More flexible playoff sytems
- eliminate consolation bracket; once you are eliminated from playoffs, you are locked out just like those teams who miss playoffs and there are no meaningless "consolation" games that no one pays attention to
- two week championship as an option
- shorter regular season due to MLB teams shutting down pitchers, resting players, etc. in september. The championships should be wrapped up by time fantasy football rolls around (week one of the NFL should be championship week for fantasy baseball)
Two week match ups would cut down on lucky / fluke victories, as 6 games of a player's statistics are not generally representative of that player's overall ability (~12 games would be much closer).
The baseball season is long enough for two week match ups to be practical - and if not in the regular season, for certain in the fantasy postseason, where lucky / fluke victories sting bitterly.
Michael Burke commented
This will allow leagues to have a more simulated MLB experience. These options are already provided on a competitors page, and would help keep Yahoo! on top of the fantasy mountain.
Is there anyway that you could give the option of having an MLB style playoffs? For example, in my league we have an AL East & West, and and NL East & West. We would like to do a playoff where the division winners in the AL just play each other and the division winners in the NL just play each other, with the AL and NL just meeting in the championship.
Kyle Z commented
agreed. H2H results should ALWAYS be the 1st tiebreaker.
make leagues so that you can create your own tiebreaker rules. the rules yahoo has set in place are a jokoe
Chris Ordanis commented
Bogus that there is not a consolation for an 8 team championship. We had 16 teams, so we should have had an 8 team consolation bracket. Brutal. Can't figure out why you would block that...
Allow commissioners to set playoff matchups. My league is broken into 2 leagues, the AL and NL. The schedule was set to have division and league heavy matchups and only 2 interleague games per team. Now I have to manually track the divisional, championship and world series matchups because YAHOO will only seed the league 1-8 and not allow me to set the seeding at 1-4/1-4 for each league. TERRIBLE.