Matthias wrote:Well, my experience personally and in the threads, is that people feel most comfortable with the interface that they started on. My first baseball league was on Sportsline so I'm used to the interface and think it's fine. The player pages are much better: I've had friends who played in both Yahoo and Sportsline and when they were thinking about picking up a player in Yahoo, would look him up in Sportsline. The data that shows up is just so much better.
As far as your roster, stats., etc., that would be the GameCenter. It shows up-to-the-minute stats for your whole team. I *think* you can choose to look at stats for the last 7 days; not sure.
Anything else you're wondering about, specifically?
I think it is more of a testes great/less filling type deal on the interfaces. I did start on Sportsline -- when it was actually free. It has changed quite a bit -- for the better -- and I find it very intuitive. I have played Yahoo and ESPN since, and I had a very hard time getting used to both -- especially the standings and stat tables.
With CBS, if you play around in the menus, it is pretty easy to find information in a format you want -- customize your stat reports, even oddball ones like CS by catcher, and they become part of the drop down menus on the stat pages. There are many ways of looking at the info. (Not all possible ways, but pretty good.)
On the Live Scoring page of GameCenter, you can easily switch to any teams' results for the day in real time, and category standings are updated at the bottom of the page (total stats, roto points YTD or period), overall standings at the top. Kind of 'fluff' but cool for the few times you might want to see it in roto. Highlight boxes alert to bullpen action, on deck, and RISP. This was upgraded last year and is very slick. The page is down ATM, probably preparing for this season.
You need to switch to your roster page or stat reports to see stats before the current day.
It is also easy to go from the live scoring to the MLB GameCenter for the actual game stats with play by play.
Besides GameCenter, I like the Draft Room best. It is easy to use, customizable, and even has a chat box for chatter, which is often the best part of our drafts.
I find most of the daily tasks easier on CBS -- team stats, lineup changes, injuries, FA searches -- easier on CBS.
For the price, the other two are fine, but I prefer CBS by a lot.
We have a lot of non-tech guys in my league too, and they do just fine. Several probably don't know what half the menus mean, but they get by just fine setting lineups and following their team.
Be excellent to each other.