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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby Seanyfever » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:48 am

I knew there was explanation here. Greatly appreciated.
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby BaezBlasts » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:52 pm

With the new season upon us. Does anyone know what scripts still work?
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby TheTrith » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:25 pm

There appears to be a major flaw with the Yahoo app.
I just now noticed this as I havent used the app much myself because it wouldnt allow you to post messages when I first tried this years edition, and for a commish that makes it almost useless.

However over the past couple days there have been multiple trades that were accidentally accepted across 2 of my leagues.

The problem is that accepting a trade is a one step process. Hit "accept" and it goes right through.
Meanwhile, rejecting a trade is a 2 step process. Click "reject" and then it asks you if you are sure, and you must confirm that you really want to reject it.

This makes zero sense. There is not any risk when rejecting a trade, but tons of risk when accepting one. Accepting trades should require confirmation 100% of the time.
Did Yahoo really do this intentionally? If so, what is the rationale?
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby Tigers1223 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:25 pm

genie...when does baez get added to the database? thx
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby TheTrith » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:15 am

Baez has been there since Yahoo opened.

He doesnt show up in the drop down menu because Yahoo has that weird problem with any name with an accent in it not showing up.
If you type it in and hit enter though, hes there.
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby Tigers1223 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:46 am

When I type it in... He is not in the database
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby Fantasy Sports Genie » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:01 pm

Tigers1223 wrote:When I type it in... He is not in the database

I haven't worked there since August, and he is in the player pool. He was drafted in my league, and I just double checked. It is possible that your league only uses players once they hit a major league roster and he may be forced into the game at this point; my league uses players as soon as possible, so I can't confirm this.
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby GRIN » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:19 pm

I just typed in Baez and clicked on Search and he came right up

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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby BronXBombers51 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:35 am

Will there be Yahoo Pro Leagues open to draft in April (aka next week)? Or is Sunday the last day these will be available?
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby wrveres » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:06 pm

Fantasy Sports Genie wrote:The autopick algorithm does NOT always pick the highest ranked player for you. Most people probably know this to be true if they think about it; the algorithm has a goal to get you a starting lineup first and foremost. So if you already have a 1b and a Util, and the top ranked player is a 1b, it is not going to pick that player for you until your starting lineup is full and it is trying to fill out your bench.
this info is useful if you cant make the draft. i use it all the time for football. To ensure you dont get a defense or kicker until your bench fills, just exclude all kickers and defense, and walla. after the draft hit the free agent wire. Same could be true for baseball. maybe the middle teir of 2b are all the same so you dont really care which one you get, exclude all second basemen, and the Yahoo thingamabobber wont draft you a 2B. same goes for catcher. Understanding how the Yahoo engine works is very important if you cant make your draft.
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