Thumbs down on the new white space recently introduced into the daily lineup interface. Ugh. In the past, I could see my entire roster of batters, or my entire roster of pitchers, on a single screen. That gave me at-a-glance visibility into who I wanted to start in my roto leagues.
This is how the interface used to look. This screen is actually of results from a previous day, but this same sort of compressed format was also used for setting the day's lineup.
Now, Yahoo has added white space... result: I can no longer see all the batter, or the pitcher, data at a glance. I have to scroll up and down. I have to think harder. I have to work harder. If I wanted to check my Max Games data at the bottom, I have to scroll an additional screen, and then back up. It's aggravating and frustrating and I see no value whatsoever in adding new white space. It just degrades the user experience.
White space doesn't help me make smart managerial decisions. Data does.
Guy Smiley, I hope you guys will rethink this move. Enough with the Marissa Meyer feng shui. Get the data right first. I'm baffled as to why pointless and counterproductive changes such as these are made when Yahoo Sports still -- how many months later? -- has not restored career batter vs. pitcher data, which mysteriously disappeared in last year's redesign.
I go to ESPN for that info now. I go to ESPN for scores as well, as they offer more and better data at a glance, and I spend a lot more time interacting at ESPN and MLB dot com than I used to back in the good old days when Yahoo provided all the info I needed.