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Postby WittyC » Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:14 am

No more Funston! !+)

Sorry... I guess that's not terribly relevant.

I play a lot of H2H, and being able to pick the tie-breaker cat would be nice. The champ of my league in '03 and '05 won a total of five rounds, including both championships, on the ERA tiebreaker.

I'd also like to be able to set the league schedule and structure (divide into leagues and divisions). I think it would add some charm to the H2H format.

I did notice that this year, at least in Plus leagues, there is a "Record Book" page that may include some interesting info for H2H leagues. Most of the info on there I kept myself on my league's webpage, but it was pretty time-consuming. It might put me over the edge to finally force my league to shell out for the league plus.
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Postby Kelly Gruber » Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:49 am

If they improved the stats for all the players, so that it included diverse statistics (for instance SB's let up by a pitcher), that would be really good to find trends and indicators in players. Right now, I use another site to find the unusual stats, but it is in Yahoo's interest to keep me and anybody else in the same boat on the one website. Who knows, maybe they will diversify.
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Postby rjforlife » Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:02 am

ironman wrote:How about being able to boot a manager if they're inactive for more than 30 days and being able to invite a new manager to take over.

Sandbox used to boot you if you didn't check your team after 30 days or so. They then let people just take over the dead teams.

Oh Sandbox, does anyone still use them? :-? I used to love them until they bent us over with their horrible transition from free to pay.


sandbox was the greatest....we used to use it for football and baseball in 7th grade about 10 years ago. and we did autopick drafts. my how far fantasy baseball has come.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:21 am

Definitely keeper league support.
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Postby Wyatt » Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:46 am

JoeMoney19 wrote:how about fixing the pre-draft ranking page so you don't have to click each player individually to move them over to the list you can adjust...that makes me want to shoot myself in the face


Really It's a pain to rank players At least at sandbox you just changed the number beside each name hit enter & you were done.
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Postby swyck » Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:25 pm

Wyatt wrote:
JoeMoney19 wrote:how about fixing the pre-draft ranking page so you don't have to click each player individually to move them over to the list you can adjust...that makes me want to shoot myself in the face


Really It's a pain to rank players At least at sandbox you just changed the number beside each name hit enter & you were done.

Yes, being able to modify the pre-draft ranking easier would be very useful. Especially if we just import our own ranking. Its a real pain to pre-rank the way things are.
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:31 pm

swyck wrote:
Wyatt wrote:
JoeMoney19 wrote:how about fixing the pre-draft ranking page so you don't have to click each player individually to move them over to the list you can adjust...that makes me want to shoot myself in the face


Really It's a pain to rank players At least at sandbox you just changed the number beside each name hit enter & you were done.

Yes, being able to modify the pre-draft ranking easier would be very useful. Especially if we just import our own ranking. Its a real pain to pre-rank the way things are.


Yesterday I pre-ranked about 400 players. It took forever because I had to do it one at a time from my excel sheets. Then, I clicked save and I got an error; it said that I ranked more players than are draftable by the league and that I had to cut down my pre-rankings to something like 250. Buzzkill.

So, I had to delete the players in my pre-rank queue one at a time (you can't select multiple players from your pre-rankings) and I cut it down to about 200, and boom, same error. Finally, I clicked on the old school ranking list and it saved; only 10 players!

Anyway, it was a real pain. I spent a lot of time pre-ranking and now I have to do it over again. I did the pre-rankings from a league where there are only 10 teams, but i have another league with 20 teams. So I'm afraid if I rank, say, 300 players in my 20-team league, I won't be able to export those rankings to my other leagues where I have less than 20 teams.

Yeah, seriously, pre-rankings a pain.
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Postby tuff_gong » Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:32 pm

Being able to input the trading of draft picks, and putting actual pictures for your team logo instead of the little avatar guy.
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Postby chadlincoln » Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:34 pm

Coppernob wrote:one HUGE request:
be able to handle keeper choices BEORE the live draft. i.e. give the commish the chance to eliminate players from the list
Plus leagues let you do that.

I would want to see salary caps.
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:36 pm

Coppernob wrote:one HUGE request:
be able to handle keeper choices BEORE the live draft. i.e. give the commish the chance to eliminate players from the list


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Just kidding yo, nice name.
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