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Postby akula » Sun May 27, 2007 1:42 pm

prospects are no guarantees..

for every Pence there is B. Butler..
for every A Gordon there is Braun..
for every Lincecum there is Hughes..

etc
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Re: Has anyone else been annoyed by Yahoo because of this....

Postby jswede » Sun May 27, 2007 1:51 pm

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jswede wrote:I'm in CBS and that's the reason I think I'll never try Yahoo. It takes scouting for prospects COMPLETELY OUT OF THE GAME.

You could be diligent, smart and a hard worker on the prospect end - find out about someone months in advance - and still lose out to a competitor who found out about him yesterday thru a front page article.

It just takes a very important aspect out of the game - one that separates managers in skill and work - and delegates it to luck (ie ww order).


Uhh yeah...because people in CBS leagues are completely banned from reading Yahoo Articles :-?


You misunderstand. I'm not talking about the articles - I'm talking about the fact that prospects are not added to the Yahoo database until they are known commodities.

In THIS case, there is an article even before the player is added, but my beef is the shallow player pool in general. Knowing about someone early gives you no advantage in many cases in Yahoo leagues.
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Postby SendHelp » Sun May 27, 2007 2:02 pm

its annoying how they add them in the database incosistantly. but you really cant fault the writers for writing about them. what do expect them to write about??
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Postby sixer03fan » Sun May 27, 2007 2:09 pm

i would complain about it too, arguing that i shouldn't have to lose out on prospects just because another manager in my league reads about them on yahoo when it should be their responsibility to do their own research.... but on the other hand i only know about the prospects before hand because of the people that talk about them in this forum, so i have no right to complain.
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Postby sportsaddict » Sun May 27, 2007 2:11 pm

Everyone is so caught up in finding the next prospect because they want to show the world how much they know about fantasy baseball. Who cares? It makes for good, interesting journalism, and they are articles that I enjoy reading. It's fun to look into the future to see who the future stars are in this league.
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Postby Yoda » Sun May 27, 2007 2:25 pm

sportsaddict wrote:Everyone is so caught up in finding the next prospect because they want to show the world how much they know about fantasy baseball. Who cares? It makes for good, interesting journalism, and they are articles that I enjoy reading. It's fun to look into the future to see who the future stars are in this league.


Actually the reason why I get caught up with prospects is because they are extremely cheap and more often than not make a significant difference in winning/losing.
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Postby byfrcp » Sun May 27, 2007 2:28 pm

You people do understand that Yahoo! Fantasy Sports is a business right? Part of that business is using their "Fantasy Experts" to help it's users. It's Funston and Evans job to help Yahoo! Users better themselves in Fantasy Sports. Reporting about Hot Prospects is a vital part of helping the Users better themselves. That's what they get paid for.
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Postby jswede » Sun May 27, 2007 2:31 pm

byfrcp wrote:You people do understand that Yahoo! Fantasy Sports is a business right? Part of that business is using their "Fantasy Experts" to help it's users. It's Funston and Evans job to help Yahoo! Users better themselves in Fantasy Sports. Reporting about Hot Prospects is a vital part of helping the Users better themselves. That's what they get paid for.


Some of you guys need to re-read this thread. The issue is with the shallow player pool.

The articles were mentioned because they write them about players not yet in their database. No one has issues with insightful articles.
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Postby wrveres » Sun May 27, 2007 2:56 pm

jswede wrote:The issue is with the shallow player pool.
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We have been having this debate in here for the last couple of weeks.
There are some decent discussions with an engineer from yahoo. They are probably only a couple of pages back, at best. Well worth reading. The gist of the conversation was that they will address the player pool for next season.
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Postby 05worldserieschamps » Sun May 27, 2007 7:00 pm

This has cost me troubles too. I did get Lincecum, but Phillip Hughes wasnt available for the longest time. I checked all the Time. Then, about 72 hrs AFTER they announced he was going to start(and everyone gets to hype him up) he gets picked up by another guy JUST because he happened to check it at the right time.

Worst part? Its a keeper league. This guy just secured a Legit Ace for the next 10 years just becuase Yahoo! didnt add Hughes at the start of the season.
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