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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:09 pm

- Year round access to your league...easier tod d dynasty and keepers
- Ability to draft a farm system.
- Yahoo is slow as pond water at getting new players in teh database.
- Better site asthetically
- Personalized logos for your team
- CBS Gamecenter is seond to none in live scoring of games
- More options on stat categories to score.
- And on and on...

-Yahoo is fine for beginners...and people who dont care to pay for a better and more convenient service.[/quote]

I agree that for keeper or dynasty leagues, Yahoo is pretty awful, although it is possible to run one for free on yahoo.
I guess Im just not interested in drafting a farm system, but I can see how yahoo would be pretty useless for those people who take fantasy baseball to that level.
Getting new players into Yahoo's database isnt really as big a problem as it is made out to be.
I think Yahoo is incredibly easy to use especially with the stats service, so I'll take ease of use over asthetics.
I dont need personalized logos.
CBS Gamecenter is ok, but is it really worth that much more than stattracker?
Is there really more options on scoring catagories? Yahoo is extremely customizeable with scoring and catagories. What catagories does CBS have that Yahoo doesnt?

Other than being easier for keeper/dynasty leagues, and having a farm system, I still dont see why I would pay to play.

And by the way, did they ever fix that live draft software they were using? I know it was the joke of the industry as late as a yr or 2 ago. Maybe they upgraded it for this yr.
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Postby patterson4president » Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:08 pm

mlb.com has their rankings up as well. tqstats is a solid site, i don'[t like the changes they just made though.
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Postby Fumbler » Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:10 pm

CBS Gamecenter is ok, but is it really worth that much more than stattracker?


Yeah, but you gotta pay for Stat Tracker. At that point Yahoo ceases to be free! ;-)
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Postby shortsavage » Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:15 pm

Sweet, I am most excited about the "One the Block" feature! It will make trading so much easier!

I didn't think the look of their site could be improved either. How do they do it!?

Another great addition is their expanded waivers rules. I love the idea of limiting waiver pick ups a week and setting certain days aside for waivers. Hehe, I can already picture everyone getting excited over Wednesday waiver day!

Their predictions get a C- in my book, but they give you an idea.

And the new player screens are awesome!

I love this site!

Hehe, I already spent 2 hours checking out all of the new stuff. I cannot wait to spend more time doing the same thing later this week.
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Postby Rage » Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:34 pm

I'm a customer of Yahoo Statracker for 3 years and every year, it gets better...well-worth the 7 or 8 bucks, IMO, especially if you're in a couple Yahoo money leagues.
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Postby swarmee » Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:34 pm

shortsavage wrote:Sweet, I am most excited about the "One the Block" feature! It will make trading so much easier!

Lol. I've already started using it, and it brought me a trade offer hours later. ;-) I like it too. I think they've finally got their act together.
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Postby Bukoski77 » Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:45 pm

swarmee wrote:
shortsavage wrote:Sweet, I am most excited about the "One the Block" feature! It will make trading so much easier!

Lol. I've already started using it, and it brought me a trade offer hours later. ;-) I like it too. I think they've finally got their act together.


As much as they have frustrated me over the years, I have vowed never to plug them, so its a testament to my league Not sportsline.

Over half my league has already updated the block today. That is awesome. I have even had an offer turned down :-P . You know your too into fantast baseball when a trade offer gets rejected in January :-D .
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Postby Brendo » Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:50 am

what service has the "on the block" thing??

sounds pretty cool
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Postby Fumbler » Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:59 am

Sportsline has the "On the Block" thing. :-)
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Postby Grouperman941 » Wed Jan 28, 2004 1:05 am

I also like how they added the 'Compare Player' boxes right on the player page.

I found a bug in the 'Evaluate Trade' section.

Overall seems easier to use than last year.
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