Fantasy Sports Genie wrote:I'm following up on those players in particular yet again, but it sounds to me like your assumption has gotten flipped here. There is no claim that if you choose the option to only see players if they hit the mlb roster that you'll see *all* players that hit a major league roster. The feature means you won't see anyone who *didn't* hit a major league roster. So look at it like this:
1) There is a pool of players deemed interesting and worth putting into the game.
2) We identify which of them have hit a major league roster
Depending on how you set that option for your league, you see either the results of step 1, or step 2.
So according to Step 1, one of Yahoo!'s criteria for adding players to the is how "interesting" that player is. I'd call that a pretty subjective process. So let's not forget what you said just a few posts ago...
The information you received from customer care is incorrect. If you can give me any more information about your exchange with customer care, please PM me so I can explain to them how this actually works.
The players you are mentioning, like Strasburg, *were* placed on their team's official roster during the preseason. That is why they appear in the game even if you have that setting in place. There is nothing more we can do than be consistent and convey what the teams have done; I'd agree it is unfortunate for your wishes if he was briefly placed on the roster, but as soon as we go back to subjectively deciding whether to include him or not, you're right back where you were without this feature in place at all.
So what you're telling me is that if Yahoo!'s process for adding players to the universe is subjective, then this feature is useless. And you just said players were chosen according to how "interesting" they are; a subjective measure by any standard. Therefore, what you are telling me, is that this feature is useless.
No one asked you to look into this. But what was your final conclusion? After all of this, you ended up siding with the same customer support representative you chastised in the first place. The policy is what it is, but as you said, the policy renders the option useless. Fortunately, this redundancy is an industry standard, so I never actually got an answer to my original query, which was, do any fantasy providers add players to the universe by only objective standards. The answer is a resounding no. So I'll deal with it. I just wish it hadn't taken two weeks and hours of emails to find the reason why.