Commissioner Corner Message Board
- Atomic Dumpling Atomic Dumpling Feb 6, 2013 6:15 PM Flag
OK you don't have to play in a fair league if you don't want to. I prefer to play in a league where my skill is rewarded.
- Atomic Dumpling Atomic Dumpling Feb 6, 2013 2:20 PM Flag
The difference is that in real baseball you can play defense. In H2H fantasy baseball it is just pure luck when it comes to how many points your opponent scores. I don't like to rely on pure luck.
- Atomic Dumpling Atomic Dumpling Feb 6, 2013 12:39 AM Flag
James I bet you are terrible at this game. All you do is whine about everything. Check my fantasy profile and let me know if you have ever seen anyone with a better record at fantasy baseball. I have never seen one. Here on Yahoo you can actually see how a person has done over the years. CBS have that feature? LOL
- Atomic Dumpling Atomic Dumpling Feb 5, 2013 7:23 PM Flag
LOL I am in 4 dynasty baseball leagues that have been together for years. Three are roto and one is H2H. The roto ones are 10x more fun and take 10x more skill to win. Too much luck involved in H2H leagues, especially in the playoffs.
I agree with you regarding playing with friends instead of playing with strangers over the Internet. Friends leagues are much more challenging and much more fun than stranger leagues.
- Atomic Dumpling Atomic Dumpling Feb 5, 2013 3:06 PM Flag
In roto you are limited to a certain number of innings per season. If you stream the "hot hand" you will hit your innings limit way too early. There is much more skill involved in roto and much less luck, especially in the playoffs. In H2H you can have a great week and still lose your game while another team has a terrible week but still wins because his oppononent was even worse. You can't play defense so you have no control over how well your opponent does. So essentially each week is 50% luck whether you win or not -- it all depends on who you are randomly matched up against that week. Too much luck in H2H leagues for a good player to want to be in one. If you are a good player you want your skill to win out rather than being subjected to the whims of luck. In roto the cream always rises to the top and the bad teams can't win.
- Atomic Dumpling Atomic Dumpling Feb 4, 2013 11:39 PM Flag
Yahoo has dozens of features that CBS does not have. Surely you already know that since you claim to have played both. If you love CBS so much what are you doing here?
Yahoo has the ability to write notes on your team page, CBS does not.
Yahoo has far superior stats, splits and situational stats compared to CBS where you can hardly see anything and when you can it is incomplete.
Yahoo has several types of graphs on the standings page, CBS does not.
Yahoo has far more functionality on the trade proposals process for comparing players and stats.
Yahoo doesn't charge you $120 for an inferior product.
Yahoo's live stats tracker during games has far more data and options than CBS's does.
Yahoo's Disabled List prevents team owners from permanently stashing healthy players on the DL, CBS does not.
Yahoo provides more scoring system options than CBS does.
Your team page on Yahoo tells you much more detail about your players' upcoming opponents than the CBS team page does.
Yahoo has entire sections of good info that CBS doesn't have, like the recent add/drop trends, which players show up most often on the best fantasy teams, player raters, constant player updates that are much more accurate than the ones on CBS, which players are "hot" etc etc etc. The list goes on forever.
Get into a Yahoo league and surf around all the tabs and menus to see all the dozens of options that CBS doesn't offer. Yahoo has infinitely more data and features available than CBS or ESPN. It is like night and day. Not even close to being similar. Yahoo is by far the best fantasy baseball provider -- and that is why they dominate the market.
- Atomic Dumpling Atomic Dumpling Feb 4, 2013 11:23 PM Flag
Yahoo is far more popular than ESPN fantasy baseball. Yahoo is the by far the most popular among all fantasy baseball providers.
- Atomic Dumpling Atomic Dumpling Feb 4, 2013 11:18 PM Flag
If you don't like streaming then don't play in Head-to-Head leagues. Real fantasy baseball uses the roto format. H2H is for fantasy football. They added in H2H baseball leagues to make is easy for fantasy football players to transition into fantasy baseball. H2H just doesn't work well in baseball. Roto is much more fun and much more fair and luck is much less of a factor.
- Atomic Dumpling Atomic Dumpling Feb 4, 2013 1:11 AM Flag
Yes, paying attention is about 3/4 of the battle. Most people get excited for the draft, which is the easiest part of the season. Then they get distracted and forget to set their lineup every day and their team falls to the bottom. Then they make the mistake of believing that their players weren't good enough to win the league when the reality is if they had just managed their team better they could have won.
- Atomic Dumpling Atomic Dumpling Feb 4, 2013 1:04 AM Flag
CBS is an utter crapheap. That is why their market share is less than half of Yahoo's. I guess you just don't understand the features that make Yahoo so far superior to their competition. Yahoo has plenty of features CBS doesn't have, even in their leagues where they charge you $120 then flood you with advertisements. How are CBS's message boards doing? LOL They don't even have them.
- Atomic Dumpling Atomic Dumpling Feb 4, 2013 1:00 AM Flag
Winning the regular season is more impressive than the playoffs. The playoffs are a crapshoot. Anything can happen in a playoff week. That is why I hate head-to-head leagues. This isn't fantasy football. Step up to the big leagues and play roto. There is too much luck involved in H2H leagues.
- Atomic Dumpling Atomic Dumpling Feb 3, 2013 3:26 AM Flag
Yahoo has by far the most popular fantasy sports product on the market. They obviously know what they are doing. People like Yahoo best because they have the best features and are the easiest to use because there is no spam, no clutter and very few advertisements. If you don't like Yahoo then go to CBS or ESPN and muddle through all their garbage.
- Atomic Dumpling Atomic Dumpling Feb 1, 2013 11:04 PM Flag
Why cut more than three if you don't have to?
Bell, Leake and Gordon are the easy cuts. If you really want to cut someone else I would cut Griffin, then Alonso.
- Atomic Dumpling Atomic Dumpling Feb 1, 2013 11:02 PM Flag
Don't trade Cliff Lee. He is one of the top 10 pitchers in baseball. His low Wins total last year was a fluke.
- Atomic Dumpling Atomic Dumpling Feb 1, 2013 10:57 PM Flag
I think the start of HGH testing will have a negligible effect on the game. PEDs don't have nearly as much effect as the common fan thinks they do.
- Atomic Dumpling Atomic Dumpling Feb 1, 2013 10:54 PM Flag
I would jump all over that trade assuming you can only keep 5 players. If you don't take the trade you would only slightly improve your keepers and you wouldn't get those extra draft picks. With those extra draft picks you can greatly improve your team. Remember, the #12 pick will be replacing your final round pick, which depending on how many rounds you have in your draft will be like the #200ish pick in the draft. Keeping Upton over Castro is a small improvement to your team, much smaller than the #12 pick would be over the #200 pick.
- Atomic Dumpling Atomic Dumpling Feb 1, 2013 10:35 PM Flag
In an effort to prevent spam posts Yahoo deletes all posts with email addresses or links to websites. It works pretty good. How many spam posts do you see in these message boards? If they didn't do it that way people would be whining about all the spam in the message boards.
- Atomic Dumpling Atomic Dumpling Feb 1, 2013 10:31 PM Flag
You can get plenty of draft advice for free if you surf around on the 'Net. There are literally dozens of good fantasy baseball websites. I almost always win and I don't pay for advice. The draft is less important than managing your team wisely during the season anyway.
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