I run a decent size free league with a small minor league system. We use yahoo, but, because of their lack of minor league roster we must keep the minor league players separate. Every year we have owners that pick up players that have been recently promoted but on another owners minor league roster. Even though we remind them time and time again to look at our posted rosters the promoted minor leaguers get picked off of waivers.
This year Yahoo has touted a much larger database of minor league players.
But, the problem is, it seems the only way to roster them is with their "NA" position.
I just looked into the Yahoo settings for their NA position and believe this could cause more confusion and problems for our league. From Yahoo's website:
Things to remember when stashing players on NA
Once in the NA roster spot, a player can stay there for the entire season, even if they return to real-life action -- but once they've been activated by their MLB team, you won't be able to complete any transactions involving adding a player to your team until you remove them from your team's NA.
So, the trouble will be, if we use NA slots for our minors, that a prospect will loose their "NA" status if they are called up to the majors and Yahoo will not let the team make any adds/drops while they are in a NA slot.
For example, the owner of Mark Appel has him on the NA roster and he is called up. The owner does not want to bring Appel to his roster yet because he is under the 50 IP minimum and is pitching in relief. That owner will not be able to drop or add any other player while Appel is on his NA roster!
Also, minor leaguers that are under our minimums but active on a MLB team will not have "NA" status and therefore, not able to be placed in a "NA" slot.
This does not seem be a good option for keeper or dynasty leagues.
Most of our owners are unwilling to move to a different system that is more friendly to our leagues set up.
Any suggestions on how we can work our minor league roster on Yahoo? Thanks in advance.