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Postby NZF » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:09 pm

Yahoo is the only site out there that still offers free fantasy baseball.

The time they decide to charge will come eventually. If it is this season, then count your blessings that you've had it for free for so long.

As Tribe says, if they do charge, on the big scale of things it will still be a very cheap source of entertainment.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:14 pm

For 120-130 dollars for an entire league (10-11 dollars a pice in a 12 team league) you can play a top line product like CBS Commissioner. Why would I pay anything to play Yahoo?.
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Postby Woolly » Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:00 am

Garry26 wrote:1- AOL started their own fantasy baseball site this year and its free. Also, they offer the popular auction format that yahoo doesnt offer.

2- I wouldnt mind paying a one time $10-15 fee for 1 team or a $30-$40 fee for multiple teams. There are advantages to this.

A) It helps prevent jerks from drafting 30+ teams and then abandoning them.

B) Since theyre paying $$ it might improve the quality of play

C) Maybe we will get a prize. Like a FREE winners league team next year for league winners.

Thanks for the AOL ref. I will be sticking my nose that direction if Yahoo switches to PAY. Yahoo is good, but it isn't PAY good.
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Postby hybrid » Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:06 am

don't worry it's not switching to pay, it's up and says it will be free, starts on feb 17th.
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Postby Woolly » Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:13 am

hybrid wrote:don't worry it's not swithing to pay, it's up and says it will be free, starts on feb 17th.


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Postby xeifrank » Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:17 am

Here's the Free AOL Fantasy Baseball Link


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Postby Cooner » Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:22 am

the issue isn't having to pay for a service, it's an exchange of services. Fact is, it's not like Yahoo LOSES money on fantasy baseball... they make money on special optional services and ........ advertisements. I provide them a service by being one of thousands of people who stare at their flashing advertisements for which they charge other companies to display to the perfectly categorized viewer. I don't mind that, and if every once in a while I click on one of those ads and buy something (well, I don't personally, but SOMEONE must), then the company makes money. So yes, I already pay Yahoo for their free baseball, and as one who doesn't click on ads and buy things, I like it that way. Yahoo already has a lot of servers, etc, so the cost of bandwidth is easily balanced by adverts. But an expensive contract for the rights to host a game.... not so much.

So yeah, I have no problem complaining when they take away my free fantasy baseball. Not because I wouldn't pay for it, or wouldn't find it worth paying for, but because I shouldn't need to give MLB and its subsidaries money for the right to use their news, and nor should I have to pay a company to host my game when they can recoup their costs in flashing pretty pictures at me.
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Postby zeeko20 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:54 am

Go check out yahoo's site.

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Postby The Jury » Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:32 am

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