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Why My League is Switching to CBS Next Year

Postby EWeaver » Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:43 pm

(1) customized tie-breakers (both for regular season and playoffs)
(2) ability to customize the playoff structure (e.g. have the playoffs end before the final week of the season, have playoff rounds prior to the championship last more than one week, etc)
(3) deeper FA pool (you can actually start a minor league call-up before he's pitched a game in the pros...)
(4) significantly better message board (can display as a thread), but especially the scoreboard chat which is seriously awesome
(5) Yahoo!'s refusal to fix their *insane* stat tracker display issue (seriously, who designed it so you couldn't see all the information without scrolling around on the damn java window? [and yes, I use the classic version most of the time, anyway, but still it speaks to their development issues, generally])
(6) CBS leagues last year round, rather than requiring the creation of a new league each year
(7) no funston... :-B

I've been a big Yahoo! guy for a long time, but as my (primary) baseball league gets more and more serious (and as more and more money is put on the line... ;-) ) I just can't stick with Yahoo! and it's foibles and shortcomings any longer.

I can't be the only one who feels this way.
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Re: Why My League is Switching to CBS Next Year

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:23 am

I'm curious as to how you know that some or all of these won't be offered in Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball 2009? :-?
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Re: Why My League is Switching to CBS Next Year

Postby GiantsFan14 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:34 am

bigh0rt wrote:I'm curious as to how you know that some or all of these won't be offered in Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball 2009? :-?


i played in money leagues on both yahoo and cbs and yahoo would require some SIGNIFICANT improvements to really come close to what CBS offers
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Re: Why My League is Switching to CBS Next Year

Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:54 am

Yahoo's fixing #3 for '09, according to the Genie. Personally, the only other one I'd have a problem with is #6 because it saves a lot of time and organization. The rest are just aesthetic/interface things that I really couldn't care less about.
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Re: Why My League is Switching to CBS Next Year

Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:56 am

ugh, who wants a deeper free agent pool :-P
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Re: Why My League is Switching to CBS Next Year

Postby Bobbleheadrusty » Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:22 am

Snakes Gould wrote:ugh, who wants a deeper free agent pool :-P


Dynasty or deeper keeper leagues.

Last year in my new 20 teamer guys like Price, Maybin, LaPorta, Rasmus, Lowrie, Bailey, Bruce, Wieters, Snider and Longoria were drafted, while guys like Gamel, Aviles, Cahill and Anderson were picked up early in the season. In Yahoo they have to be processed through waivers AFTER their call-up, meaning that people, like me, who actually follow the minors to help our team, lose any advantage.

Deeper pools mean that teams can prepare 2-3 seasons out, especially in leagues with deep rosters. We keep 25 (of 30) which means I can invest a couple of picks in potential studs who won't help for 2-3 years. I held a worthless Wieters all year, and guys like Moustakos, Heyward and Porcello, all a year or more away, are all owned.
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Re: Why My League is Switching to CBS Next Year

Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:06 am

Bobbleheadrusty wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:ugh, who wants a deeper free agent pool :-P


Dynasty or deeper keeper leagues.

Last year in my new 20 teamer guys like Price, Maybin, LaPorta, Rasmus, Lowrie, Bailey, Bruce, Wieters, Snider and Longoria were drafted, while guys like Gamel, Aviles, Cahill and Anderson were picked up early in the season. In Yahoo they have to be processed through waivers AFTER their call-up, meaning that people, like me, who actually follow the minors to help our team, lose any advantage.

Deeper pools mean that teams can prepare 2-3 seasons out, especially in leagues with deep rosters. We keep 25 (of 30) which means I can invest a couple of picks in potential studs who won't help for 2-3 years. I held a worthless Wieters all year, and guys like Moustakos, Heyward and Porcello, all a year or more away, are all owned.


im in dynasty and keeper leagues and we do just fine without the over crowding of the yahoo free agent frenzy. there will never be any rhyme or reason to yahoo's additions and there will always be someone missing. i rather there be a set criteria for yahoo to add a player into the database (i.e. a major league appearance, 40 man roster, etc...) another option i brought up before would be to have a completely different database for minor league players. i thought this was the best way to go, but definitely would take a lot of work.


reason number 1 for switching from yahoo should be the meltdown yahoo had during the last 2 days of the season (no lineup notifications, no live stats, and no stat-tracker). i know yahoo gets their info from an outside service but it is still unacceptable.
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Re: Why My League is Switching to CBS Next Year

Postby apz » Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:40 am

I've only played on CBS so I have nothing to compare it to. I hear complaints about Yahoo so why do so many stick with it?
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Re: Why My League is Switching to CBS Next Year

Postby abrage22 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:41 am

Your league is smart ;-D . i don't know what people see in yahoo that CBS doesn't have. and yet they all stay on yahoo, people act like you almost have to do yahoo, but why when you have cbs, which has free live scoring, everything you said, better player profiles, ect ect ect
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Re: Why My League is Switching to CBS Next Year

Postby dracovonborax » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:42 am

i'm not sure where we are going..most talk of ESPN because it also offers a free fantasy game. many in my league have wanted to leave for the the way fa have come up but that was never a big enough reason to make the switch. we are, however, leaving next season for two main reasons. first, stattracker messes up entirely too much for something we have to pay for. ESPN offers a free stattracker as well so why stay with a broken system. the straw that broke the camels back was the season ending without counting the Monday make up game. both CBS and ESPN counted it but not Yahoo. many games were rained out and had to be made up later in the season. if we don't count Mondays makeup game then why should we count ANY make up games?? if it rains and they don't play...oh well, you missed that day. that is the message Yahoo decided to send out by not counting the make up. sure, you should never count a one game playoff but this was a regular season game. i was still able to win my league so i'm not upset because i couldn't get the stats...it's the principle of the matter. just my 2 cents... cya Yahoo.
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