PPD games prove we need IL+ in Fantasy Baseball
If a player has Covid, they can be put on the IL. If the rest of the players on their team can't play because the game is PPD, there's nothing a manager can do. They have to suck it up and run with a shorthanded roster.
We're already seeing PPDs messing with opening week. Stars like deGrom, Alonso, Soto, Turner, and more are forced to sit on the bench through no fault of their own.
If baseball had IL+, a manager could slide the PPD players over and pick someone up until their main guys are ready to play again.
Please, Yahoo. You did it for hockey. Do it for baseball, too.
JJ Garcia commented
That might not be fair to your opponents in H2H daily leagues. PPD's are what they are and you just need to suck it up and manage with what you got when rain gets in the way. Btw, very often PPD's are made up with a double-header the very next day or later on in the season. That means you'll get to make up for it with extra starts from those PPD'd players the previous day. Giving you extra moves through that IL+ idea in baseball that you are suggesting, will be unfair to your opponents, unless they too had the same number of PPD's you had and got to also claim another player for each PPD. See what I mean? If they didn't have any PPD's, and hence didn't get to make any extra player claims to replace PPD's, they'll likely end up with less starts than you at the end of the week. In hockey perhaps that's not a problem but I wouldn't know coz I don't play the hockey game so don't know the ins n outs.
John B Seitz commented
How is PPD due to Covid any different than being PPD for rain, or any other reason. How is a player listed as DTD any different than any other day off given by the manager?
Rather than working on these irrelevant issues, Yahoo should focus on putting together a product that works the way it is supposed to work. The issues with the stat tracker this year are abysmal. I have been playing on this site for many years, but I will never play fantasy sports on Yahoo's site again. I suggest you deliver on the product you claim to offer, because people are abandoning their teams in record numbers.
I set up four teams this year. I doubt any one of the leagues I play in has had even half of it's managers look at their team in the last few weeks.
Dan Varady commented
This IL+ plus position is offered in other Yahoo sports but not in baseball. With all these players getting hurt on a daily basis and listed as DTD (day-to-day) a manager has very few options to put in a full lineup. These are players you don;t want to drop. Enjoy all Yahoo sports but this issue in baseball needs to be addressed immediately.
Mario Cupic commented
Please add IL+ ASAP.
This is just a GAME and don't need to be addicted 100% with what they said/think in MLB front offices. A lot of them probably don't play and care about this as we do. And we need IL+ spots.
Sam Sukolsky commented
Had the same question under a different post. Here's the response I got back from Yahoo:
This is Trevor from Buffalo. I understand you had a question about IL+. I can assist you with this.
IL+ has not been considered yet for MLB as usually when players are out in MLB, they are put on the 10 day IL.
Guess were not going to see IL+ in Yahoo baseball anytime soon.
Sam Sukolsky commented
Agreed. Had players already listed as DTD out over a week.
came here just to post this.... Yahoo have to be more consistent.
Mark Posner commented
Most things in life make no sense. This is NOT one of those things. IL+ in fantasy baseball is the only logical choice.
Joshua Thomson commented
Please add this. This Mets-Nats series has ruined my week without it.
matt scott commented