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Postby duckbillgates » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:22 pm

i was playing with some pre-rankings earlier, just looking for some guys who were way too low and whatnot.
i checked back in and it appears yahoo has updated the default rankings.
The old rankings were stat-based. Players coming off injury and bad seasons could usually be nabbed a little later thanks to this.
These appear to be based on projections. A-Rod first (he was seventh), Tejada fifth (he was twelfth), etc.
This is just awful because it means any shmuck who doesn't even touch his pre-rankings can end up with a decent team.
Can we write them and gripe?
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Postby fiz » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:37 pm

duckbillgates wrote:This is just awful because it means any shmuck who doesn't even touch his pre-rankings can end up with a decent team.
Can we write them and gripe?


you are saying that you want yahoo to deliberately screw up their rankings? :-?
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Postby Cognoscenti » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:41 pm

This happens every year. When Yahoo opens up, everyone is up in arms over their default rankings. "Man, how could they have so-and-so ranked so high/low?!?".

People, people, people. The initial rankings are leftovers from last year! Whether it be football, baseball, basketball, or hockey, whenever Yahoo opens up its respective games, the default rankings haven't been updated from the previous year. That's why so many guys are out of whack (i.e., Soriano at #46, Castilla at #56). Sometimes, Yahoo takes a few days to update the rankings based on the upcoming year; in this case, it took less than a day. I mean c'mon, really -- you didn't honestly think you'd "steal" Carl Crawford in the fourth, did you?

Does everyone see that, or am I just being really dumb in pointing out the obvious?
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Postby orange12 » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:42 pm

But you have to admit these new rankings make a lot more sense compared to what they had before:

1. Á. Rodríguez
2. A. Pujols
3. V. Guerrero
4. C. Beltrán
5. M. Tejada
6. A. Soriano
7. B. Abreu
8. J. Santana
9. R. Johnson
10. M. Ramírez
11. C. Crawford
12. B. Bonds
13. I. Suzuki
14. S. Rolen
15. T. Helton
16. A. Béltre
17. A. Ramírez
18. D. Ortiz
19. J. Thome
20. M. Cabrera
21. M. Teixeira
22. C. Delgado
23. J. Pierre
24. J. Schmidt
25. D. Jeter

I think its only fair that everyone gets a chance to draft the best possible team. I personally don't find victory in winning over someone else just because of technicalities.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:44 pm

I'm ok with them suggesting Arod first. That means I'll get Pujols or Vlad if I have the 2nd or 3rd pick ;-D .
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Postby Rico The Retard » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:46 pm

well helton is at like 15th, thats still a not very good rank, but ya they are more reasonable and make more sense
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Postby nikku88 » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:54 pm

orange12 wrote:I think its only fair that everyone gets a chance to draft the best possible team. I personally don't find victory in winning over someone else just because of technicalities.


They are more accurate.
I kind of liked the old ones, because you had to rank them yourselves.
I wouldn't have thought that it would be winning on a technicality, but rather that you put more effort in finding out who is better than their rank.
They pushed down a lot of closers which is good since most were ranked way too high.
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Postby Spartans Rule » Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:16 am

orange12 wrote:I think its only fair that everyone gets a chance to draft the best possible team. I personally don't find victory in winning over someone else just because of technicalities.


Everyone does get a chance to draft the best possible team. They can do so by showing up to the draft OR pre-ranking. Two options.

Anyone should be able to do one or the other. I have no sympathy for those who put in zero effort. In fact, the FAIR reward for their laziness would be no team, just skip their pick each time. I'm not in favor of that because it messes up leagues, but if you wanna talk fair, that would be it.

Beating a guy whose team sucks because he puts in no effort is by no means winning on a technicality.
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Postby NY Yankees Fan 2004 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:02 am

Damn this sucks. I don't want Yahoo to have A-rod at #1.
I was hoping he would fall later in the first round incase I get a lower pick.

I liked how Yahoo had AJ Burnett Yesterday ranked in the 400s.
Damn they had to change this :-t Figured that maybe someone will forget about him.

But I guess they had to change it. Yesterday the Rankings were that bad
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Postby Dark Knight » Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:59 am

It would have been funny if yahoo had left Soriano at #47, M.Giles at #210, Sexson at #473, Piazza at #405, Sosa at #114, and M.Ordonez at #389, for the rest of the draft dates.
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