This seems like a good time to remind people that I haven't worked for Yahoo! in 5 months or so now heh... But Guy Smiley should be peeking in periodically.
As a *user* and NOT as a Yahoo! representative, I'd say:
- I don't remember seeing the idea of the "Hate List" before
- As a developer I disliked the max starts per week idea, and tried to explain a bajillion times why it isn't all it is cracked up to be. Now that I don't work there, I still believe this 110%. People get so bent out of shape about the fenceposting problem with games played at the end of the season where you can manage to go over the cap on the last day of the season. Trying to limit starts over a one week period has all the same problems, but those extra fenceposted games are a *much* bigger percentage of the data. You could develop all sorts of elaborate ways to try to decide which games count when you have 1 left and start 4 guys, but most of them have technical flaws or would be really confusing for users. That is why Yahoo! doesn't support max starts or max innings per week in h2h, and advocates limiting drop/adds per week as a more effective means to limit streaming.
- Custom playoff seeding is particularly dodgy in baseball when the regular season ends one day and the playoffs start the next. There isn't really a clear window for the commish to change things. It is possible you could resolve the last week of the regular season at 4am due to late games or late stats arrival, and then have the first game of the playoffs starting just a few hours later. It is a nice idea, and I think everyone understands why that would be desirable. How to actually do it is tougher. I wonder if you could do it if you skip a week... regular season runs through week X, playoffs start in week X+2. Hmm...
- If you want decimals to the hundredths in FAAB, couldn't you just give everyone 100x as much FAAB? The commish can set what the FAAB budget is. If you did that, you'd have the exact same precision.