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

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:56 am
by wrveres
since 2003

(std dev) ... nice touch yahoo. ;-D

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

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:29 am
by wrveres
wrveres wrote:since 2003

(std dev) ... nice touch yahoo. ;-D

I also like the updated players news blurb icon system thingermabob. Is there any way to have it change color if ive read the story? its just a cookie.

It should be a clear folder if ive read it.
Orange when i have not.
And Red when its just breaking .. imo

Also, the fact that the news blurb icons dont light up when one of your paid scribes writes a story mentioning said player, should be a crime. i could be wrong. probably am.

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

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:32 am
by Ray Zorback
wrveres wrote:
wrveres wrote:since 2003

(std dev) ... nice touch yahoo. ;-D

I also like the updated players news blurb icon system thingermabob. Is there any way to have it change color if ive read the story? its just a cookie.

It should be a clear folder if ive read it.
Orange when i have not.
And Red when its just breaking .. imo


I was thinking the same thing.

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

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:26 pm
by TheTrith
Is there any way Yahoo can make it possible to add/trade players directly to and from NA or DL slots?
Or at least make it an option that can be turned on/off by the commish?
It would go a long ways towards improving the viability of keeper leagues on Yahoo's site.

I understand the reasoning for not allowing it. But it really hurts more complex dynasty and keeper leagues imo.
In Ypros and normal public leagues it can be left off, and even turned off by default in all private leagues. But in a keeper, I see no reason why owners should have to a drop a valuable player in order to make a trade for, or add from FA, a prospect or DL-bound player. Especially with the FAAB system now available, it just doesnt make sense.

Currently the commish tools can be used to manually move players around for trades (its a bit of pain to do), but in FAAB leagues there is no way to fairly add NA players onto a team's roster. If you do it manually, then the player is never bid on - which defeats the purpose of FAAb.
And if you do force owners to bid on a player when they have a full roster then they must drop someone they would otherwise not want to drop, which is rather detrimental to the league.
Adding the functionality I propose would fix all that.

No idea how complex the coding would have to be to make it work, but one idea would be to have a spot that asks
"which roster position would you like to have the added/traded player be slotted into? please check one for each player:
[ ] 1b
[ ] 2b
[ ] 3b
etc
etc
[ ] bench
[ ] NA
[ ] DL
"

I think it would actually work very well if incorporated into the new add/drop page that was recently released
(which is a very slick addition in its own right btw!)

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

PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:41 pm
by TheTrith
wat

This is just hours after he was placed on the DL

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

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:12 pm
by KELLYLEAK
Relatively new to fantasy baseball and I haven't read this thread so if it's a repeat request- my apologies. Anyway, saw a good article today by Andy Behrens about Jimmy Nelson. Decided to take a chance and pick him up in my league- only one problem I can't. Apparently the league I'm in has SP and RP slots and Nelson is only available in leagues with P spots- ugh- so frustrating!!! Why does yahoo let an article like that go to print if many of us in leagues like the one I'm in can't pick him up now- it's utterly useless!!! He's listed as the probable starter on Saturday- just put an SP label on him and make him eligible- preferably before publishing the article to the entire free world. Okay end of rant.

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

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:31 pm
by TheTrith
Last year Genie had this problem fixed so all players were given a specific position in additon to generic P, CI, MI, etc.

This year not so much.
Its amazing how much Genie was able to accomplish while there. And kind of a shame that Yahoo is now going in the wrong direction.

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

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:09 pm
by Fantasy Sports Genie
TheTrith wrote:Last year Genie had this problem fixed so all players were given a specific position in additon to generic P, CI, MI, etc.

This year not so much.
Its amazing how much Genie was able to accomplish while there. And kind of a shame that Yahoo is now going in the wrong direction.

On the bright side, all the extra time has freed me up to lock in 15th place in my 16 team keeper league. So there's that.

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

PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:57 am
by AdvRider
Thumbs down on the new white space recently introduced into the daily lineup interface. Ugh. In the past, I could see my entire roster of batters, or my entire roster of pitchers, on a single screen. That gave me at-a-glance visibility into who I wanted to start in my roto leagues.

This is how the interface used to look. This screen is actually of results from a previous day, but this same sort of compressed format was also used for setting the day's lineup.

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Now, Yahoo has added white space... result: I can no longer see all the batter, or the pitcher, data at a glance. I have to scroll up and down. I have to think harder. I have to work harder. If I wanted to check my Max Games data at the bottom, I have to scroll an additional screen, and then back up. It's aggravating and frustrating and I see no value whatsoever in adding new white space. It just degrades the user experience.

White space doesn't help me make smart managerial decisions. Data does.

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Guy Smiley, I hope you guys will rethink this move. Enough with the Marissa Meyer feng shui. Get the data right first. I'm baffled as to why pointless and counterproductive changes such as these are made when Yahoo Sports still -- how many months later? -- has not restored career batter vs. pitcher data, which mysteriously disappeared in last year's redesign.

I go to ESPN for that info now. I go to ESPN for scores as well, as they offer more and better data at a glance, and I spend a lot more time interacting at ESPN and MLB dot com than I used to back in the good old days when Yahoo provided all the info I needed.

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

PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:53 pm
by The Artful Dodger
Readability is better with the added whitespace, so long as the whitespace isn't the thing attracting attention. If anything, it's easier to scroll and scan through lines. Yahoo's UI is about right, and it's an improvement over the legacy UI, IMO.

Also, for those using tablets, it might be easier to select a row for a player to start/bench. (I don't use a tablet to make changes, so I'm admittedly less informed.)