lane_anasazi2 wrote:ironman wrote:Another option I'd love to see is preseason trading. We have it in our league but I have to keep track and make the moves accordingly when keepers are due. If managers had full access before the keeper deadline to trade anyone from their roster from last season, that'd be nice to take some of the extra legwork I have to do in keeping track of preseason moves and such. Plus then managers could submit proper keepers with the guys they traded for.
That would be amazing.
Basically, in my mind, if you want to run any kind of complex league - salaries, dynasty, auction keeper - then everything you need to keep track of (like full minors rosters, draft pick trading, offseason moves, etc etc etc) needs to be kept separately off the Yahoo page. One of my leagues uses Google Docs to keep track of salaries, another one uses Proboards to track offseason rosters and a full minor league system.
Right now, you can't do any of that on Yahoo. Running everything in one place would be amazing, but in order to do that, you'd need:
1. A full minors database.
2. Access to the league during the offseason, full comish control during the offseason with trades etc.
3. A vastly improved message board system. Customizable forums, for one thing. Basically, all of the tools that we have here at the Cafe (and the continuity; you can go back and look at posts from 10 years ago and they're all there) or on ProBoards.
Just to make sure you're aware, what you said isn't entirely accurate. You can (and should) trade draft picks within the game, and import the traded picks the following year. You can only trade for the following year, but so far I've heard exactly one complaint about that. The rest of it is understood, and a work in progress.