BOOM: A Free $250 Baseball Contest

You have the opportunity to (1) win cash, (2) by playing a free game, and (3) help support Bleacher Nation. Sweet, huh? Your attention is appreciated.

Bleacher Nation has been given the opportunity to host an exclusive,* one-day, FREE fantasy baseball contest through DraftStreet.com, this Friday, April 13.

The best part? The total payout for this free contest is $250 – and six people win cash. And, by participating, you’re supporting Bleacher Nation – which would be all kinds of awesome. Think of it this way: you get 365 days of free content from me, and in return, I ask only that you sign up for a free, cash-winning fantasy baseball contest. Sounds fair to me.

Ok. So what is the contest?

It’s a one-day fantasy baseball showdown (and I say showdown, because you better believe I’m playing, too) based on MLB games this Friday, April 13. I did a few of these last year, and it definitely makes that day of baseball all the more exciting. It’s not like a whole season of fantasy baseball, and you don’t even have to understand fantasy baseball to enjoy playing (for the record, I don’t play fantasy baseball).

Here’s how you play: First, sign up for free at DraftStreet. It’s easy. Then, from there, you fill your roster (C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3 OF, 2 U, 2 SP, RP, P) using a budget of $100k. Player salaries are set by DraftStreet based on fantasy production. So, for example, if you want to put Roy Halladay on the mound, it might cost you $16k, which means you’ll have to find some bargains to fill out the rest of your squad. The contest runs on Friday using Friday’s games.

Sign up now for free. Build a team (you can adjust your roster up until the 1:05pm ET (12:05 CT) game starts (Yankees/Angels)). Then check out the scoreboard when the games start on Friday, April 13, and watch your team win you cash. Or watch my team destroy yours. It’s that easy, and it is a lot fun.

The sooner you sign up, the more time you’ll have to tinker with your lineup, which is a big part of what makes this so much fun. Just putting it out there. So, you know, sign up today.

*Note, because of the exclusivity, only folks who sign up for Draftstreet via Bleacher Nation (either now, or last year) can participate in this particular contest. If you signed up for Draftstreet via another method (another site, for example), you can still participate in a free contest, it just won’t be this particular free one. You’ll see what I mean when you sign in. If you aren’t permitted into this contest and you think that’s an error (i.e., you DID originally sign up for Draftstreet via Bleacher Nation), just send me an email and we’ll get it straightened out (brett AT bleachernation DOT com).

Brett Taylor is the editor and lead writer at Bleacher Nation, and can also be found as Bleacher Nation on Twitter and on Facebook.

52 responses to “BOOM: A Free $250 Baseball Contest”

  1. Eric

    I missed how we are helping support BN?

  2. TWC

    Awesome.  I loved doing this last year.

    1. Spencer

      This was lots o fun

  3. MichiganGoat

    excellent I love draft street

  4. BD

    Can anybody help explain this, apparently I am missing something:

    Click the link, login to draft street, and get this message:

    “Sorry, this freeroll is exclusive to a DraftStreet partner site. You can enter a non-exclusive freeroll for April 13, 2012 by clicking here.”

  5. Irish cub

    What do I do the year I was born is not here??

  6. Irish cub

    Ok thx stinks being only 15 for some of these thing

    1. MaxM1908

      And, as Brett’s piece last week should have made clear: Enjoy your youth while you have it. It will be gone some day.

    2. King Jeff

      Sign up in your parents name. You could even get permission to make it legit, just do the picks for them, let them collect any winnings for you in their name.

  7. wernert

    Oh Bleacher Nation, I heart you many fluffy kittens in cat’s pajamas. OK, you get it.

  8. King Jeff

    I’m in. I never do well on the baseball, but I’ll try anyway. I actually made a little bit of cash playing the football version last year.

  9. Irish cub

    Idk highschool baseball is fun though!!!

  10. Luke

    “Due to pending legal action, blah blah blah, Maryland residents are not eligible to deposit or receive blah blah blah.”

    It looks like I shall have to participate vicariously through the rest of you.  Let me start by highly recommending you all select Aaron Miles.  Ten thousand Russian spammers can’t be wrong!

  11. coby

    Would it be a bad omen to select adam wainwright as a SP?

  12. Dustin

    Mine did the same thing as BD. I joined something that starts on the 13th and ends on the 13th lol.

  13. CubFanInNebraska

    No issues here, it worked fine. Thanks Brett!

  14. SirCub

    Just finished constructing my indomitable team. Come get some.

  15. JustSwain

    Found it:

    Daily
    Hitting
    1B 1 pt
    2B 2 pts
    3B 3 pts
    BB .75 pts
    HR 4 pts
    HP .75 pts
    R 1.5 pts
    RBI 1.5 pts
    SB 2 pts
    KO -.75 pt
    GDP -.75 pts
    CS -1 pt
    SAC .75 pts

    Pitching
    BBI -.25 pts
    HA -.25 pts
    HB -.25 pts
    ER -.75 pts
    IP .9 pts
    K .7 pts
    L -.75 pts
    S 3 pts
    W 1.5 pts
    CG 1 pt
    BS -.75 pts

    So it looks like really good Starters will get you good points, but don’t fill that slot with a mediocre one or he might actually cost points. A closer has a much lower max point potential, but less risk as well.

  16. Nick

    I’m in….gonna lose as I usually do in fantasy….lol

  17. Evolution

    I joined…and, because there’s money involved…I intend to be vicious and off-putting from now, until Friday midnight.

    Please pass along any personal information I can use to lower your self-esteem.

    For instance…I once wet my pants in State College, PA.

    If I weren’t committed to being a complete dick, I would indicate that your assistance is appreciated.

  18. Alex

    Not allowed in Iowa either!

  19. Spencer

    Not at all confident in my ability to do stuff like this, but my entry is made nonetheless.

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    I get into the Draft Lobby, but the league is nowhere to be found!

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  24. Joy

    I love Draftstreet. Glad BN is getting on board. I never come close to winning but it’s fun.

  25. Eric

    Add Arizona to the list of those who cannot compete.