I think the ESPN game is more fun to play, so I thought I would list the reasons I think it is best for the RCL. I realize Yahoo fans will consider some of the things I consider positives to be negatives. This is just my opinion. I also know that both games can be customized, but since we use mostly default settings in the RCL, that is what I am considering.
Pre Ranking: Many people don't bother to pre-rank before the draft, but I've found my drafts go much smoother when I have put in Grey's Top 300. It is time consuming in both formats, but I find ESPN's system much easier to use.
Limits: I like the fact ESPN doesn't limit ABs or IPs, because it suits the way I play. I know many feel this is unfair though.
Live updating of standings: Love to be able to see immediately if my good day has translated into a gain in the standings. I suppose people with lives aren't checking this all the time, though.
Front page: Not too important, but I like the placement of the League Manager's message, and the fact you can include pictures, or even videos.
Team page: Love the Rotoline, which shows your team's stats in each category, plus the numbers for the team right above you and right below you. When you mouseover those numbers, it shows which team you are chasing (or is chasing you).
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And, if you don't like this cluttering your page, it can be removed.
I also like how the roster opens to show the stats you were using last time you visited the page. For instance, I like to see the last 7 days, so that's what is always showing.
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Click the "Limits" tab and scroll down to your pitchers to see how many starts you have left to use.
The "Move" button makes for very easy lineup changes, and I love that the opposing pitcher is shown. When you click on a player's name, you get a popup with a lot of useful information, including left/right for both batters and pitchers, which I usually don't remember so always have to check for matchups.
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Clicking "More Stats" will bring up SLG, OBP, TB, and K.
The "Transaction" tab shows who has owned the player:
Added from Free Agency by The VinciblesAug 16, 5:56 AM
Dropped by The Scoobies!Jul 26, 1:24 PM
Added from Free Agency by The Scoobies!Jun 29, 7:56 AM
Dropped by The VinciblesJun 24, 2:11 PM
Added from Free Agency by The VinciblesJun 24, 1:06 PM
Dropped by The VinciblesJun 22, 6:55 PM
Added from Free Agency by The VinciblesJun 11, 7:39 PM
Dropped by The VinciblesApr 26, 4:30 AM
Added from Free Agency by The VinciblesApr 25, 6:01 AM
Dropped by The VinciblesApr 23, 4:01 PM
Added from Free Agency by The VinciblesApr 20, 8:19 AM
Dropped by Dukes of FlatbushApr 20, 6:03 AM
Added from Free Agency by Dukes of FlatbushApr 19, 12:35 PM
Active Stats: (Team Log in Yahoo) I like ESPN's added feature of weekly totals and the inclusion of the stats necessary for calculating ERA and WHIP in the pitcher stats, not just the final numbers. With walks and hits shown, for instance, I can figure out the WHIP for a selected group of pitchers.
For me, these features make the ESPN game more enjoyable.