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Resting players

Why is it the computer seems to punish people who rest players at the end of the season to get their pitching rotation in order for the playoffs. Every time I have tried to get my starting rotation lined up for the playoffs I hit the playoffs and get swept. Last time was by a team that I was 15 games better in the regular season, and beaten handily in the head to head match-up during the season.

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I honestly don't think the SIM cares if you gave pitchers or hitters extra days rest, you're either tired, or you're not in the SIMS eye's

Pitchers also don't "tire" if they have 95 Stamina left they have the same exact chance to get an out or allow a hit - as if they have 3 Stamina left. The Sim does not care.

At least that's the way i think it works...

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I guess. I just assume that if you are playing a team that you've had success with in the past, have everyone healthy and have done your pitching staff in order so you have your aces going in Games 1 and 2 like teams do you would be ok. Seems like every time I try to maximise my roster in the the playoffs it never works, which just seems a little odd.

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Honestly, Playoffs are a crap-shoot, I had a team that won 102 games and another that won 104 games in the regular season, neither got out of the 1st round.

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Right, in the playoffs you are almost always playing good teams. Doesn’t matter if you won 120 and they won 100, or if you beat them 9-3 during season. Instead if you winning a few 5-3 you might lose 4-2. Two good teams, anything will happen. Back to original post, no matter how it seems, the game doesn’t care if your players sat out or not. Each game doesnt care about the last, besides pitchers needing rest.

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I just had a 100 win team get swept in the playoffs, and it was by the team that was 14 games behind me in the division, and I was 9-6 against them I believe. It makes sense having it explained, but I just find it odd that it happens is all. Thanks

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1973 NY Mets finished 82-79 and beat the 99-63 Reds to advance to WS where they beat the 94-68 A's.

2006 Cardinals finished 83-78 , beat the 88-74 Padres and the 97-65 Mets to advance to the WS where they beat the 95-67 Tigers.

Excrement occurs..........

- The Sheik

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the 2006 Cardinals still had the core of a team that won 105 and 100 games the past two seasons. Albert Pujols, Scott Rolen, Jim Edmonds, Yadier Molina and Chris Carpenter were a good group to have in the playoffs. it was a series of injuries that hurt them at the end of the season.

Oh, and the A's won the World Series in 1973. I checked lol, way before my time.

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The point I was trying to make (OK, I blew the '73 WS thing ;) was that good teams can have less than stellar records and you can be beat by them in a short series.

- The Sheik

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yes sorry, i wasnt trying to be rude. as a Cardinals fan i suffered thru the end of that 2006 year, but still believed just because of the guys we had.

i agree with your point ♥

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Come on, @GusPC13!

AlyCat and the Sheik alternating posts, with reigning WPCWF champion AlyCat throwing down some excellent real baseball facts, and Gus is nowhere to be found. Slacking Canadian.

This is staging for a rematch. If we can get JohnMaddox to chime in, we will have the top 3 showing, and that can pivot into a promotion for SummerSlam Royale.

PS: The fan base hasn't forgotten trying to get AlyCat awarded a belt (that got melted down and formed into a trophy).

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Happening to me as we speak - 125 win team loses to 84 win team in semi's. Sometimes it just happens........

https://www.pennantchase.com/lgTeam..
- The Sheik