I'm curious as to how you know that some or all of these won't be offered in Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball 2009?
I know nothing about Yahoo!'s future plans. I know that, up to this point, their development has been less than impressive. I also think that it might not be worth it to Yahoo! to add a bunch of features that the general fantasy population probably doesn't really care about (think: work leagues, free leagues, etc). And I also assume without knowing that Yahoo! absolutely dominates this market and doesn't really need to change to keep it's market share (and, to be fair, I do think Yahoo!'s layout and ease-of-use are really great, and certainly better than CBS in this regard). Maybe they need to worry about ESPN, just because Joe Sportsfan is on their site so much, but seriously, ESPN sucks at everything, including fantasy.
Neato Torpedo wrote: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.
I'd argue that tie breakers and playoff structure are definitively not "aesthetic/interface things." But I can understand why some people couldn't care about message board/scoreboard chat, etc..
I'll also add:
(1) On CBS you can make lineup changes up until the first pitch of the first game of the week, rather than needing to make them Sunday night (hey, this can really matter, as you all know!).
(2) On CBS you can roll the ASWeek into another week...(which, obviously in ROTO who cares, but in H2H or Points, it matters).
All things considered I think Yahoo! is a great site for a casual league. I think if the league is more serious (and I'd assume most people on the Cafe boards tend to be in "serious" leagues or at least leagues they take seriously), CBS is the way to go. I've come to this conclusion after finally being in a CBS baseball league this year (as well as several Yahoo! leagues that I've been in for many years).
Just my two cents.