Rosters/Lineups - Increase maximum number of roster slots.
This change would increase the maximum number of roster slots your league can have (not including IR slots). Currently the maximum is 30 roster slots.
Mike Ojima commented
For dynasty leagues - my league has a 40 man roster and 25 players are on the yahoo website and are scored like a traditional league. The other 15 players are in "minor league" and are owned by the manager but not scored. Is there a way yahoo can give us a minor league option to place and designate these players as owned by a individual manager. It would be awesome if we would be able to move players up and down without waivers. Love yahoo fantasy website and trying to help move it towards helping dynasty leagues. The NA option was a good start keep up the good work!
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.
Vegas GM 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!
DUKE DUKE commented
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.
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.
JT Mispagel commented
just like real teams. (the maximum is currently 30.)
Thomas Ritter commented
If you don't like the settings in public/standard leagues, then simply create a private league with your desired settings!
Dustyn Darco commented
Then start or join a custom league. I have 27 roster slots. 19 position/8 bench.
Rob Davis commented
Yahoo should expand standard team rosters to 25 players like MLB. 23 slots makes no sense