October Monthly Challenge

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supertyphoon

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October Monthly Challenge

PostFri Oct 04, 2019 12:06 am

This month's Challenge is GIDP Induced! Every Baseball 365 team that starts play in October is automatically entered, and the teams with the top 3 regular season GIDP Induced totals (Misc. stats tab, pitchers) (.500 record required) win team credits!

This is the first monthly challenge where the four teams getting credits will be almost random, I can't imagine how you could game the system and try to design a roster that will increase your likelihood of having the most GIDP.

Groundball pitchers instead of strikeout pitchers, high WHIP instead of low WHIP, and infielders with great range ???
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Re: October Monthly Challenge

PostFri Oct 04, 2019 12:31 am

I'm waiting for the SOM bots to replace managers trying to win the monthly challenge...... "Dear Sir, My excuse why I dropped all my good pitchers is I wanted a mediocre pitching staff that would give up lots of runs and hits and walks so there would be more double play inducements."
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Re: October Monthly Challenge

PostMon Oct 07, 2019 9:07 am

If the team is built around pitchers with more gbA on their cards and sharp defensive infielders, those teams should have the potential to increase their GIDP.
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Re: October Monthly Challenge

PostMon Oct 07, 2019 11:10 am

A ballpark with high singles rating, low HR rating, Pitchers with GBA on their cards where most of the OBP is walks and not extra base hits or pitchers that only give up singles and walks and not extra base hits, combined with the very highest defensive level in the infield to maximise double plays from x-outs.
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Re: October Monthly Challenge

PostWed Oct 09, 2019 3:28 pm

gkhd11a wrote:A ballpark with high singles rating, low HR rating, Pitchers with GBA on their cards where most of the OBP is walks and not extra base hits or pitchers that only give up singles and walks and not extra base hits, combined with the very highest defensive level in the infield to maximize double plays from x-outs.


While I totally agree with you Charlie, here's a team in a league that I'm in that proves that the most important thing is probably who your opponents are ...

https://onlinegames.strat-o-matic.com/team/1522536

Because this team has no gbA's on their pitcher's cards and a 2 at SS yet leads the league in Double Plays turned. :roll:
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Re: October Monthly Challenge

PostWed Oct 09, 2019 4:51 pm

I never paid attention to the contest up to this post, and since I only play 2 teams at a time. I can go back to ignoring the contest :D
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Re: October Monthly Challenge

PostThu Oct 10, 2019 8:10 am

Some of the contests "make sense" because you in large part have control over them. Others don't like this current one and the Walks yielded one a month or two back.

In the walks yielded one, my entire pitching staff had a couple of walks in total allowed on their cards. All my starters and my top 2-3 relievers had ZERO WALKS on their cards. The only pitcher with a walk on his card was my least used reliever. Yet my team didn't even finish in the top 20 in the contest. And that's not a complaint, it's an observation. You have no control over your opponents cards so if you're in a division with a team or two built around OBP, then your done which was what happened to me in that one.

Same is true for this current contest, it's too dependent upon your opponents to truly control your destiny. That's why I won't even bother building a team for this one.

Some things you have more control over such as: Team Fielding, Hitters Walks, Doubles, Triples, HR's, Average, OBP, Stolen Bases. Others not so much.

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