Please allow players who's games are cancelled to be taken out of starting lineups
In many cases throughout the baseball season, players will experience weather cancellations. It would be nice to be able to replace a player who's game is cancelled with a bench player that can play so long as the replacement players game hasn't started yet.
Matt McManus commented
PPD game players should just be allowed to be switch out, however since rosters lock at the beginning of the FIRST game of each day (daily leagues), it wouldn't matter because that player would already be locked.
Yahoo must first make all players moveable until their individual game starts. Works just fine in Fantasy Football why can't it work for Baseball?!?!?
Side Note... I've asked for this at least the last 2 years, got some small following, and then just simply died.
I TOTALLY WANT THIS TOO!
What is even more frustrating, is getting the PPD announcement from Yahoo late!
Leaves you wondering why the even send it out when there's nothing you can do about it.
CHANGE IT NOW!
john tuccillo commented
Also, if a double header occurs you should be able to start that player for one game and bench him in another if you don’t like the matchup for whatever reason. Those games are locked and I am unable to bench for the second game. I have an games limit so it really hurts if that player pinch hits. Then it counts for 2 games instead of 1.
M C commented
This way managers can make the appropriate changes to set a team with active players. Sucks to watch a player go off, but was on you bench because a player who's game was postponed is taking up an active spot on the roster. I understand locking a player once the games have started, but a player who's game has been postponed is the same a bench player who doesn't have a game at all.
chris devol commented
Totally agree - especially when the game is cancelled and the player gets locked well before the scheduled start time. Makes no sense not to be able to bench them right up until the time the game ACTUALLY starts. If it's postponed or cancelled, the player should not be locked into the starting lineup.
Spencer Ruberti commented
100% needs to be changed - its maddening and nonsensical!
Peter Cool commented
Exactly. You always come to the platform 5 minutes into the game to find you can't bench him, and have availability to swap in the bench.
If you DID miss activating a bench player and his game starts, then of course he can't be activated.
They probably have it like that in case a game is postponed in inning 5 you stay with the stats, but I'm pretty sure you can make it so if AtBats = 0 you can still move players around.
Jonathan Libbey commented
PPD should be able to swap!
I assume this is for weekly leagues? If so, I agree - as long as the starting pitcher hasn't yet played during that week, he should be able to be swapped out -- I also think this should apply for players who go on the DL during a week -- they should be able to be swapped out in weekly leagues as well -- the roster should unlock for ONLY that position, and you should be able to use a replacement player for ONLY that position - anytime for hitting and for pitching so long as the pitcher hasn't played yet during that week.
brad reams commented
yes allow PPD players to switch out for active
Paul Sharritt commented
I agree other leagues make it possible to substitute players,until the first game of the day is scheduled to start and than they lock,right now substituting players the same day does not take effect until the next day,leaving empty slots.
For many players, a rainout is a game lost if the makeup is part of a double-header, especially catchers. Many players will only play one of two games in a twinbill. As for a one-game advantage, the number of games for given teams in a given week can be uneven anyway, some play 6 and some play 7, some even play only 5.
The most relevant comment here is equity, and the fact that Yahoo is not going to write a program that's going to figure out how to change status after the designation of PPD finally comes in, which could happen two hours before game time if it's soaked and expected to pour all day or three hours after game time. Many games scheduled to start at 4 might not be called until 6, so it could drag past start times of other players anyway. In essence, you would end up with benefit likely going only to a random number of those games ultimately postponed -- mostly when it is called off ahead of time or is a day game. If you happen to have a lot of West Coast players, you likely won't even have options by the time a 7 p.m. start comes around. You might only get a benefit about half the times your players get rained out. And, of course, losing a individual start can happen for a lot of random reasons beyond weather.
Stephen Mirabito commented
Dwhizz Z commented
You all are missing the point that the game is made up. Unlocking them is a poor fantasy idea because it gives those teams an extra game if the PPD game is made up in the same week.
I agree. Another site just removes that game from the day's slate once it's been cancelled. So then its like an off day for that player and you can put them on the bench at any point. I feel that works really well.
agree yet at times I've caught and changed b4 yahoo locks em.. its a big deal if u are playing head to head but otherwise ho hum.
This would be a huge positive change for Yahoo to implement. There is no reason roster swaps shouldn't be allowed if a game was never played. This gives a random advantage to managers who get lucky and have fewer rainouts.
Peter J. Nehra commented
Please Unlock Players whose games have been Cancelled And Not Started to be taken out of starting lineups
Matt Nielsen commented
I've been bitten by this bug once again, so I came back to further urge Yahoo to change it! And for those of you who seem to think that the substitute wouldn't produce, how about shallow team leagues? For example, in my 10 teamer, I could've played Trumbo or Puig instead of CarGo and/or Mark Reynolds, which at this point in the night would net me 9 points and those games aren't even halfway over.
Many people have posted about this situation over the years, I would not expect it to change. Yahoo! is not going to play weatherman at every MLB stadium for every game. That is why they used scheduled game times as the cutoff.
I would not expect this process to change, it effects every team in your league equally, so in the long run, no one team gets an advantage. There is also a presumption that every player substituted will some how go 5 for 5 with 5 HRs and 10 rbi. The reality is the sub has a good chance of going 0-4 with no production. There was a reason you had them on the BN and not in your starting line up.
Look at it this way, your players in PPD games will play a double header or make up game down the road, so somewhere down the road, you'll get 2 games out a player instead of 1. Like tomorrow, in most cases related to the PPD games today.