Fantasy Sports Genie wrote:I've been following this and meaning to respond. There is also the fundamental assumption that you're viewing two web pages on the Internet, one says a guy is on the DL, the other doesn't, and you're assuming the one that says he is on the DL is correct. *Even when the one that says he is on the DL is the MLB web site*, that is not necessarily correct. As we get feedback like this all the time, we look into cases, and it is not at all uncommon that the MLB site says a guy is on the DL, and when we pursue and dig into it, the official answer is that the player is not on the DL. I can't remember the last time we looked into such a case and found that a guy was supposed to be on the DL and wasn't.
I'm not saying there has never been a bug or a delay, but I'm being as serious as I can when I say that when we get official notification that a player is on the DL, that is when we put him on the DL. It isn't based on anything we see or read anywhere on the web.
Thanks for checking in Genie.
Just to get this out of the way so I don't get anymore angry responses, I'm over the fact that Scott Baker wasn't on the DL the second he was officially placed there. I was being too harsh with my insistence that he immediately be put on the DL, but from that I think we've stumbled onto a flaw/misunderstanding that can easily be fixed.
I'm really just looking for some clarity to where Yahoo is getting their DL information and how it is executed. As I've mentioned in previous posts it's been confusing which source Yahoo uses. The link shown in the Yahoo help page seems to just be for quick fantasy information and would not be considered MLB's official DL/transactions list. This link http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/transactions/?tc ... &year=2012 appears to be much more official although I'm not sure it includes every transaction. For instance, Michael Pineda has not yet been placed on MLB's DL according to that link even though Yahoo said he was and already designated him DL eligible. Is that wrong and should I stop following that list? If a legitimate transaction list exists I'd appreciate a link to it.
As for having to wait for a player to be placed on Yahoo's DL, I'm perfectly fine with that as long as that is how it works for every player and they are placed on the DL in the order they are in real life. From the Y! Help page it looks like you've already addressed this issue.