Genie, could we have some useful information under the yellow flag pop-up for players?
right now it shows date and opponent, which are both fine but it shows the game score and who won. instead of that last bit of info, could we have the player's performance for that game instead? kinda like how ESPN has it? this makes it so that we don't have to open up the player page and go to see how their last few games' performance has been. so basically, a recent game log would be nice instead.
I have to agree. for an offensive player it's useless to know opponent and who won the game. Billy Butler for example. last game played - May 23 ^@NYY L 8-3. what good is that for Butler? it would be great if you could have the information from an offensive players page like - AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS, but I don't think you could fit all that in the box on the left. so maybe it could just be the same stats that you see on your fantasy page? like - H/AB R HR RBI SB.
while I'm here maybe I could also discuss the players rankings like O Rank and % Owned. more specifically how these are the only things that show up when you first click the link the propose a trade. you see.. O Rank (blank Rank) % Owned. % Owned is so flawed it's ridiculous, it's flawed because there are already leagues out there where people don't pay attention to their leagues. look at these % Owned numbers for players who are already done for the season. Mariano Rivera 26%, Brian Wilson 18%, Ryan Madsen 9%. it really sucks when you propose a trade in a league where the other owner comments on the % Owned as if that means something.
Yeah that pop-up information is horribly useless. Compare it to ESPN where you can see a game log for the past two weeks with all of the 5x5 stats listed as well as K/BB/IP for pitchers, full season stats, when the player was added and for how much auction/FAAB dollars, when their next game is and who it's against (for starting pitchers it shows their next scheduled start), etc. Extremely well done. This is pretty simple stuff but for some reason all Yahoo gives is an enormous view of the O-Rank, % Owned, a comparison of a single stat to the league average and league leader in the form of a bar chart (seriously - why?), and a game log that only tells me what team they played against and who won the game. All of that information is essentially useless. If the format can be improved to something along the lines of ESPN where it is jam packed with useful information, it would make the experience much, much better. I imagine thsi will elicit a response about how the providers only allow such and such a way to present data, yada yada yada...
Honestly this is one of the things I absolutely love most about ESPN. If Yahoo were to fashion their player clicks similarly, I think I'd be much more likely to switch back, considering what else they have to offer. I can't tell you how many times I click my player's name to see that pop up box with the 2-week breakdown.
I agree. CBS has had the best player clicks for a while. This is my first season doing a league on ESPN and they are very similar. As a whole, I still prefer Yahoo, but the individual information like being inquired about here isn't very useful. In fact, I rarely use it at all other than to read a quick blurb about a player.