CubsFan7724 wrote:Not all of us have credit cards, and if its pay, they are going to cut down on exposure and amount of people playing. It would be a bad move by Yahoo and MLB.
I think it would be a bad move also. I like fantasy sports, but I don't think you should have to pay to play since the sites make money every time you go to their fantasy pages through banners. Making people spend even more to start might get irritating.
I can't speak for baseball, but I'll bet that 60 - 70% of fantasy football players are "casual" - meaning they are not insane number-crunching players that crave new methods of playing the game like we all are here. Now, a lot of these people have huge pots of money for the champions of the leagues, but people might not spend more money just to have the game hosted on a simple site like Yahoo. A lot of people play on the better boards like myfantasyleague.com and pay the extra money in order to set up crazy drafts with FA's, keepers, etc. That is their choice to have a more intricate game. But, I'll bet the "casual" player wants to stick to a more basic game like the one on Yahoo.
OK, back to baseball. I'll still bet a good number of people are "casual" players that just want to play a simple 5x5 game. They have their prize pools and all that, but hosting everything on a free Yahoo site is good enough for them. Forcing more of a charge on these "casual" players just might turn them off.