Playoffs - Odd number of teams and more Bye week options
This playoff format would allow for an odd number of teams in the playoffs and other options for Bye weeks in the first week of playoffs. Currently, this is not an option for playoff formats.
Peter Grella commented
Keep up the momentum!! 2 week playoff rounds need to happen!!
Bradley Reams commented
YES for earlier playoffs & 2 week championship option
Steve Block commented
please add 2 week playoff matchup option, as well as allow commish to edit playoff seeding. would love to have 2 seperate divisions(AL and NL), top 4 from each get in, winner from each playoff bracket meets in a world series.
Eric Harmon commented
Please add 2 week playoff matchups.
Ravi Sohal commented
I agree that in a random sport like baseball which requires larger sample sizes, there should be a way to customize all playoff matchups to 2 weeks.
I also would love to see a way to start the playoffs earlier and have the championship week start in early September rather than go to the end of the season and have a situation where good players are being rested during championship matchups.
Dan Chimes commented
Please add 2 week matchups for playoffs.
Ray Williams commented
How bout a more flexible schedule.... Week long match ups is Football, not baseball. Match-up option should include, everyday option and split the week up to match series of MLB.
Seth Eric Cohen commented
"Gathering Feedback" = Too Lazy To Care
Maybe by the spring of 2021 they will pull the trigger on this.
How long do they plan on gathering feedback for?
Yahoo, your lame.
I mean what is the bfd? Its just code? Change it!
Your playoff set up has sucked ever since you took away the 2 week championship.
I think there used to be an option to do 2 week playoffs about 8-10 year ago? Am I thinking of another site? In any case, it needs to be done!
Agree. Agree. Agree. More flexibility!
I like the consolation bracket, but why can't that be an option to turn on and off?
I would really like to see the option to make all playoff matchups 2 weeks. I think that this would result in a more fair playoff matchup result. At the very least, the championship should be 2 weeks. It always used to be.
The past 4 seasons, I've pain-stakingly done my league's entire playoffs manually through a spreadsheet. Please end this month of work for me and improve your game all at once.
But mostly for me.
Steve Huslig commented
No, the 2 categories were split, they are not thrown out. Each team gets 1/2 a point per category if they are tied, so in affect, you won 6-4.
David Hewitt commented
Update. After I tied the higher-seed team in the semi-finals, he went on to win the League Championship. The Consolation Game for 3rd Place, I tied the team who finished 1st Place during the regular season. I won 5 stand-alone categories, my opponent won 3 stand-alone categories, but we tied in ERA and Saves. I held my breath overnight to see how this was going to turn out and to my amazement, I won 3rd Place, 5 to 3. The two category ties must have been thrown out??! Maybe this should be the new playoff rules, if during a playoff game their is a tie, throw the tie category(ies) out and give the win to the most deserving team, not the higher seed!!
There is the 6 x 6 option where the top 6 teams play for the championship and the bottom 6 play in the consolation bracket.
Mikey Dubs commented
Our league determines draft order for the following season based on the results of regular season and playoff outcomes. Our 11 year old league recently expanded from 10 to 12 teams.
As a way to prevent late season tanking by the lower seeded teams trying to get the first pick in the draft, we had decided to use the consolation bracket in our 10 team league to let the bottom 4 teams battle it out to determine the draft order, rather than use regular season standings.
When we switched to a 12 team league this year, we were shocked to learn that the consolation bracket teams had changed from the bottom 4 teams to the 4 teams that lost in the championship bracket.
My suggestion is that Yahoo allow commissioners the option to choose the rules of the consolation bracket, so that we can continue to use the 4 bottom teams in a consolation bracket rather than the default of having the 4 losing teams in an 8 man playoff go to a consolation bracket after losing.
If this game had been a regular season game, the score would have been 5-5 and a tie, not 5-4-1. The same tiebreaker is used during the season to determine the winner of WHIP and ERA if needed.
Since the game happened in the playoffs, there cannot be a tie. Hot Tomales won because they were the higher seed.