ATD 2013 - should all teams make the playoffs?
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01-04-2013, 01:44 PM
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Imagining that the rankings don’t have something to do with GM effort is turning a blind eye to reality. In alternate realities if two guys draft the exact same team in the same draft, and one is more skilled at highlighting his players’ strengths, promotes their players relentlessly and makes extensive bios, and the other does nothing at all, they will place very differently in the standings. Also, as we have all seen, the GM that “shows up” for the playoffs when their opponent doesn’t, also has an advantage.
The idea I brought forward is much less impactful to the whole process than the two principles listed above. You are a big proponent of lineup assassinations and have, in the past, lamented how little some GMs seem to care to do them (though we all love getting them). This provides a real, tangible reason for everyone to do them.
GM effort leading to success is a real thing, and this would be just one more (and the smallest) facet of that.
And if you say you don’t have the time to do a couple assassinations (after researching your players, drafting, discussing during the draft, and making bios), you’re just not trying hard enough to have the time.
TDMM’s idea of not allowing teams to vote on the standings could work, but at the same time, we want MORE votes, not fewer.
VI, you are free to defeat this argument with an argument of your own, instead of a "spite poll"....
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