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Postby pokerplaya » Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:38 pm

Fantasy Sports Genie wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:Question:

Shouldn't we be seeing 2 saves from Fransisco Cordero being reflected? :-?

Leaving for the office now, and my first order of business is to determine if our data provider sent us what we expected in this unusual situation. At first glance I'd say no. The good news is that for league stats, noone needs to panic, as we're well equipped to adjust things like this after the fact if we determine there's a problem, and as I mentioned it is first on my list today to look into this game and how it was handled.


Thank you. ;-D
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Why not allow some kind of "rain reserve"?

Postby RyeBrye » Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:12 pm

I'm fine with the explanation of why you can't pull people out after the game has started (you can't rely on the data completely)...

Why not make a way to distinguish that players on your bench should be pulled in if their counterparts that aren't on the bench are suddenly involved in a rained-out game?

For instance - here's a scenario:

In head to head league, Bill is against Jim - and it is Sunday. Bill and Jim are close on Hits, Runs, and RBI - so Bill wants to have as many bodies playing as possible (he's not concerned about K's or AVG or OPS at this point)

On Sunday, Bill has got his best players on, and goes away for a couple of hours. He comes back, and his outfield is all involved in PPD games- but he has three players eligible to play outfield but he can't sub them in because he is locked out.

If Jim got stats on those positions, and Bill didn't - Bill gets screwed because you can't trust your data source.

Why not have some kind of checkbox (and a priority number) that works this way: Check box that indicates "Use if starter is PPD" and a priority that indicates the priority they are to be used in.

This would mean that in Bill's case - if his outfield gets rained out and he has three players on his bench that he set up to be used if the other starters get rained out - then he would be able to get stats in those positions.

You could require the player to lock in those checkboxes on the day prior to the game starting to avoid any kind of abuse - and since they were set ahead of time you can have a reasonable idea of what the preference of the player was. You can add the stats in when you get the reliable stats and use the logic to determine which players actually get the stats.

Sure, the StatTracker might be screwed up - but I think most people would be more willing to have crappy StatTracker than to have three or four batter spots not getting stats because they weren't quick enough in checking the game times.
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Re: Question about yahoo

Postby nettles3Ball-star » Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:52 pm

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A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:Why doesn't yahoo let you put a player on your bench if their game was postponed?

To clarify before I start, as long as the game is postponed before its scheduled start time, you totally can bench players that would have played. But you probably knew that.


You can? So, if the game is scheduled for 2pm, but was canceled at 1pm, I can remove a player involved in that game from my starting lineup at 2:30pm?
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Re: Question about yahoo

Postby Fantasy Sports Genie » Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:42 pm

nettles3Ball-star wrote:
Fantasy Sports Genie wrote:
A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:Why doesn't yahoo let you put a player on your bench if their game was postponed?

To clarify before I start, as long as the game is postponed before its scheduled start time, you totally can bench players that would have played. But you probably knew that.


You can? So, if the game is scheduled for 2pm, but was canceled at 1pm, I can remove a player involved in that game from my starting lineup at 2:30pm?

No, sorry for the confusion. What I meant was that you can remove them up until the game's scheduled start time.
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Postby mrbo » Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:52 pm

If the Status field for the player reads PPD, the player should become unlocked. Wouldn't that be a solution?

Or are you saying below that Yahoo's display of PPD in a players status field isn't always accurate? It seems pretty accurate to me.
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Postby PhilliesPhan » Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:59 pm

I changed my roster at about 1:15 for a 2 PM start only to learn that the game is now being postponed and my players that never played are locked and useless for another game. <img src=/forums/images/smiles/kiss.gif>

I don't know if anyone is at fault but it sure is frustrating.
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Postby Fantasy Sports Genie » Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:02 pm

My point was more that we have no guarantees that the PPD display will be accurate, timely, won't change, etc. We sure hope it is accurate as quickly and as often as possible, but we can't guarantee it, and we couldn't fix problems that resulted after the fact.
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