Dynasty/Keepers - Leave league open to allow trading, adds, and drops during the offseason.
This would allow managers to make all league transactions within the platform, including adds, drops, and trades, throughout the year.
Bardier DJ commented
It should at least be open by January 2nd, that certainly doesn’t seem unrealistic
Travis Curran commented
I’m entering the 17th season as a commissioner of a great dynasty league. We have stayed on Yahoo because people are familiar with the user-friendly interface, and because all our league history is there. I think we’d really benefit from a few keeper/dynasty related improvements!
1. Option for expanded roster sizes, and expanded number of NA spots. We have 17-man farms and can’t show everyone via Yahoo, so we have an outside spreadsheet tracking our rosters. It would be helpful as well to have the option for more than 30 roster spots.
2. Multiple team trade options through Yahoo. We have many 3-team trades, but we have to manually process them at the moment.
3. Keeping the app live during the offseason for trades in dynasty and keeper leagues.
4. The more stats the better! And not just player stats, but fun things to drive interest like career records against other managers, years since a playoff birth, rankings of farm systems, etc.
5. Enhance the league record book! Those are always fun to look at, though the numbers can get a little wonky and inaccurate at times. Expanding beyond the scoring categories and adding things like most trades, most transactions, etc. would be fun too.
Many of these are already mentioned in the polls, and I think they would go a long way for dynasty and keeper managers - thank you!
Pete Richard commented
This would be a great idea since Yahoo doesn't offer anything new year-to-year in H2H football, baseball, basketball and hockey... it would be great for commissioners too
Matt Wells commented
Commish of a 16-team keeper league. A few members in the league LOVE to trade, which Yahoo disallows the day following the regular season (I think?). I would love to have the ability to move players around at least until Yahoo shuts the game down for good over the winter. I now have to manually enter the trades into a Google Sheet and move the players around when the game opens back up in February.
You have the league accessible for a month, but commissioners can't do ANYTHING to help keep the league going. If that's the case, why not just shut it down in October? I'm not asking for year-round access, but another month wouldn't hurt.
Gary Kirby commented
CBS & Frantrax have a minor keeper system
Peter Franks commented
in our dynasty league we reduce our rosters the last day of the regular season to 26 but as Yahoo has it now with transactions ending the last day of the year it is impossible to accomplish this and not upsetting the active rosters for the last day of the season.
Green Raven commented
100% Plus keep NA slots open when spring rolls around at very least. They disappear every spring before the draft. Messes up all dynasty leagues every year. We have to save them (prospects) on spreadsheets and do a manually draft because of this stupid problem that Yahoo "promised" to fix like a decade ago.
Scott Frizzell commented
Why stop at the N/A slots and leave an imperfect system for years? Been waiting for several years now for minor leagues being added. In my dynasty league we have 6 minor league slots that can be kept as keepers and you aren't forced to call them up the instant they get called up. Yahoo not having this available is the only reason we haven't switched our league over to using yahoo.
joseph beland commented
Totally agree. This is important for all non re-draft leagues. Other platforms have access year-round, Yahoo should as well
Andre Bruno commented
Implement year-round MiLB roster management for Dynasty leagues on the premium fantasy service. We have had to move all our Dynasty leagues to Fantrax because the current keeper system is inadequate at best.
Jason Sax commented
It would be great if you could customize this. Like, in our league, we don't want to allow pickups, but being able to trade viable keepers (if your team has an excess) for other keepers or draft picks would be a nice feature.
Greg Henderson commented
Yes this would be great - many offseason deals made that have to be tracked offline and communicated to other poolies.
we need yahoo baseball available all year round...or you risk losing many of the experienced players who bring many new players, to fantrax, CBS etc. Get on this...should have been done YEARS AGO! you could even add ALL the dynasty and keeper options other sites have but charge $10 instead of $120 like CBS!
This request should be Yahoo's top priority! Allow offseason player trading and draft pick trading, so us Commissioners don't have to manually do it every spring. ( my dynasty league has 20 teams 25 man rosters and about 30 offseason trades every winter)
agreed! and keep the site up year-round for offseason trading of players and draft picks!
I have had a dynasty league on Yahoo now for over 10 years, and what lacks the most in Yahoo that is pushing me to other hosts is the offseason. You shut the site down for the offseason so all player trades, and draft pick trades has to be done manually by me every spring. Why not just keep the site up so we can all use it year round.
Seth Eric Cohen commented
Agreed 1000 percent. My league has winter meeting votes on rules and rookie applications. Keeping league home page and message board open year round would be extremely nice.
Mike Robins commented
Allow trades in fantasy baseball keeper leagues pre-draft. Pretty simple, allow trades of players and picks before the draft, right up until the keeper declaration deadline. Most leagues allow for this anyways, but it is difficult to see the picks unless you go to draft results, and the commish has to do all the work themselves to make it happen, leading to frustrations and errors.
Bryant Thomas commented
If leagues were available on yahoo all year it would be much easier to keep records of all trades. It would allow everyone in that league to view the league and updates on players at any time they wanted.
B Anhouse commented
Please allow us to maintain and manage our teams for a full year. Just because the season is over, doesn't mean we don't make offseason trades and your current platform of making commissioners drag and drop keepers, and moving draft picks around using a drop down menu can cause a lot of errors. Allow teams to trade players and draft picks in the offseason. All sports