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why does yahoo lump all OF together?

Postby iftn » Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:44 pm

meaning why are all left fielders, center fielders and right fielders just listed as OF and you can play any 3 of them you want? if you wanted to start 3 center fielders you could.

yet in the infield its all position specific.

anyone know why that is?
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Postby Mugrila » Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:48 pm

Those are the standard settings but you don't have to play like that. Our league does use LF/CF/RF which increases the depth of the league.
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Re: why does yahoo lump all OF together?

Postby j_d_mcnugent » Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:13 pm

iftn wrote:meaning why are all left fielders, center fielders and right fielders just listed as OF and you can play any 3 of them you want? if you wanted to start 3 center fielders you could.

yet in the infield its all position specific.

anyone know why that is?


i think because outfielders are considered a little more interchangeable. most corner outfielders can play either LF or RF and a centerfielder can play any position. andruw jones could play LF if he wanted. however, a 3b cant necessarily play SS and you wouldnt want to put a 1b any where else. paul konerko cant play 2b.

i am pretty sure yahoo allows you to separate LF/CF/RF and middle infield/corner infield if thats something you would rather do. it has to be selected when the league is formed.
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Postby BritSox » Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:55 pm

My personal preference is for the way wr set it up for the H2hWS, with two OF and one CF slot.
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Postby tinfoilxtouch » Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:08 pm

The same reason that they group them together for all-star voting. All three OF positions are fairly interchangeable, and it isn’t that unusual for players to switch positions even within a given game. I’ve played custom yahoo leagues with LF/CF/RF positions, and I honestly didn’t enjoy it. There are better ways to make the league deep.
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Postby josebach » Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:16 pm

tinfoilxtouch wrote:The same reason that they group them together for all-star voting. All three OF positions are fairly interchangeable, and it isn’t that unusual for players to switch positions even within a given game. I’ve played custom yahoo leagues with LF/CF/RF positions, and I honestly didn’t enjoy it. There are better ways to make the league deep.


Not to mention that having LF/CF/RF makes it necessary to carry three bench outfielders instead of just one.
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Postby EugeneStyles » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:23 pm

BritSox wrote:My personal preference is for the way wr set it up for the H2hWS, with two OF and one CF slot.


One of the things WR and I agree on (as well as both liking deep leagues and the occasional NL-only league).

I like having CF as a defined position, because a lot of LF's and RF's can't play CF. CF is an important position on a team, and most teams have a specialist who *only* plays CF. Corner OF's are pretty interchangeable. Certain ones prefer a certain corner, and there's definitely a degree of difference between the two corners, although some of that is related to specific ballparks. But any guy who can play left can play right with at most a slight drop-off, and vice-versa. A guy that can play a corner OF *may* be able to play center, but if so, that'll usually be reflected in his positional eligibility.

My ideal OF setup would probably be CF, corner OF, corner OF, OF. But in lieu of that, CF/OF/OF, or CF/OF/OF/OF is also a pretty good setup.
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Postby The Jury » Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:13 pm

josebach wrote:
tinfoilxtouch wrote:The same reason that they group them together for all-star voting. All three OF positions are fairly interchangeable, and it isn’t that unusual for players to switch positions even within a given game. I’ve played custom yahoo leagues with LF/CF/RF positions, and I honestly didn’t enjoy it. There are better ways to make the league deep.


Not to mention that having LF/CF/RF makes it necessary to carry three bench outfielders instead of just one.


Or you could carry a utility OFer.. a lot of them can play several OF spots :-?
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