this is why i really wish Yahoo would come up with a system that allows players to be moved when a game is cancelled.
Fantasy Genie has stated why they dont do do it:
Fantasy Sports Genie wrote: Syfo-Dyas wrote:
Put a red note next to game status if you recieve the unofficial news that the game might be postponed. So if a game is postponed you warned everybody, and if it isnt, you didnt say that it will be.
Than everyone has the choice to decide if wants to take the risk or not.
Theres no reply to this, so I guess that this is beyond the ability of the programmers of Yahoo, or it is illogical to notify players.
Well, never mind, it was just an idea.
I didn't respond because this issue has already been asked and answered many times over. Your proposed solution does nothing for the guy who has a game postponed where we *didn't* get news about a postponement. So it still ends up potentially putting people in an unbalanced situation where some suffered from a postponement (because their guy was in a postponed game they didn't know about) and others didn't (because their guy was in a postponed game that they did know about and they decided to "take the risk"). And as I've mentioned here many times, we err on the side of rules that make sure all owners are on equal footing.
however if they didn't lock rosters until the first pitch was actually thrown
, rather than 5 minutes before the game was scheduled
to start, then this wouldnt be such a huge problem. Of course I know that it would require somebody monitoring all the games, and im sure they wouldnt want to pay anyone to do that, so i dont see them changing it anytime soon.
frustrating when you lose an entire days worth of AB's because of PPD, esp in H2H, where the loss of so many at bats can cost you an entire week.
Genie states that Yahoo wants to "err on the side that makes sure all owners are on equal footing", but the current system really does not create equality when it comes to rainouts. For example, in 2 of my leagues I carry more SP than any other team, and as a result have a short bench for hitters. I know that on mon/thur ill generally have fewer hitters playing but thats fine with me because i choose to get more starts/week out of my pitching staff.
however when a game is cancelled the guy with more bats/fewer pitchers can just sub in his bench hitters, and then get double the AB's when a double header is scheduled the next day. Pitcher heavy teams can't exploit this loophole, because pitchers obviously never start twice in the same day. So really not equal for all teams in that situation, and shouldnt be part of the equation when deciding on the number of pitchers/hitters you carry