu Dec 12, 2019 1:09 am

Good points about realism. Yet, this is a game where the rules are the same for everyone. And the players who know how and actually take the time to use those rules to their advantage should actually have an advantage for putting the time in.
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