Snakes Gould wrote:i completely agree...there's NO reason why someone like homer bailey should be in the database already. it makes it extremely difficult because, when he does get called up, its first come, first serve, rather than the waiver process like cole.
While I agree with you here, I can understand why Yahoo does it. I'm sure they would get a flood of "Where's Alex Gordon?" emails if they didn't. I remember a couple years ago when they wouldn't add anyone until they played in the majors (with the new Japanese and Cuban players being the exception) and there were always a handful of fresh rookies set to make their MLB debut in the Spring that weren't in the Yahoo database yet. This move just cuts down on those email complaints and allows them to field other questions instead.