Commissioner Corner Message Board
- Rick M. Rick M. Jan 27, 2015 10:52 PM Flag
I got an email tonight, Tues Jan 27, from Yahoo that says baseball will be opening up on Saturday Jan 31st. I assume I got the email because I was a Commissioner in 2014.
- Rick M. Rick M. Aug 24, 2014 1:53 PM Flag
. I run 2 leagues. Each league has a 'Three-Day Rule'. A player must appear on a team's roster for 3 days before he can be dropped. A player added to a team on Monday, as an example, must appear on the Tues Wed Thurs rosters. Player could be dropped on Thursday as player will not appear on Friday's roster. I've been using this system for 5 yrs and it works fine although I have to manually keep an eye on the transactions list. If a mgr 'forgets or loses track, ha ha, the player dropped too soon is reinstated to the roster and that player's 3 days starts over and 2 moves are deducted from the team as a penalty. I have suggested to Yahoo that a system be implemented as an option for League Commissioners whereas a Commish could choose how many days a player must appear on a roster before that player could be dropped. I never got a reply tho I wasn't really expecting one as I've come to believe that the Yahoo Fantasy Sports peeps only specialize in reading comic books and blowing bubble gum.
- Rick M. Rick M. Mar 24, 2014 4:36 PM Flag
Contrary to bad info seen by some on a website, Harvey is not yet on the DL for the 2014 season. If the Mets intend to place Harvey on the DL for the start of the 2014 season, the Mets can put him on the DL now but are not required to put Harvey on the DL until the deadline for the submission of the Mets' Opening Day 25-man roster. MLB teams must submit their 25-man rosters to MLB headquarters with a deadline that seems like it is usually about 16-24 hrs before that team's Opening Day game is scheduled to start. When a player is put on the DL by a MLB team, Yahoo then gives that player a DL designation.
- Rick M. Rick M. Feb 12, 2014 6:19 PM Flag
Yep, seems like somebody screwed up. Just wonderin if I missed something. The Marlins signed Furcal with the intention of him playing 2B. The Rangers signed Choo with the intention of him playing LF. So, why is Choo (CF) not a LF-CF to open the season? Ha! See what I mean? Seems like a double-standard until if or when Furcal is changed back to SS only to open the season.
I see that Rafael Furcal ended the 2013 season as a shortstop but on the DL with Yahoo Fantasy Baseball. He hasn't played since 2012 and hasn't played 2B since 2004. So, I'm wondering how 'the powers that be' determined that he should open the 2014 season as a 2B-SS. Seems to me that Furcal should EARN 2B eligibility like other players earning eligibility at other positions...Just wonderin'.
- Rick M. Rick M. Feb 4, 2014 9:14 PM Flag
Sano is in the player pool in my league. I'm guessing it's all about your league's settings...as in...there are 2 choices a Commish can make...players are added to the player pool as Yahoo adds them OR players added after the MLB debut.
- Rick M. Rick M. Jan 30, 2014 5:42 PM Flag
The twitter message was sent from the west coast at about 12 noon. a few hrs would be 3pm on the west coast, 6pm on the east coast. kinda amazed how this time zone stuff is so confusing to so many. I've seen it all over the yrs ... earlier than the generally expected Tuesday after Super Bowl, have seen it hit on the Thursday after the Super Bowl, I've even seen it hit much-much (like..days AND days llater than the Tuesday or Thursday after the Super Bowl, and Ive seen it hit right on time. If it weren't for the Winter Olympics that start next week, we would be waiting til next week.
- Rick M. Rick M. Jan 30, 2014 5:23 PM Flag
Seems to me that a 'few hours' from 3pm would be 6pm Eastern Standard Time which would be 3pm on the west coast (Pacific Standard Time).
Yahoo Fantasy Sports posted this message at about 3pm EST Thursday Jan 30 on twitter ... Only a few more hours. Yahoo Fantasy Baseball opens this afternoon. Stay tuned.
- Reply to Matthew Jan 23, 2014 11:47 AMRick M. Rick M. Jan 24, 2014 11:48 PM Flag
I rec'd an email from Yahoo today, Friday Jan 24, that said Yahoo Fantasy Baseball would be open for business on Fri Jan 31. Within that email, I clicked on a link that took me to the Andy Behrens article that says Thursday Jan 30. So, ..which is it? We shall see.
- Rick M. Rick M. Jan 24, 2014 11:43 PM Flag
I am thinking those games will count in week 1. Seattle & Oakland opened the 2012 season early while playing a two-game series in Japan. Those games were considered as regular-season games and were counted in Yahoo's scoring week 1. With that said, perhaps Yahoo will offer the Commissioner's an option to start week 1 with the Sunday Night Baseball game on March 30th. Fantrax is offering an option to bypass the March 22-23 games in 2014.
- Rick M. Rick M. Jan 19, 2014 1:08 PM Flag
Last year I rec'd my email notification ... 2-3 days after registration opened up. I've often wondered what would be the harm in Yahoo posting an announcement on the message boards in mid-January saying something like ...'2014 Yahoo Fantasy Baseball will be open for registration on or before Thursday Feb 6th'. After dealing with Yahoo Fantasy Baseball for many years, I've grown to know that something that simple is really too much to wish for, too much to ask for.
- Rick M. Rick M. Feb 5, 2013 5:19 PM Flag
Actually, it IS on twitter. I didnt see it at first but I had to look in the right spot. Also, according to a little research, Brad posted this message last year on Yahoo ... Monday Feb 6, 2012 .. Doors could be open for business later this week-Brad Evans. As it turned out, he was right with the LATER THIS WEEK as Yahoo Fantasy Baseball opened on Thursday, not a Tuesday, Feb 9, 2012. So, we shall see.
- Rick M. Rick M. Feb 5, 2013 5:05 PM Flag
not that hard? oh..it is hard. when u can't get off your duff and put the comic books down to take care of business, then..it is hard.
- Rick M. Rick M. Jan 29, 2013 3:55 PM Flag
Don't really know if it is intended to be a secret for as long as possible. I'm more apt to think it's closer to or all about laziness.
In 2012, apparently there was a message from Yahoo, in a couple of spots in early Feb, but not posted at or around this message board where it would make a lot of sense to see it.
Here is part of my rant that I posted last February .... There was a message from Yahoo that said Tues Feb 9 2012 for the start of league registration, then it was changed to Thurs Feb 9 2012. Saw a message that said the 'entire season' would start April 4, then whoops, that was changed to March 28. (perhaps after the realization that the A's/Mariners games in Japan were actually a part of the reg season schedule for those clubs)
You might find one message in a certain area, and another message with different info in another area. A very simple solution to the yearly guessing game would be for the powers that be at Yahoo to post a message at the top of the baseball message board section and then keep that message the same as any other messages anywhere else within Yahoo. If Yahoo really cared about what 'the unwashed masses' really wanted and cared about, then posting correct messages in proper places wouldn't be a problem.
- Rick M. Rick M. Jan 3, 2013 9:07 PM Flag
I haven't seen info detailing the opening of 2013 Yahoo Fantasy Baseball. From my past knowledge, I will be looking to set up my league on the first Tuesday after the Super Bowl. Tuesday Feb 5. I would not be surprised if the date is delayed a day or two.
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