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Way to go CBS - Should I be upset?

Postby captoats85 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:32 pm

About a month ago, I lost a game by 4 points. I had Garett Olson, who inexplicably was only RP eligible even though he clearly was a starter. I didn't want to use him over one of my closers, but had he been SP eligible as he should have been, I would have used him (I said such at the time). Olsen got 13, neither of my closers ended up pitching.

Anyway, even though he has been in the minors, CBS has switched his eligibilty to SP. And here I sit, 1 game out of the playoffs feeling like I got screwed.

One of the commish's in another league of mine thinks that's not right: "cbs makes no sense...that's wrong that they changed him to SP when they didn't do that for other guys," he said... referring to the likes of Guthrie, Owings etc who needed 5 starts in their given year to gain the SP eligibility they should have had to begin with.
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Re: Way to go CBS - Should I be upset?

Postby acsguitar » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:37 pm

I'm too lazy to make a sig at the moment
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Re: Way to go CBS - Should I be upset?

Postby captoats85 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:39 pm

acsguitar wrote:Click Me


Funny, but in all seriousness, wouldn't you be a bit pissed too?
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Re: Way to go CBS - Should I be upset?

Postby Snakes Gould » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:43 pm

no not really. im assuming you arent paying for cbs, so how can you be mad at a free service?

maybe if your team was just a smidge better you wouldnt have to rely on the garrett olsen's of the world.
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Re: Way to go CBS - Should I be upset?

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:54 pm

no, why? you're upset more in retrospect because you see yourself 1 game out of the playoffs. eligibility is something you can't change so you just have to go with how CBS decides to handle it.
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Re: Way to go CBS - Should I be upset?

Postby captoats85 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:55 pm

No, this is a deep, pitching heavy league and I am paying for CBS. 129/year.
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Re: Way to go CBS - Should I be upset?

Postby captoats85 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:56 pm

Yahoo has had Olson as a SP all season long as he should have been. CBS' mishandling of this could well cost me the playoffs, and I'm sure others have been affected. And seeing how I *DO* pay for that site, I don't see how I should be jumping up and down.
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Re: Way to go CBS - Should I be upset?

Postby acsguitar » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:57 pm

captoats85 wrote:
acsguitar wrote:Click Me


Funny, but in all seriousness, wouldn't you be a bit pissed too?


Definitely would be pissed
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Re: Way to go CBS - Should I be upset?

Postby captoats85 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:59 pm

Not just about Olson either:

1 - JoJo Reyes has SP/RP eligibility even though he is not a RP. On his regular Sportsline player page (http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/players/p ... ge/1232096) he's listed as just a SP, as he should.

2 - Kyle Kendrick has SP, RP eligibility. He has never been a RP.

3 - SP prospects like joba, carlos carrasco, wade davis, donald veal, scott elbert, anthony swarzak, wade townsend... all are RP. Why? They are not RP.

4 - Meanwhile other SP prospects like Lofgren and Gallardo just have SP eligibility.
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Re: Way to go CBS - Should I be upset?

Postby hot4tx » Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:08 pm

I think you should show CBS you mean business and boycott them in this league for the rest of the 2007 baseball season. Don't make any moves or even go to the site. That should bring the whole CBS Corp beast crumbling down!
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