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Posted on: June 9, 2009 10:34 am
Edited on: June 9, 2009 10:38 am
I haven't had time to come up with an exact formula on to why it is bad but would you disagree? I don't know about you guys but Fantasy is about having fun, putting together juggernaut teams, and calculating how many points your guy is gonna end up with by tomorrow morning! With the new changes, I would say just about everybody has a problem with the scoring of the pitchers mostly. Sure, we have gotten over it now, but it just seems like CBS dosent care about us because we are playing the FREE version, we are meerly peasants. WE WANT IT BACK THE OLD WAY! When week 1 started and you got your first -17 from a pitcher you were scratching your head in disbelief! -17! What!! Did he allow 15 runs??
NO. Let me break down a -17 for you.

-A pitcher goes 6 innings, CBS has given you a bonus extra point this year (3) instead of (2) per INN. (5 inn)x(3)= 15
-Okay so you got 15 from that Smile ! Yippy!
-Now, he's playing the Phillies so he allwoed 12 hits...not that good, but nothing to get worried about. A hit takes away (-1) point. Okay nevermind, a little worried now. (12 hits)x(-1)= -12
-So now your 15 you got is down to 3.
-He walked 3 batters too (3 BB)x(-1)= -3
-Now we're at ground 0 for our total. So we made a mistake and put in Ted Lilly against the Phillies, 12 hits and 3 walks, we messed up! Hold your horses cowboy, we're just getting started! 10 hits and 3 walks...that means some runners crossed the plate.
- Let's say he managed well and only allowed 6 runs in on what could have been a disaster (6 Runs)x(-2)= -12
-Now we're at (-12) for our total.
- Okay, so that is a bad game! Final score 5-3, Phillies win. Your pitcher allowed all 5 of their runs in the first 6 innings. Not just giving you nothing for your pitcher, no that's not enough punishment! I mean 0 would hurt your team enough right? No, he gets a -12!!!
-Oh, hold on here, I made a mistake. Rememeber that whole Win-Lose stat they give to pitchers? Yeah, well they don't give you 10 anymore for a win and they take away 5 for a lose.
-So our -12 is now a -17 because he got the L.
-17 !!! Heck some good batters don't even get you 10 points in a week, and if you got a few more Loses from pitchers who allow a few runs your team is lucky to put up a buck fifty.
Overall, I think it is obviously ridiculous that a player can take away -17 from your team because a somewhat bad game and the scoring is to harsh on pitchers this year!

(In week 2 Chein-Ming Wang had a two starts, he allowed 8 runs in each game and came up with a lose in both. His total score for that week was -50 !!!!)

You might as well start no pitchers!!!


Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: July 1, 2009 9:46 am


Yeah man you are excatly rigght.

Since: Jul 10, 2007
Posted on: June 17, 2009 11:03 pm

BAD! Horrible!

You are right.  I have looked at this since the season started.

In many weeks, IT DOES NOT MATTER AT ALL WHAT YOUR HITTERS DO!  If on one day one of your OPPONENT'S SP's gets 29 points and YOUR SP GETS -15, and the next day it is Opponent's SP 18 and your SP is -16, and your pitchers equal your opponents' pitchers for the rest of the week, YOU HAVE LOST FOR THE WEEK even if your Hitters outscore the opponent by 77 Points for THE WEEK!!!!  This type of action DOES happen.

By the way, I have noticed that CBSS lowers my score in my profile when I post a negative remark about the Scoring System, and raises the score when I post a positive remark.  It doesn't matter to me.  In my opinion, CBSS is THE BEST SITE FOR fantasy FOOTBALL; one of the BEST for fantasy BASKETBALL; and is now somewhat BELOW AVERAGE FOR fantasy BASEBALL.

Let's see what they do next year, and hope for perhaps slightly fewer Positive points for Pitching scoring and many fewer Negative points for Pitching scoring.  I could name the other sites that have pitching scoring right, but don't want to slam CBSS when they do such a good job in other sports and in the information/reference parts of Baseball.  If they don't improve the fantasy Baseball scoring system, we can always just play at another site, while staying with CBSS for Football and Basketball.

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