Allow DTD injuries to be DL-eligible!
A much needed feature in Yahoo Fantasy Baseball (and all sports, really) is the ability to add players to the DL/IR, whatever you want to call it, when they are nursing injuries of any kind. Out with food poisoning? Day to day with a strained hammy? Make the player DL-eligible. Fantrax has this and it's a great feature. I'm told that Yahoo even has a form of this with IR+ in hockey - but only hockey. Baseball needs it, too. Restricting the DL to just players that are on the DL list in real life is silly. Thanks!
Ivan Mustac commented
Not really sure why this is only a hockey option. Needs to be across the board- players are sitting out all the time with minor injuries and they should not take up roster space when they are not playing for their real life team. An absolute killer in keeper leagues when keeper players are shut down at the end of the season by their real teams and not being moved to the official IL.
Ronny Coleman commented
If it's good enough for hockey, it should be good enough for baseball and basketball. Even football lets you put injured players on IR once they're ruled Out for the game.
Let baseball and basketball also have the DL/IR+ option like the hockey game has.
Greg Cairns commented
Ya I have both yelich and Baez as well as encarnacion in our keeper League. Obviously not going to drop them so now I'm stuck with 3 guys who aren't playing on my bench when I could normally place them on the ir and pick up a couple guys. Come on yahoo
Kelly Zak commented
Agreed. I also have Yelich and I'm about to go into the finals with a wasted roster spot (obviously not dropping Yelich). Fix this Yahoo, it's a joke.
It stinks to get down to the fantasy playoffs and lose a Javy Baez or Christian Yelich for the year. MLB teams don't bother with DL listings once the rosters expand in September, at the most critical time of the season during fantasy playoffs.
This would also work well for the short term paternity or bereavement lists as well.
Don't recall if they have added the 7 day concussion list as part of true DL either...if they haven't, they should.
IL+ is a great idea that is long overdue, especially for keeper leagues. Teams are late to identify their injured players as members of the IL, and when rosters expand in September, many teams won't even list players on IL because they simply don't need the roster spot (Baez/Theo, you're killing me!). I'd love to designate Baez to my "DTD spot" and add a healthy player but instead he's stuck on my bench (this is a keeper league- I'm not dropping Baez).
Brian Essen commented
I'm not sure that I totally agree with the willy-nilliness of this suggestion... But at the very least, this needs to be a feature that activates when MLB expands the rosters, when injured MLB players often AREN'T put on the DL/IL, even if they are done for the season.
And sure, I'm one of the unfortunate Yelich victims this season in a keeper league, but I wouldn't wish this **** on my biggest fantasy rival. It's not really fair to any fantasy manager trying to win a Yahoo fantasy baseball playoff, especially in keeper leagues, to be handcuffed by a technicality. If, in that time, you want to use it as the original poster suggested, that's fine... but at least give us the option to have some say in our fantasy player's status during the fantasy playoffs.
I also agree it should be an optional rule when setting up your League.
Kevin McDonald commented
If you are against this being a thing in your league, you still have the option of turning it off. Don't ruin it for the people that understand a 40 man roster is going to impact whether a team chooses to put a player on the DL or not - and in a keeper league this is a problem. If you don't want it in your league, fine - tell your commissioner to turn it off.
I should have added this is an issue for keepers leagues, as I generally only play keeper/dynasty leagues. Nobody in their right mind is going to drop Baez or Yelich in a keeper league. So then since MLB teams won't DL list players in September, it really puts fantasy managers in a bind at the most critical time during the fantasy playoffs.
I came here to post the very same thing about DTD injuries. We need IL+ slots (like Yahoo fantasy hockey) for DTD players. It stinks to get down to the fantasy playoffs and lose a Javy Baez or Christian Yelich for the year. MLB teams don't bother with DL listings once the rosters expand in September, at the most critical time of the season during fantasy playoffs. I have lost Baez and Yelich for the season/playoffs, and I can't even replace them. C'mon Yahoo!!
S-M L commented
I hear ya....but I disagree. DL (soon to be IL) slots should be reserved only for players on the actual IL. Can Yahoo get better at updating players more quickly from DTD to DL status ohhhh you betcha! But making DTD players eligible for a DL slot is a cop out in my opinion. It makes things too easy.
Gary Wayne commented
I like this idea.
THis has to be the DUMBEST request I have ever seen, let their incompetent programming team focus us relevant changes, having them waste time reading this retardation has to be stopped.
Idiot. DL is the DL for a reason.
"Restricting the DL to just players that are on the DL list in real life is silly. "
David Johnson commented
I can generally deal with DTDs, but game time decisions are always frustrating.
If a DTD doesn't start, then pinch hits with a K, it's a killer.
I note the DTDs and the game time cut off so I can check them later.
The worse scenario is when you have multiple DTDs. In that case, we should have a call up player allowed.
Yahoo is subpar due to their poor IR times. More owners keep moving to Fantrax.
A common example currently is Luis Severino and Clayton Kershaw. Both out for an undetermined amount of time, both with DTD, and both are not eligible to be on the DL (or IL when it is changed.)