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CBSSports vs ESPN vs Yahoo vs. ?Fantasy baseball league stat & service sites - what do you prefer?


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#41 Luckynines

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 11:37 AM

View PostKing Ding Aling, on Jan 7 2009, 08:30 AM, said:

I will gladly pay the increase for CBS. I prefer the live scoring, the message board and private messages. The deeper player pool and the fact my league can do auction values and contract lengths on the site. I don't know what they have for new features but IMO ESPN is inferior to CBS.


Couldn't agree more.  You pay for what you get, I love CBS.  Their get minor leaguers in the database pretty quick and even allow you to create them if you choose to do so.  I did ESPN baseball one yr and could not enjoy it.  CBS w/it's updates, stories, I love it, so much more enjoyable.  


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Posted 21 February 2009 - 12:00 PM

I have always been partial to CBS, not sure why, but I have never really found any major issues.

I am in an AL-only league, but we are allowed to keep players traded or signed into the NL.  Problem with CBS even if a player is still on a team in your league, if they are not technically in the AL-only player pool, they will not appear on projections, scoring totals, etc.  Anyone who is in a CBS league know if you can change that?
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#43 wildo7

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 07:14 PM

Yahoo! mock drafts up and running now in Draft Central tab. I don't know exactly when this started but I just noticed it.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 02:04 PM

I want to join or create a league that incorporates a farm system and was wondering if anyone knew a good site for that or if there are options in yahoo? Thanks for the reponses.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 02:07 PM

View PostTKD, on Mar 19 2009, 02:04 PM, said:

I want to join or create a league that incorporates a farm system and was wondering if anyone knew a good site for that or if there are options in yahoo? Thanks for the reponses.


CBS has minor leagues you can keep on your roster for years.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 02:08 PM

View Postgoodlovin, on Mar 19 2009, 02:07 PM, said:

CBS has minor leagues you can keep on your roster for years.



Thanks ill check it out

#47 rabbitstew

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 05:05 AM

We were big fans of the old TQstats and moved to CBS when they crashed. Most of us havn't been happy with CBS since the move and as commish I've been exploring other alternatives but a lot couldn't handle some of our custom rules. Last year during the season someone here mentioned onroto.com and I checked it out and figured to give it a look for 09 since they were part of tqstats creative team. When the price of CBS went to $160 for no reason I decided to give onroto a chance since it was $99 and free till May. The biggest plus is customer support. They answered all my e-mails within 24hrs. The only contact CBS wants is for payment. Onroto may not be as pretty but it makes up for in being a clean user friendly site with CUSTOMER SUPPORT. I'm so happy we could leave CBS and their escalating price.
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 11:15 AM

We use CBS commish for the auction.
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Posted 23 March 2009 - 08:09 AM

Here is a good breakdown of all the leagues mentioned and some not mentioned.  I hope it helps.
http://www.letsplay2...at_services.cfm

For me, I have tried Yahoo, ESPN, loved TQStats (but it is gone) and CBSSports.  I like everything about CBS, but wish for the money you pay they could offer some type of phone support.

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 02:25 AM

Do what we did...move over to ESPN.  It's free and the service is better.  Canizares is already there and has been for awhile!
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 08:43 AM

View PostFUM, on Jun 12 2009, 04:25 AM, said:

Do what we did...move over to ESPN. It's free and the service is better. Canizares is already there and has been for awhile!


I agree. ESPN is a much better service. I am the commish of both a baseball and hockey keeper league, and we made the switch last year - and haven't looked back. Yahoo makes you pay for in game updates, while ESPN includes it for free. That's all the reason any commish would need to make the switch.
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#52 Chambers84

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 11:40 AM

To hell with ESPN.
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#53 JT!

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 12:11 PM

View PostChambers84, on Jun 12 2009, 12:40 PM, said:

To hell with ESPN.


ESPN free fantasy is sooo much better than Yahoo.  Yahoo's eligibility is absurd (Sandoval gets C eligibility in the preseason?, I remember Marques Colston's rookie year he had Tight End eligibility?).  Also ESPN has free "stat tracker" while yahoo costs money ($ 10 just for that season?!).  ESPN is far superior in terms of running your own league.
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 02:41 PM

My one complaint about ESPN (and this may be a dated concern, since it's been a couple of years since I have played there) is that they use the other definition for "holds" (which is not an official stat so there are 2 different definition for it). Personally, the one defined by STATS where the reliever HAVE TO GET AT LEAST ONE OUT is the way to go. However, I think ESPN uses (or used) the one where a reliever gets a hold just for not blowing the lead (such as getting in a game and walk one batter).

It's sort of a minor thing but for leagues that counts holds, the discrepancy in definition is rather annoying.
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 03:01 PM

View PostChambers84, on Jun 12 2009, 11:40 AM, said:

To hell with ESPN.

I agree.

ESPN.com charges you just to read some of their articles. Yahoo has never done that at least.

#56 Gary

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:59 PM

CBS > Any other fantasy site.
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:18 PM

View PostJT!, on Jun 12 2009, 01:11 PM, said:

ESPN free fantasy is sooo much better than Yahoo.  Yahoo's eligibility is absurd (Sandoval gets C eligibility in the preseason?, I remember Marques Colston's rookie year he had Tight End eligibility?).  Also ESPN has free "stat tracker" while yahoo costs money ($ 10 just for that season?!).  ESPN is far superior in terms of running your own league.

in regards to sandovals eligibility, im pretty sure, that a player has to meet a certain requirement and than yahoo carries that players eligibility over from the previous season
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:20 PM

View Posta.k47, on Jun 12 2009, 07:18 PM, said:

in regards to sandovals eligibility, im pretty sure, that a player has to meet a certain requirement and than yahoo carries that players eligibility over from the previous season


this is correct and how every league should be.
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Posted 13 June 2009 - 10:00 AM

View Postyryen, on Jun 12 2009, 03:41 PM, said:

My one complaint about ESPN (and this may be a dated concern, since it's been a couple of years since I have played there) is that they use the other definition for "holds" (which is not an official stat so there are 2 different definition for it). Personally, the one defined by STATS where the reliever HAVE TO GET AT LEAST ONE OUT is the way to go. However, I think ESPN uses (or used) the one where a reliever gets a hold just for not blowing the lead (such as getting in a game and walk one batter).

It's sort of a minor thing but for leagues that counts holds, the discrepancy in definition is rather annoying.

yryen, I'm not sure when they fixed it but this year I had a reliever not record an out and leave the game with a 3 run lead and he did not get the hold.  I know you have to get at least 1 out to record a hold like you mentioned.
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Posted 13 June 2009 - 10:08 AM

View Postmikelong11, on Jun 12 2009, 09:43 AM, said:

I agree. ESPN is a much better service. I am the commish of both a baseball and hockey keeper league, and we made the switch last year - and haven't looked back. Yahoo makes you pay for in game updates, while ESPN includes it for free. That's all the reason any commish would need to make the switch.

Mike I had signed up everyone to Yahoo before I decided just to look at ESPN's service just for fun in.  Then I saw ESPN offered the same thing Yahoo was charging $130 for.  I couldn't believe we would get live stats and updated standings for FREE.  Then I saw they had a toll free support number and we were like DERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.
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