I've done Daily leagues before and i'm not a big fan. Over a 162 game season changing your lineup everyday is a little bit too much for me. Occassionaly i have real life commitments... Its annoying to me.
Daily leagues are no more active than weekly leagues if you've got good managers. With weekly leagues i still check my team almost everyday, at least once. Checking for news, scores, trades, free agents and whatever else. For me, weekly leagues are a lot more enjoyable.
You know, Yahoo lets you set your lineup up to 5 days ahead (or 7, not sure which), and has all pitchers' expected rotation turns. Not sure about other services but I'd imagine they'd have a similar system.
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I play in both styles and I see no relationship between the rules and the level of activity in the league. My favorite most active league is a weekly head to head league.
We've set our lineups, but that means plenty of room for trash talking people who left hot players on the bench, complaining about injuries, etc. With CBS' chat feature, everyone's on every night yapping about something. It's far and away my most active, interesting, and fun league.
I think it takes more skill and strategy to compete in a weekly league. In a daliy league, the guy that's online the most can have an advantage and cover up his mistakes simply by making many moves. Not so in a weekly. You have to live with your mistake for 7 days, and the rest of the league can make fun of you for it.
Once Monday comes in a weekly league, you have 7 days to obsess about your next decisions! The pressure of each add/drop is bigger, etc. Sometimes I'll pick a guy up on Monday and watch him till Sunday, only to drop him for someone else, all the while hoping the guy I left on the wire stays there. Much more interesting, IMO.
As for your dilemma, I would give it another chance. It might be more the people in the league and not the format. If my weekly league consisted of a bunch of guys who ignored it until Sunday, I would win every year, but I'd be miserable. If your league consists of mostly weekend warriors, I think that's your main problem. Good luck.
The bottom line is that you've got to play in a league that maximizes your enjoyment in the game, period. So no, you're not being a jerk in the slightest. This is something we do for enjoyment, so there's no sense in participating in something that doesn't fulfill that aspect of it.
I enjoy both daily and weekly leagues, and while I used to prefer daily leagues when I was in high school and college, these days with how busy I am teaching full-time, going to graduate school full-time, tutoring, and having a social life, I prefer weekly lineups, mainly for the ease of it all. I also enjoy the added strategy of having to set at the beginning of the week and live with the consequences. The league I commish will be moving to a weekly lineup for the first time in five seasons this year, but I made sure I talked it over with everyone in the league, and it was cool with them.
Again, as been said many times in this thread, the nice thing is you can choose what you like best. So it isn't a big deal. What works for me is weekly.
Snakes Gould wrote:
Neato Torpedo wrote:You know, Yahoo lets you set your lineup up to 5 days ahead (or 7, not sure which), and has all pitchers' expected rotation turns. Not sure about other services but I'd imagine they'd have a similar system.
exactly, which is why i dont get the whole daily is too tedious. if you want to set your lineup for the week, go right ahead.
Because even setting the lineup in advance you will be at a disadvantage if you can't keep on top of daily events and make last minute changes when a pitcher misses his turn or a hitter gets a day to day injury.
It isn't that it is tedious, it is the time commitment. Over a six month season there are many times I'm simply unable to worry about fantasy baseball for a few days in a row.
So, why should I play a version of this hobby that puts me at a disadvantage when I can play a version I enjoy and allows me those gaps of time when needed?
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i play both as well...i guess i prefer weekly, but it really depends on the league format
Roto i strongly prefer weekly...i played in a daily roto last year and it was too much of a grind for me...not to mention trying to deal with innings/games limits
points based H2H i also prefer weekly...i've never actually played in a daily, but i could just see too many issues with roster churning and whatnot. plus as some have said trying to decide matcups for the whole week is part of the fun
the yahoo style H2H i prefer daily...in that format it just lends itself to the micro-managing...although it is a pain when i know i wont be around to swap out guys during rainouts and stuff like that. i played a weekly version last year and lineups basically had to be set Sunday night which was the stupidest thing ever
For those who say that you only need to check on your team once a week in weekly leagues is not very accurate. You can make moves/transactions/trades etc any and every day of the week if you want....they just don't go into effect until Sunday(or whichever day you have it setup as). If you are only logging in on Sat or Sun to check your team, you will lose! I check on my weekly league teams darn near as much as my daily league teams.