Bloody Sox wrote:
- It drives me batty that when you want to add a player, you have no way to (easily) compare that player to your active roster to decide who you might want to drop (like Yahoo does). It is so obvious and simple to implement, I can't stand it. I've complained for the last 5 years about this in my football and baseball leagues.
- They don't have any sort of player rankings based on live stats. Some prefer this, but it is annoying that all stat reports default to sorting by alphabetical order. Having some way to list players based on how well they have performed over the period of time selected (week, month, season, etc.) would be very useful - and could help in trade negotiations.
Those are the two main reasons that I didn't like CBS when I tried it a few years back. Picking up new players for your team was a pain compared to the Yahoo way.
this is not true. you can sort free agents in CBS with their total "value" in several different time spans, last 15, 30, 45 games and apply filters like positions, stats, upcoming schedule etc. they don't have ranking #s like yahoo but they have this thing called "value" which is pretty much the same thing. to access this area, you don't go to add/drop, you go to free agents. i will say that their layout makes finding these things a bit harder than it needs to, but if you get past it, it is more sortable/filterable than yahoo's FA pool. yahoo by far has the most limited filters (date span of only week and month, cmon...) but i suppose it's the most user friendly. i've gotten used to both ESPN and CBS FA sort/filters and find them more informative therefore superior than yahoo's.
last year i played in ESPN, CBS, and YAHOO with several leagues in each service. i am going to do a full review write-up early next year before season starts. but imo, they're all decent services, and ESPN impressed me very much.
let me sum it up this way: CBS = linux, yahoo = windows, ESPN = mac.