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FishFanInPA

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To our Fantasy Players,

The problems that you have experienced with ESPN Fantasy Baseball to begin this season have been unacceptable, and we are genuinely sorry.

Fixing these problems and restoring your ability to play fantasy baseball, as well as illustrating our appreciation of you - our players - is our responsibility. We will take important steps in the next 24 hours to meet that responsibility.

We have explored and tested every possible solution and it is clear that the nature of the issues leave us with a single, necessary action to get the game back on track and ensure the integrity of the season.

Late on Wednesday night the ESPN Fantasy team will:
1) Revert all teams to their opening day rosters (Sunday, April 1).
2) Set the starting lineup of each team's opening day roster as the active roster for all games played to date (April 1 - April 11).
3) Retroactively apply scoring for the entire season to date based on that roster.
4) Void all transactions to date (trades, waiver pickups, roster moves, etc.).

Following these changes, all players not on a roster will be placed on waivers for 24 hours, and the waiver order for each league will be restored to where it was on Opening Day.

Through extensive testing, this solution - while extreme - has repeatedly shown to restore the game to full and normal operation.

We are sorry to have to make such an aggressive change, and fully recognize the impact this will have. This action was our only option because of the nature of the issues and their potential to compound if not addressed on a fundamental level. Ensuring the integrity of the season ahead for ALL players is tremendously important to us and this solution ensures that all players will be treated equally.

We anticipate that by Thursday morning when you log in, the game will be operating as it should. We will provide another update to you on Thursday morning.

For those with customized leagues, your League Manager will be able adjust current rosters as they see fit.

This should not have happened and there is no excuse. We will work hard to regain your confidence in our games, and in appreciation for the patience you've already shown we are giving you:

* Free ESPN Fantasy Insider, for the entire baseball season. By Friday, you each will have complete access to all of our most in-depth, award-winning fantasy sports content through September. (Current ESPN Insider subscribers will have six months added to their subscription at no charge)
* A full refund for the cost of the 2007 season to any player that has paid for a premium ESPN Fantasy Baseball league.

We also know that many of you play other ESPN Fantasy Games, and are giving you a premium, prize-eligible ESPN Fantasy Football league this fall, at no charge. We hope you'll give us the opportunity to serve you.

Like you, we are also fantasy baseball players at ESPN, and this has been a truly humbling week. Thank you for hanging in there with us while we addressed these issues.

You - the player - are our priority. We will continue to work day and night to deliver the game experience you deserve.

Sincerely,
John Kosner, senior vice president, ESPN.com & the entire ESPN.com Fantasy Team
 

MrAndMrsFish

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damn so all the good moves i made in FA are going away....DAMN ESPN!!!
 

Mabdul Doobakus

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Same thing happened in football two years ago. They sent out a letter and everything, but they didn't offer refunds or anything at all. I'm glad to see they learned from that mistake, but they still suck.
 

FishFanInPA

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I hope when i log in friday, i do actually get Insider....
 

MikeLowell25

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Late on Wednesday night the ESPN Fantasy team will:
1) Revert all teams to their opening day rosters (Sunday, April 1).
2) Set the starting lineup of each team's opening day roster as the active roster for all games played to date (April 1 - April 11).
3) Retroactively apply scoring for the entire season to date based on that roster.
4) Void all transactions to date (trades, waiver pickups, roster moves, etc.).
Hows this going to work for starters? And players who are off, switching out your bench players, I assume whatever you ended up with for opening day is just your lineup period, no changing in starters and bench players even if they were projected to pitch? Good news on losing added players, I added Jorge Julio, but I'm losing Aubrey Huff .. ah well
 

MikeLowell25

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Apparently its all done, the junk they did however .... you still cannot access 'my team' nor the players link (atleast in my league)
 

MrAndMrsFish

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i was able to log on with no issues this morning
 

MikeLowell25

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It allowed me to get into my team now, it was saying error earlier when I clicked 'my team' and page not found for players.
sucks they didn't change in projected starters though, lost all my stats for Verlander, and Arroyo (and thankfully Zito)
 

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i actually managed my team well i was in first place before they reverted back to opening day drafted rosters now i am currently in 8th place , thank you espn!!
 

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