Earl, I'm indifferent. Like you said, 30 or. 35 doesn't really change much.
No H2H league scoring is perfect, though. Every league is in search of the perfect scoring but nobody every finds it. Through that change, some other unforeseen issue arises.
No one said it was that easy but it can happen. Let's say you own Fernandez, Lee, and a couple of good closers. One is going twice that week. Why wouldn't I just punt QS and try to take the rest of the CATS? It doesn't even have to be two dominant pitchers... It could just be a tier 4 pitcher who got lucky at the beginning of the week. You seem like a bright guy... I don't have to spell that out for you. I don't see anything silly about it. It happens a lot when the IP limit is so low. What's really hard to understand about it?
Don't talk to me like I don't understand
In your scenario, team A throws Lee and Fernandez and whoever and shuts it down at 25. (If a tier 4 starter hits it big to start the week that team deserves to win; no one starts that guy early anyway)
Team papz, who should have two aces and decent closers of his own, let's call them wacha and cueto. They throw their own gems and the closers do something... All of a sudden you are in striking distance. Team A feels threatened and may have to throw another guy... You have Teheran, Lorriano and Haren coming up against MIA, CHI, and SD that weekend... Well now we have a ball game. Your next 3 are better than team A's.
These types of battles go on throughout the season and are always talked about in the thread. It's part of the fun. You add more innings and the same thing happens, except you're now counting on Tim Hudson and Ian Kennedy to fill starts.
You must be confused now. I don't have any issues with anyone chasing stats. I have an issue with the extremely low IP limit. I think an increase in the limit would make pitching more balanced.
Even the best pitching teams have to chase stats. All teams have good frontline guys. A team with a lot of good pitchers holds an advantage, which I presented above.
Is the issue that you don't really have a true fantasy ace nor do you have any closers? Seems like an attempt to punish the teams that do and reward a team like yours with multiple pretty good pitchers