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Postby RynMan » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:24 pm

dannahann wrote:I'm not saying to go away from YAHOO but do realize there are a few keeper league problems that you have to find a work around for. Creating an offseason group page is a start. Having reliable owners who'll take preranking of keepers seriously is a must if you plan to run a live online draft. We've used YAHOO for years, and the primary keeper league issues are:
YAHOO doesn't include minor leaguers
YAHOO doesn't allow the commish to assign keepers prior to an online draft
YAHOO doesn't maintain rosters through the offseason to facilitate easy trading.
We've also moved various keeper leagues back n forth to:
fanball - solves all those problems but costs and has it's own issues (no draftbot being the biggie)
cbssportsline:solves the keeper issues but costs...we've really had very little trouble with the interface with the exception of hard to find obscure players to prerank

Thanks for the info. ;-D
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Postby Mustangs989 » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:34 pm

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RynMan wrote:So, do you guys use Yahoo for your keeper leagues aswell???

I do in 2 of my leagues. One is here at the Cafe that we just have a forum that we use. The other we just created a Yahoo! group and that works well enough to get everything figured out during the offseason.

So how do you handle minor league players?

Sorry I didn't see this til just now. Anyways for one league you just wait till they get added to the Yahoo! system and then highest WW priority gets them. So there basically is no ML system in that league. For my Cafe league though (F14) we came up with a few rules for allowing a minor league system. I'll just copy and paste what BN came up with.
Minor Leagues: {READ CAREFULLY} Beginning the second season, we will have a minor league draft of 5 rounds following the regular draft, reverse order of the regular draft (when full dynasty mode sets in, the minor league draft will be in reverse order of the standings). Thereafter, when a minor leaguer gets called up to the majors before September, his owner will have 14 days to add him to his major roster. If an owner fails to add his called-up minor leaguer to his major roster before the specified time, the minor leaguer will be available to the entire league (in order of WW priority; the commissioner will reinstate the player's WW status at the end of the two weeks).

If a minor leaguer is called up in September, then his owner will have 7 days to add him to his major roster. A September call-up is guaranteed to his owner for the next season both on his minor roster (given that he retains his rookie status) or on his major roster (meaning off-season callups are allowed), whether or not his owner calls him up during the specified time period. If not, he will not be able to call him up that year, but will not lose ownership of that player.

Only at the minor league draft of the following year can an owner replenish his minor league roster, NOT during the year. If one of your major-leaguer players gets sent down to the minors, you can either drop that player or drop one of your minor leaguers to make room for that player. If a previous minor leaguer gets sent back down during the specified picking-up period (either in or before September), but before he has been picked up, his owner does not have to pick him up. The trading of minor leaguers along with major leaguers is allowed
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Postby AKhomebrewer » Sat Oct 15, 2005 2:34 am

LooseCannon wrote:Yahoo by far and why is everyone buying Statracker can't you guys wait 6 hours?



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Postby bigjimblue » Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:40 am

Why hasn't anyone mentioned TQ Stats?
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