A direct link from every league home page to the Cafe.
Don't you have to pay for ESPN/CBS teams? that doesn't exaclty make stat tracker free, does it?
Yahoo PLUS leagues give all owners stat tracker "for free."
I would like to see stats broken down by month, quarterly, pre ASB, post ASB and whatnot for roto teams.
I'd also like to see records that you could keep from year to year. (have a minimum at bats/ip for daily records, also)
I get it through CBS in a leauge I didn't pay for, but maybe, just like Yahoo, if you buy it in one league you have it for all your leagues. I know in football, ESPN has it for free.
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If Yahoo were to go to year-round access, I'd think they'd need to expand their league message board. Instead of just having one place to post, you could have an area where people can talk about what trades they want and etc. Think of something like Proboards merged with Yahoo - it'd work to meet a lot of the needs mentioned above.
jondunc wrote:A page that displays how long each team was in each positon (e.g. Team A was in first place 67% of the season, second place 21%, etc.)
A page where you could reference everyone's maximum games left.
A page that lists the cumulative numbers you received from each position (e.g. Team A used 7 1B over the season and their total numbers were...)
I love these ideas: would love to have ip used on the standings page as well as I currently have to copy/paste from every single team's page to get the k/ip, win/ip and sv/ip numbers.
I'd like to see the addition of a minor-league section to Yahoo as well as the expansion of the players in Yahoo's database. Basically have all reasonably high level minor leaguers already in Yahoo's database marked with a minor league tag (NA or ML would both work). This would serve a few purposes. First of all you could actually set up leagues with a certain number of minor league slots (very useful for keepers that use minor leaguers). Second of all it would remove the issues with the lag between the time a player is called up and the time that the player hits the majors. Lastly leagues could choose to have the NA/ML players available from draft day on or not meaning that leagues could allow people to draft guys like Alex Gordon right off the bat (even if there isn't a minor league roster) or to have things work the way they do now - that when a guy is called up they go to waivers first. Having a few options along with all of the minor leaguers loaded in from the beginning opens up a lot of new league setups that aren't currently available now.
Submariner wrote:Is everyone at Yahoo from Pittsburgh?
Location: San Francisco, CA
I'd like to see Keeper features, or some how to use Yahoo! drafting software for mocks.
Sad truth is that some people use Yahoo public leagues for mock drafts now. They sign up, go through the draft, and then let the team lay idle while they participate in the league they want to compete in.
A true mock draft tool would be good.
“You win pennants in the off season when you build your teams with trades and free agents.” –Earl Weaver
Salary ANd Player page,
A page where I can change my salaries and over all salary cap for my team.
I would like to be able to change the dollar amounts for the individual players and the total team cap
also be able to switch the players in the position slots
Batters (include utility spot)
Also would love to have included Salry years (total and current year)
Year 2 of 4
Have Minor league system List where you can list your minor league players and history information
Players picked up from free agents:
Players picked up from Waivers:
This kind of stuff would help immensley
as well as :
League overall standings
Oh and a history of players traded away and aquired
with stats of how they have faired since they were traded away.
This would be a part of a trade diary that would also include complete trade parameters
2007 2nd round pick $15 Scott Kazmir
Jojo traded: Utley, Carlos ZAmbrano paid zambrano salary tyo
and then have links on the players that show there records before and since being traded.
This way you can really see how you faired.
Another great feature would be a salary analysis that shows the avg salary being paid per player over all of the dynasty keeper leagues in Yahoo that fit into your cap structure.
That would be HUGE.
My #1 feature for a year round league: Keep a free version! Or else a lot of keeper leagues would just stay away and just start a new league every year and transfer rosters over using free leagues. Start with free year round leagues that only differ in that the league doesn't vanish and can be reused year after year (along with the minor tweaks that need to be made to make the transition from offseason to the season work. example: ability to change team owners which is disabled after a season starts in Yahoo leagues), THEN a whole bunch of nice bells and whistles can be added for some special year round leagues that cost money.
Reading this thread a lot of the ideas sound to me like they don't necessarily have to do with the idea of year round leagues as much as they do Yahoo leagues in general.
Features I'd like to see include:
All-Time stats/standings, (example: standings that not only include the current season, but past seasons as well all into one). That would work great for h2h leagues, but wouldn't be too bad for roto leagues either.
A automatically managed method for doing slow, offline drafts within the league. Using a message board works ok, but if there was a method which made the commissioner's job easier, then great!
And most importantly the ability to incorporate minor leaguers into the game. That way, if someone for example owns the rights to Alex Gordon, they don't have to wait for him to be added to Yahoo. He'll sit on that teams roster using up a minors spot (or something to that effect) and not be usable until that team makes room on their major league roster and activates him. At least one person already mentioned this in the thread, but it's just that important that it needs to be mentioned as much as possible.
I love the 'inventory' idea mentioned before. Our league often trades both 2007 draft picks and 2007 prospect draft picks. Having the ability to move those would be great. Also, the ability to trade waiver wire priority, while not being part of a long-term league per se, is something that long term leagues would be more likely to do.