Some purists might consider this heresy. The density of the MLB schedule – there are only a handful of days without games between April and October – is what differentiates baseball from other American sports. On the other hand: Be reasonable. Do you really need to bench your third baseman because he has trouble hitting lefties? His actual coach probably isn't doing that. Our advice is to set your lineup on Sunday and get on with your life. If your top hitter gets hurt on a Monday, live with it. Ideally, you'll make this a rule for your league so your competition will feel the same burn, but even if you don't its worth obeying on principle.
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