In fantasy baseball, it would be great if we had the option to have roster sizes greater than 30, which is the current limit. Another great feature would be a minor league roster.
More and more leagues are going to a long-term dynasty format where you keep your entire team from year to year. This format requires planning for the future. It is hard to draft and hold minor league prospects while still fielding a complete lineup everyday when the roster size is limited to 30 and without a minor league roster option.
These options are available on CBS and ESPN fantasy baseball. Our league wants to remain with Yahoo but we really crave these added features!
I agree with this. It would be great if we could have an extra tab to harvest our minor leaguers. Even better if there could be a Rookie draft. So we don't have to carry those long draft for about a month or two of people posting their picks on a msg board.
Could not agree with you guys more. A minor league (or farm system) roster is a must have. A MUST! Every other fantasy sports provider has this feature, but I stick with Yahoo because I have several leagues that have been on Yahoo for years and I'm use to / prefer Yahoo's user interface. Come on Yahoo let's see some urgency in making your leagues more friendly to keeper and dynasty leagues!
Another interesting feature would be to mark players as minor league players by whatever stat you want to use. For instance, in the settings area I can say the minor league eligibility requirement for hitters to remain a minor leaguer is 130 career ABs in the majors. Every player who doesnt meet this shows up as a minor leaguer and you should be able to sort by this in the player list drop down menu (show only minor leaguer players). Same for pitchers (like 50 career IP). When a player reaches that threshold the minor league tag goes away. You would then be able to have a draft for only players categorized as "minor leaguers" and only players with "minor league" eligibility could be added to a farm system or minor league roster.
Just some ideas that really shouldn't be very hard to implement if you have some decent programmers there. :p
Not fair to less knowledgeable baseball fans. I invited my one friend to this league and he is doing good barely knowing things. Also a knowledgeable owner dropped Byrce Harper because I said this isn't a keeper league he will stink this year, and of course I swept in and got him. But you guys that know so much will be hoarding the young talent on your bench if you had 30 plus roster spots, that is 5 to many in my book. If you want a unfair league like Real MLB Baseball (no salary cap) then go for your 30 plus league spots. But then your just going to get 3-5 people/managers not touching their team once they lose every week. League I am in now 12 people out of 12 touch their team and I have won a paid league before where there was 12 people and 10 touch their team, I will be more satisfied to win a free league where EVERYBODY touches their team, then I was for that W
johns, again that is your opinion. How about give people the option of creating the league however they want and then giving others the option to join it if they like. If people like yourself don't like the 30+ roster size league then DON'T JOIN IT. It's pretty simple. Just because it's not your cup of tea doesn't mean everyone else shares that belief. If the right managers join your league then everyone will touch and manager their team daily. If you have deadbeat managers that are in over their head and shouldnt have joined a league where they didnt understand the settings then yes the league will suffer. But some players look for leagues with these features so the option to create them should exist.
The option for larger rosters and minor league rosters would only apply to private custom leagues. The standard public leagues would remain the same as always.
Many people prefer to form their own custom leagues with a commissioner and their own scoring system. Having the option to have larger rosters would make dynasty leagues work much better. CBS and ESPN offer this option and Yahoo does not.
Playing in private leagues is much more fun than public leagues because you can invite your friends to play with you instead of playing with a bunch of complete strangers on the Internet, most of whom are clueless kids that quit paying attention as soon as they realize they are not going to win. Winning a public league is way too easy, which makes it boring. Beating up on anonymous strangers is not much fun. Beating up on your friends is a blast!
I play in three dynasty leagues here on Yahoo and all 36 of our team owners are smart, dedicated fantasy baseball players. We don't have to worry about people quitting mid-season. We have 30 man rosters and 5 DL slots and there are still plenty of desirable players on the Free Agent list. In a dynasty league, minor league players are highly sought after. If you add Holds as a category it opens up all the middle relievers and set-up men as valuable fantasy players too. If you use custom settings it makes the game much more challenging and fun compared to just the basic rules used in public leagues. Try it, you will like it.
If you prefer the normal rules it is OK. This added option will not affect your league unless you want it to.
+1 on this too. How about having a customizable feature that acts like the DL slot, but for players in the minors, where you have to cut someone off your active roster when that player is called up. League commissioners can set the # of slots for this, just like the DL slot.
@MattL, that is a very good suggestion. Same exact functionality of the DL spot, just rename it. That would at least be a simple, quick solution to the problem. Yahoo would have to expand their player roster though to include more minor leaguers which they should do anyone to support more keeper and dynasty leagues.