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Postby john gardner » Mon May 17, 2004 8:51 pm

I like the public YAHOO leagues..ESPN cuts off at midnight therefore it favors west coast players. I'm an East coast morning player, so you always feel a day behind. The CBS I play is a week-to-week game...not as good. So, Yahoo is the best choice... It also uses a smaller roster...3 OF and no M/I and C/I. , which just complicate the game. Sporting news is close behind allowing custom design of the roster etc..and FANTASY SOURCE is a real winner..
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Postby EK711 » Mon May 17, 2004 9:00 pm

eftda wrote:This is my third year at Yahoo. Its not perfect but its free. :-D


And that's what counts most in my book. ;-D
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Mon May 17, 2004 10:13 pm

My fun leagues are at Yahoo....but all of my money leagues are with ESPN.... :-)
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Postby Zito is God » Mon May 17, 2004 10:17 pm

All leagues in yahoo, love it. ;-D
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Mon May 17, 2004 10:18 pm

yahoo. cant argue with free system.
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Postby Arrowhead Nation » Mon May 17, 2004 11:15 pm

Yahoo - no optiosn whatsoever...no ability to have a minor league system...many stat categories cannot be used, quality starts, for example) For a free site and people who are newbies its fine...but if you wanna do dynasty/keepers, or anything else dont go there

CBS - Used it once and loved it....asthetically better than Yahoo, their GAMECENTER is awesome....doing keepers and minor leaguers is a cinch.....very expensive, but YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR....and stat categories GALORE

Next year watch out for Fanball.com, I commish a football league there and there commissioner product is due out for baseball in the winter after this season.
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Postby Madison » Tue May 18, 2004 12:27 am

I played at Sportsline for years and a few at ESPN. Last year Sportsline was just way too buggy, so we switched to Yahoo. We have all been pleased and the extra money to be paid out at the end of the year (instead of sending it to the web site) is a nice bonus. :-)
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Postby josebach » Tue May 18, 2004 12:35 am

kcbelieves wrote:Yahoo - no optiosn whatsoever...no ability to have a minor league system...many stat categories cannot be used, quality starts, for example) For a free site and people who are newbies its fine...but if you wanna do dynasty/keepers, or anything else dont go there

CBS - Used it once and loved it....asthetically better than Yahoo, their GAMECENTER is awesome....doing keepers and minor leaguers is a cinch.....very expensive, but YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR....and stat categories GALORE


No options whatsoever? What in the world are you talking about?
I guess us "Newbies" will have to make due with the 27 offensive and 29 pitching categories. Becoming patronizing fantasy baseball Gods like yourself is what we're all striving for, so besides "quality starts", what other categories should we use that aren't listed below?

Offensive Categories:
Games Played;
Games Started;
Batting Average (Rotisserie, Head-to-Head Only);
Slugging Percentage (Rotisserie, Head-to-Head Only);
On-Base Percentage (Rotisserie, Head-to-Head Only);
On-base + Slugging Percentage (Rotisserie, Head-to-Head Only);
Fielding Percentage (Rotisserie, Head-to-Head Only);
At Bats;
Runs Scored;
Hits;
Singles;
Doubles;
Triples;
Home Runs;
Runs Batted In;
Sacrifice Hits;
Sacrifice Flys;
Stolen Bases;
Caught Stealing;
Walks;
Intentional Walks;
Strikeouts;
Ground Into Double Play;
Total Bases;
Putouts;
Assists;
Errors

Pitching Categories
Pitching Appearances;
Games Started;
Earned Run Average (Rotisserie, Head-to-Head Only);
WHIP Ratio (Rotisserie, Head-to-Head Only);
Strikeouts per Nine Innings (Rotisserie, Head-to-Head Only);
Strikeout to Walk Ratio (Rotisserie, Head-to-Head Only);
Wins;
Losses;
Complete Games;
Shutouts;
Saves;
Outs;
Hits;
Total Batters Faced;
Runs;
Earned Runs;
Home Runs;
Walks;
Intentional Walks;
Hit Batters;
Strikeouts;
Wild Pitches;
Balks;
Stolen Bases Allowed;
Batters Grounded Into Double Plays;
Save Chances;
Holds;
Total Bases Allowed;
Innings Pitched

Exactly what categories that aren't here make paying $150 worth it? Not only that, but you can have a keeper league without it being intrinsic to the software. Why did the people in our private league decide to play Yahoo? Well, we thought it would be better to put the $100+ dollars in the winner's pot instead of giving it to some website. Call us crazy.

Of course people paying league dues are going to say it's worth it. It's 100% human nature to justify ones actions. And you know, maybe to some people, options like having a minor league system are worth it (although if I had to guess, I'd say most people don't care). What it doesn't mean, however, is that people that choose to play a free Yahoo league are somehow inferior or less knowledgeable as so many people that use pay sites seem to say they are.

IMHO.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue May 18, 2004 9:44 am

All my leagues are Yahoo for the last 6 years. It usually has some glitches the first couple weeks of the season but those get ironed our each year. It also takes them a while to add players and put players on the DL, but you get what you pay for.
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