Increase Maximum Roster Size to 50
There's a significant number of feature requests that would be resolved by allowing the maximum possible roster size to be 50 instead of 30. Allow commissioners to set this number and to determine the distribution of position types.
This would allow a commissioner to:
* Have 24 active positions, 6 BN (for leagues that want a Yahoo-traditional size roster).
* Have 13 active positions, 12 BN (for leagues that want a daily fantasy-sim type configuration with a 25 man roster, e.g. 8 position players, 1 SP, 4 RP)
* Have 25 active positions, 15 BN (for leagues wanting a 40-man roster)
* Have 25 active positions, 15 BN, 10 NA (for leagues wanting expanded minor league involvement)
The rationale I've seen for the 30 slot maximum has been to manage the player pool ***********. Yahoo shouldn't make this determination for every league; that is a decision that should be at the discretion of the individual leagues and commissioners.
JJ Pokerface commented
100% in agreement of increased roster size. They should just let the league Commissioners set their own roster size. My 10-yr keeper league is already maxed out to 30, but I wish I could increase it some to say 36 or even 40. Love the deep formats. Voted up.
Please consider voting up my suggestion for making the DTD a real designation that we can use to stash injured players out of the way while waiting for them to be given the IL designation. Thanks.
Greg Henderson commented
I am trying to get one of my leagues to move from ESPN to Yahoo. The roster limit in this league is 36 players. Yahoo maxes out at 30. Please increase roster limit or do away with the max.
andrew berg commented
I strongly agree with this suggestion. Our league has had the same problem. As far as I can tell, all other fantasy websites allow much larger rosters. I don't see a problem with letting leagues decide how deep or shallow they want their player pool to be.
Chris Benoit commented
I don't see why there has to be a limit on the number of players on a team. Please allow leagues to have more freedom in the number of players on a team. Not all people can make leagues of 12 or 14 people. With smaller leagues, it would be nice to have larger rosters to allow of more games to matter and for an opportunity to find sleepers and use rookies. Otherwise, everyone has an All-Star team and the game becomes one of pure luck and no scouting.
Chris Benoit commented
Why does there even have to be a maximum size to leagues? It’s more fun when there are more games and players to follow.
Michael Mantia commented
Attention Yahoo support and players:
I have found a way to run a dynasty league successfully using your platform, but it has not been easy to create the structure. We had to create a 2nd league to roster our “farm system” on, since your platform only supports 30 man active rosters. We are making due, and have an incredibly fun league. But if you increased the commissioners ability to have unlimited players on the active roster, increseased the number of NA slots, increased the number of DL slots, and enhanced the overall player pool, we would have the perfect world for dynasty players. Everyone loves using Yahoo’s seamless platform, with a few exceptions, but this is not dynasty friendly to only allow 30 man active rosters. 50 would be the absolute lowest it should be, some leagues would require even more. With our 2 league system, we are able to allow call up/send downs of “farm system eligible players” but it is not seamless, or easy to understand for some players. PLEASE MAKE THESE CHANGES. Additionally, we understand rosters may be inaccessible for a short time while yahoo does maintenance on the player pool and makes changes, but year round access to teams and the ability to make transactions nearly year round would be ideal for dynasty leagues. This is the wave of the future, if you are able to access the 2 leagues I am commissioner of, please take a look at our format. Thanks
30 max roster size is way too small for any kind of keeper or dynasty league. Please please increase it to at least 35.
Also, there has to be a way to have the minor league NA roster be separate so we don’t have to drop a player from our roster when we we trade an NA player to another team, this is beyond frustrating.
Timothy McDonald commented
****, you really are one. Any idiot knows it is not going to be real. You model a fantasy to reflect real situations. Why do you think the lineups require players at each real position and award stats that reflect actual baseball achievement, with game limits and innings pitched limits, that roughly equate to MLB reality. By your logic why require players at different positions? You may as well play fantasy cricket since you don't care whether the fantasy game reflects actual Major League Baseball.
Dick Strong commented
I have no desire to be a real baseball manager.
What next? 40 man rosters? Minor leaguers? Options?
If you want to be a real fantasy baseball manager...go to your local/regional team office and apply.
I like this idea but for more in a dynasty format. I think a 25 man active roster is perfect but I would like to see more options to expand the NA slots on a team without taking away from a teams DL spots. Maybe even up to a mlb 40 man roster with 25 active.
I don't believe I've played a public baseball league for years and if I have I don't remember the roster size....but let me suggest you check the custom leagues.
You risk some rogue commissioner cheating but rosters can be up to 30 players...during the season a roster can be as big as 40 with DL and NA spots. Not many go that far but I have 2 leagues I run; one with 5 DL slots and 3 NA slots (keeper) and one with 5 DL and 1 NA (redraft).
Timothy McDonald commented
Increase roster size closer to the MLB 25 man roster limit. I know it will slightly prolong drafts, but even adding one or two roster slots would reduce frustration and allow greater flexibility to bench slumping players, or injured players who exceed the two allowed DL slots. It also would promote broader strategy that could include middle relievers and platoon players, or allow someone to stash that prospect/suspect they are intrigued by.
I think as a matter of principle, it would be good because it brings management of a fantasy baseball team closer to that of real MLB baseball team.
Agree expand roster for dynasty leagues. I like Yahoo but my league can't use yahoo because of this. All other major fantasy sites allow at least 40 man rosters. Yahoo is lone hold out.
My friends and I play in Deep A.L. only and N.L. only leagues. We have been waiting for four years for Yahoo to add a option for larger roster sizes.
Right now it is 35 max that includes D.L.
We however play with 25 starters and 15 man benches. 40 man rosters. Like real MLB teams do.
We all prefer Yahoo to all others out there hands down. But we have had to let someone else run our leagues. They have 40 man rosters. Plus 8 D.L. spots that isn't included towards the 40 actiive rosters.
Please Yahoo next season consider allowing 40 man rosters and 8 D.L. spots. For us hardcore dynasty players out there. We by far prefer larger deeper rosters.
Green Raven commented
Yeah and the endless NA slot frack-up could be avoided with dynasty leagues just storing their prospects on the active roster.
Granted fixing the NA slots are better for us because having a healthy FA pool is good too and all the active players could be scarfed up in those leagues as a well. But a better Plan B for us than NOT ever having the NA slots fixed and losing our prospects or some vets every freaking year..
CJ Henrichsen commented
A dynasty league would be much easier to manage on the site with 40+ man rosters. Please give commissioners the option to increase roster sizes.
Johnny Lamb commented
40 is ideal. The current maximum of 30 players is too small, especially for us in dynasty leagues!
Many of us play in 50 player leagues! Would love the ability to not have to use another service to create a league where teams are 50 players deep. I was about to start a league at the break but saw that the max roster size was 37 so I immediately deleted the league and created it elsewhere. I still think Yahoo has the best interface, but the minor league player pool and roster size are severely lacking.
Aaron Sauceda commented
Agreed 100% with this suggestion. Understanding you can expand via DL and NA, why limit the "active" roster to 30?
It seems like Yahoo uses this 30 number for all sports -- football, basketball, hockey and baseball. But it makes little sense to apply this "one size fits all" limitation to baseball, as many leagues enjoy expanding active rosters beyond 30, often times to 35-40 roster spots.
Please expand the active roster limit to something much greater, say, 50! At the very least, this gives each league the option to decide how deep they'd like to go. Should be an easy fix, and it's really holding Y back from being a "deep" and "expert" league competitor with the likes of CBS, Fantrax, etc.
Please increase the limit ASAP!
During the season, the real major league roster limit is 25. The only time it is 40 is when the call ups happen on 9/1.