Everyone: If you use CBS to host your league, you might have noticed a new homepage format with a letter asking for feedback. I believe this is our chance to force a change to the stupidest CBS policy of all: locking daily lineup changes 5 mins before the start of the first game each day. As I wrote to CBS below, the policy is completely unfair and gives certain owners of certain players a competitive advantage that shouldn't exist.
If you play with daily lineups on CBS, do us all a favor and send a complaint about this issue...maybe if we can cause enough ripples in the water the powers that be over there will actually wake up and realize they have created an unfair situation. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's my letter:
[quote]Why does CBS still refuse to accommodate daily lineup changes up to the start of each major league game? Due to the current policy of locking lineups 5 mins before the first MLB game each day, it creates a situation where some owners of certain players gain an advantage. To explain- when the first game starts, often owners have no idea what the lineup will be of the game that begins at 10 p.m. that night, for example. That means that the owners with players in the early games, who have a chance to actually see the starting lineups prior to lineups locking, gain an advantage by actually knowing which of their players is starting and which are on the bench; meanwhile, the owner of players in the late games have no idea what players will be in the lineups, since those lineups are not posted. In particular, this gives owners of Chicago Cubs players a distinct advantage, because of the amount of day games the Cubs play -- often the only day game on the schedule -- while owners are left to play guesswork with the rest of the MLB lineups.
Locking daily lineup changes at the start of the first game every day is something that only CBS does, as opposed to competitors ESPN and Yahoo. This is not a functionality issue as much as it is an issue of FAIRNESS. Owners with daily lineup changes should have an equal opportunity to evaluate daily MLB lineup cards and make subsequent fantasy lineup decisions on CBS.
Im sure anyone who has a supervisory role over CBS fantasy baseball would agree this is a no-brainer. There is still a week before games begin, and it would probably only take a tenth of the amount of development work that went into the new, revamped homepages. Listen to your users....get it fixed, please.[/quote]