Fantasy Sports Genie wrote:So I'm certainly not going to suggest we're always right, but whenever people lament that we're incorrect on DL transactions and we investigate, I'd say *easily* 90% of the time, it turns out that we're reflecting what has actually happened with the league office, whether or not that is what people wish had happened, or what is being casually reported in the media. Unless I missed it, nothing in this thread has contradicted that. I have Kinsler in my keeper league; if he isn't going to play, I wish he was on the DL. But at this point I have no evidence he actually *is* on the DL. The closest we have is Rotowire saying he would be put on the DL sometime Saturday, but Rotowire can't predict the future either, and I have no evidence to say that actually happened.
As due diligence, I went to the MLB site for transactions, and can make the following additional comments:
- Even that is not authoritative. We've seen discrepancies before, contacted our provider, and had the answer be that the MLB site is indeed inaccurate. You figure the guy who processes the actual paperwork isn't the guy who says, "Oh jeez, I have to put this up on the website." And sometimes that breaks down.
- They don't list Kinsler as going on the DL.
- I looked at the first 10 or so guys they listed as going on the DL. We had almost all of them on the DL. The exceptions were guys we had as NA, and those are weird cases. I'm not honestly sure what those cases mean. The news would suggest Jack Cust was designated for assignment (for example), which would make him NA. MLB says he was put on the DL. I'm not sure how both can be right, but in the face of being told both, I suspect they end up as NA.
- Reyes is an odd case. He isn't listed on their transactions at all, for March or April. But I also think it is possible that something weird could happen if he was put on the DL in April retroactive to March.
In any case, I can file a bug to just have our product guys check in with our provider and make sure everything is flowing properly.
Thank you Genie for providing us with some very helpful information on Yahoo's behalf. Because so many of us check rotowire/rotoworld/yahoo/espn for our information, rather than going to the official source, it makes it hard to resolve the discrepancies between "will be placed on the DL", "was placed on the DL retroactively to.." and what the actual team does to its roster.
Anyway, we certainly appreciate you chiming in here.