hiro101 wrote:I am receiving complaints about the player pool this year and wanted to understand if this is the normal grumbling or something has changed. Does anyone know if the New Players Become Available settings (wait until called up to Majors, whenever Yahoo adds them) are new this year?
This works the same as it has in the past.
I imported last years settings and didn't pay too much attention assuming everything would be the same. Its set to wait until called up to majors, but by the volume of complaints I think that's more restrictive than it was last year. For example, managers were surprised Lohse was missing altogether before signing instead of just NA.
That is how it would have worked last year as well. If Lohse wasn't on a team, then he wouldn't have been visible in your league.
I noticed I'm unable to change now (post draft) - is this something customer service can do? I also cannot see what it was set to last year as that's not visible in the archive. Any ideas?
Customer care should be able to change it to be less restrictive. That is, it is okay to change it from "Wait Until Called Up" to "Show Everybody". They can't go the other direction, because guys on your rosters could suddenly become invalid. You can see what it was set to last year, and it is visible in the archive. From your archive league, there is a link for Settings, and it is displayed on that page:
It does look like you have a different setting this year than last, and I don't see a transaction changing it, so either it did not import properly, or it got changed during the registration process. I haven't seen any other reports of this problem, but it is possible. I'll try to look into it.