http://fantasyhurler.com/articles/july- ... acker.html
It looks like Yahoo! will no longer treat its StatTracker service as a fantasy add-on or charge fantasy players extra to use it. Today, I received this email from Yahoo! concerning a 2009 Yahoo! Plus fantasy football league that I had already registered, paying the usual $125 fee:
Dear Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football customer:
This is a message to inform you that we are no longer charging a fee for StatTracker, our live scoring application for Fantasy Football. Our records indicate that you have already purchased a Plus League for the 2009 season.
Because of this change in programming, we are lowering the price of Plus Leagues to $29.95. As a courtesy, your account will be automatically refunded for the full amount of each league purchased at the original $124.99 price. You and your league's other managers may continue to access these Plus Leagues at no additional cost. There is no action required from you. Please allow 3-4 weeks for the refund to be processed.
Sweet! Not only has the price of Plus leagues been slashed, but, if I'm reading that correctly, my football league's status as a Plus league will be completely free of cost this season. One would presume that this will carry over into the 2010 fantasy baseball season, and that StatTracker -- which updates fantasy stats and league standings in real time -- will be free for all from here on out. No doubt, Yahoo!'s hand was somewhat forced by ESPN's increasingly robust no-charge fantasy service.