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Postby scotty5150 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:39 pm

shortsavage wrote:
scotty5150 wrote:So, basically, you can adjust the settings at any point during the season? (i.e. the playoff tiebreaker issue)

Yep, you should be able to adjust your settings midseason.

Wouldn't that change some regular season numbers retroactively?
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Postby shortsavage » Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:25 pm

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scotty5150 wrote:So, basically, you can adjust the settings at any point during the season? (i.e. the playoff tiebreaker issue)

Yep, you should be able to adjust your settings midseason.

Wouldn't that change some regular season numbers retroactively?


For others: yep.
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Re: Yahoo PLUS vs. CBS Commish league

Postby kentx12 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:26 pm

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I've never spoken to anyone who has tried CBS and Yahoo PLUS. It would be interesting to hear comparisons between pay products from people who have tried them both.



I have played both and imo there is no comparrison. I think CBS is awful. It is complicated to find players, stats, and other information. I would much rather have even the free yahoo but the plus leagues are alot better than CBS imo.
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Postby Brendo » Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:54 pm

yahoo is great for the straightforward stuff: avg, hr, rbi, obp....

cbs lets you search leaders in any sabermetric category; but I agree their stat system is a bit to get used to.

The reason our league stays with it is the story and poll posting capability. Plus their stat updates are fantastic.

We've used CBS for the main league and free yahoo for a few others. To me CBS is the best.
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Postby moochie » Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:18 pm

Hmm, so far I'm leaning toward the Yahoo PLUS. Could just be that I'm familiar with Yahoo already and want to stay in my comfort zone, but if the main advantages of CBS are posting polls and stories, then I think I may stick with Yahoo.
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Postby shortsavage » Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:12 pm

moochie wrote:Hmm, so far I'm leaning toward the Yahoo PLUS. Could just be that I'm familiar with Yahoo already and want to stay in my comfort zone, but if the main advantages of CBS are posting polls and stories, then I think I may stick with Yahoo.


CBS also has a deeper player pool, stays up year round (great for keeper leagues), and can handle all sorts of categories or stat searches (ex. can have it look at HR/ab).
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:55 pm

Ill stay with Yahoo.

Ive tried CBS every yr and I just cant stand it. I have to admit that I hardly ever use their stattracker service, nor do I buy it on Yahoo. I agree with Kentx that they seem to go out of their way to make it complicated to find players/ stats/ etc. I know that people who are used to CBS say its more in depth, but honestly its just not worth it for me - I can get that info MUCH easier other places it seems.

Also - I forgot - does CBS allow for roto-based H2H, or do they only have a points based H2H format?

The better backgrounds and pictures just dont do it for me - give me the stripped down Yahoo leagues and lets play ball.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:59 pm

I prefer Yahoo 10 fold over CBS. I have a hard time finding the players that I want for my team on CBS, but can easily get the info from my yahoo leagues. I surely will do my best to never play in another Sportsline league. :-t
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Postby shortsavage » Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:46 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:I prefer Yahoo 10 fold over CBS. I have a hard time finding the players that I want for my team on CBS, but can easily get the info from my yahoo leagues. I surely will do my best to never play in another Sportsline league. :-t


At what point do you attribute this to your familiarity with one layout over another and difficulty learning to understand a new system?

I don't get what's so hard about typing a player's name into the player search then clicking "add this player" if they are unowned or seeing their owner if they are owned.

It's quite obvious that most of the people who swear to never give CBS another shot know VERY little about CBS's software.

I strongly dislike debating CBS and yahoo with CAFE users ;-7.

Let's get back to questions about CBS O:-).
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Postby bucksox » Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:21 pm

shortsavage wrote:
raiders_umpire wrote:I prefer Yahoo 10 fold over CBS. I have a hard time finding the players that I want for my team on CBS, but can easily get the info from my yahoo leagues. I surely will do my best to never play in another Sportsline league. :-t


At what point do you attribute this to your familiarity with one layout over another and difficulty learning to understand a new system?

I don't get what's so hard about typing a player's name into the player search then clicking "add this player" if they are unowned or seeing their owner if they are owned.

It's quite obvious that most of the people who swear to never give CBS another shot know VERY little about CBS's software.

I strongly dislike debating CBS and yahoo with CAFE users ;-7.

Let's get back to questions about CBS O:-).


bingo ;-D


I don't think this was supposed to be a thread about which one is better. It's like debating what type of music is best. Just go with what you like and win.
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