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Postby murmp2 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:08 pm

What is the best and why?

I haven't tried a new league site since maybe 2009 when I tried CBS and wasn't happy with the interface. I am a long time Yahoo fantasy baseballer. I am thinking about giving another site another shot this year, which should I choose?
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Re: Best Fantasy Baseball Site? (yahoo, espn, cbs, ...)

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:29 pm

I've really enjoyed ESPN over the last several seasons.
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Re: Best Fantasy Baseball Site? (yahoo, espn, cbs, ...)

Postby Ender » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:38 pm

I really hated the ESPN interface so I tend to stick to yahoo. I think they probably all have their flaws so I tend to stick with the interface I like the best.
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Re: Best Fantasy Baseball Site? (yahoo, espn, cbs, ...)

Postby colt4523 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:01 pm

I have switched all my leagues from cbs to espn. Espn has its faults but cbs is expensive and I didn't care for yahoo. I recommend espn ;-D
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Re: Best Fantasy Baseball Site? (yahoo, espn, cbs, ...)

Postby Element » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:27 pm

If money isn't an object to your or your league mates ($10-15/ea) then CBS offers a very robust tool. Which allows for a lot of customization. They also have the deepest player pool. Nothing beats their live scoring either. I use the other sites, but I don't use their live scoring.

I love Yahoo!'s layout and interface. That's partially because I am just so familiar with it. For your simplest league structures it's easy to use and inviting.

Last year was my 1st year with an ESPN league. I can only speak from a participant standpoint (I have commish duties in Yahoo! and CBS leagues). The layout is nice, but the tools to manage your DL and propose trades are much better on Yahoo.

I would like to hear from others that have used FanTrax as well.
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Re: Best Fantasy Baseball Site? (yahoo, espn, cbs, ...)

Postby MaudDib » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:41 am

I like Fantrax. It is free but has some a paid piece if you want to go that route. Very customizable and has pretty much all players including minor leagues available if you want it.

I have never been a fan of ESPN or Yahoo although I haven't played ESPN for quite a while so it could have gotten better.
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Postby Mikeyc » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:42 pm

I used fantrax last season but did have some issues . Live scoring was an issue, lack of a smartphone app, overall interface guys didnt like coming from yahoo but with the new rules we had instated it made it impossible to stick with yahoo. I personally liked fantrax but other 9 members did not therefore we are going back to yahoo and have to keep track of contracts and what not manually!!!
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Re: Best Fantasy Baseball Site? (yahoo, espn, cbs, ...)

Postby Skin Blues » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:27 pm

I've used CBS, Yahoo and FanTrax all for multiple seasons but none compare to ESPN. Didn't use FanTrax or CBS last season though so maybe they've improved. FanTrax had a horrible interface last time I used it, which I think was 2011. ESPN really has everything I need and is a step above Yahoo for slickness/usability.
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Re: Best Fantasy Baseball Site? (yahoo, espn, cbs, ...)

Postby Frenchiegangsta9 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:36 pm

I am very content with Yahoo. I've tried ESPN and it wasnt bad, i just prefer the simple interface of Yahoo.
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Re: Best Fantasy Baseball Site? (yahoo, espn, cbs, ...)

Postby BigLebowski » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:13 pm

It may just be because of my familiarity with each but I'd rank them

CBS - Has cost, but it is definitely worth it IMO. You get what you pay for. ;-D ;-D ;-D



Yahoo - Easy to use ;-D but player pool is horrible and updates are weak.







ESPN - I hate everything about it. :-t :-t :-t
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