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Important Updates

11/19 gbacci Announcements 5 0
Hey everyone - some important announcements - one not-so-fun topic and another really exciting one:

1. I've posted an updated related to some ad work happening on the site. You can read it here, or check the video from this page: https://www.pennantchase.com/home/b..

2. Individual dWAR tracking is around the corner! I will probably release this as soon as tomorrow. I need to do some final testing tonight. Check out my video about this: https://youtu.be/NBvZZeCSgPA

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Awesome !

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What you are doing with the individual dwar, fantastic. Love how it will show in box score "robbed a hit".

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Thanks. Sounds like a nice upgrade!

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Great feature to add, incredible that you could figure out how to make it happen.

Slater will be over the moon for a week.

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Will be? He probably was already there before you said that! 不不不不不不不

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Only seven crying-laughing faces? That's what I call lazy.

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Thanks Guy for your continued hard work on this website. Having a family and a job sometimes doesn't even give time for PC alone, but then to be maintaining the website and making constant improvements as well, we all appreciate it.

This is just my two cents, and I know this is not the point of this post. However, I think it is really a shame that only 77 people donate to the site, when you consider that thousands of people enjoy this site daily, or at least regularly.

It's 20 bucks, come on man!!!

If you enjoy the site, donate. Two less trips to Starbucks a year ain't gonna kill ya...

(The opinions expressed in this post are solely those of the person expressing them.)

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I would donate if I could use. iTunes credit.

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Awesome update on the "hits saved" notation! It will help to educate the conversation about dW, which can only lead to a better decision.

And then it gets my mind racing about how this could lead to a compiled stat of "hits saved" for players, but the first step is an awesome one!

As for donors... There are so many things we do for enjoyment that cost more than $20... just in baseball, people go to baseball games, pay for MLB packages, buy baseball cards, or buy jerseys/memorabilia. $20 to this site is a great use of money, considering the hours of enjoyment derived from it... for a YEAR! I encourage others to join the club!

Especially if it removes ads from the site for donors. :)

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cool update with individual dwar stats in boxscore.i had a no hitter a few games ago and it would have been cool to see who made the big defensive plays to save it

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I know they are a neccessary evil, but that bottom-page infolinks ad is a royal pain in the keester!! How about a Hulu type setup - if you donate, you don't get adds?

- The Sheik

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Yes that infolinks ad is terrible! Pops up in front of what youre viewing somewhat often.

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11/21 gbacci Announcements 1 0
I know it sucks particularly for smaller screens/tablets... I have a pretty decent size screen so I'm not really bugged by it...

I am showing it a lot less for donors currently. And once I understand it's true value I might be able to throttle it even less for donors.

A few people have reached out to me about ad-free... the problem is donor rate is a dollar per week which doesn't do a heck of a lot to cover the costs... if I made that 2/per week it could be a lot more feasible. I think I can come up with something...

ANOTHER QUESTION:

How many people use the top nav bar, the area where you have "My League List", "Update Account", etc? What if that collapsed to a very thin line (with maybe just My Account and My League List)? That would save a lot of room at the top. (Does not apply to the mobile, but I assume the most annoyance is desktop/tablet).

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I would be willing, personally, to pay a flat $100 per year flat rate for ad-free.

- The Sheik

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Staking out the top of the screen for a no-scroll or drop-down ad would work better for me.

Perhaps the Main Links can be reconfigured a bit to add links to the main bar. The "Boards" link has eight separate links to more specific boards, but, personally, in two years, I've always only clicked on "Global Messages" since all posts go to the Global board.

Another suggestion would be, like baseball-reference does, slip ad lines in between stat lines. They are very unobtrusive, and will be on the screen as we spend long minutes noodling thru various players' stats.

Of course, more donors and/or Patreons would help.

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11/21 gbacci Announcements 1 0
Raging, I get all that, but there's a reason the advertisers have figured out where to place these and lock them in... and they require the overlay of content as well... they are sneaky like that... BBREF has some of these too, at least on Mobile, but BBREF also has immensely more traffic than PC and thus may not need the same type of ads.

On a typical news site (my god the Chicago Tribune is utterly brutal) I get ads thrown in my face on the regular. PC has been really tame over the years compared to most of what is out there.

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11/21 Llorac Announcements 0 0
I use the My League List almost as much at any link on the site. However I almost never use the rest. So I say go ahead and collapse it but leave the My League List easily available. Or, if I'm logged in make My league list the default landing page when I go to PennantChase.com, assuming that's even possible. :)

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Regarding individual dW...

I'm not seeing any advantage/detriment for a catcher's dWAR.

No one is accumulating hits saved... which, grated, isn't how catchers add value in MLB... but is the dWAR a factor in the Sim's pitching performance?

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I am also seeing VERY few hits allowed due to poor defense...

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11/25 gbacci Announcements 0 0
I will check the catcher issue, catcher should be a part of things...

Regarding the overall dwar impact, that can be discussed as we see the individual performances... I was seeing what I thought was a realistic number of times players allowed a hit (remember this is different than an error), but it's up for debate.

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I have plenty of negative dwar fielders allowing hits. Boy does that asterisk make me mad :)

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Well, catchers haven't ever been much of a factor here, other than catching K's and arm value.

Far as the lack of negative defense, Im going to venture its at least in part due to a 'survivor bias' if you will? Many of us have been utilizing dWAR since it's introduction here, many more have followed, some lean heavier than others. But maybe the "lack" is owners not playing as bad of fielders?

I'm seeing a bigger negative impact on 1B than I originally thought, but I have also noticed having even 2019 Roberto Perez on THIS club, hasnt netted him a positive or negative play thus far....

https://www.pennantchase.com/lgRost..

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11/25 Lester Announcements 0 0
I have plenty of negative dwar fielders allowing hits. Boy does that asterisk make me mad :)



What asterisk?

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In box scores. Check the bottom of a box score for explanation.

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It is now 78.

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https://www.pennantchase.com/lgBoxS..
A Negative DWar by Sammy Sosa resulting in a 2B - 1st extra base hit I got from Bad defense!