BOOM: A Free $300 Baseball Contest

You once again 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, this Friday, May 11. We had a blast last time, and, if you missed out, here’s your chance to get in on the action.

The best part? The total payout for this free contest is $300 – and seven 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, May 11. We did one of these last month, 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 7:05pm ET (6:05 CT) games start). Then check out the scoreboard when the games start on Friday, May 11, 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.

17 responses to “BOOM: A Free $300 Baseball Contest”

  1. Paul

    Can you tell me a way to get around “websense” so I can do this at work?

    1. Chris S

      Short of getting someone in IT to white-list it for you, you’re SOL.. Take a sick day!

    2. Borocks

      Go to the bath room and use your smart phone.  I don’t know just a thought..

      1. Joe

        This and asking somebody at IT to do it for you on the down-low. Or take a laptop to the coffeeshop and use their wifi instead.

    3. Adam

      send yourself a email with that link and it might work. it does where i work for fantasy football

  2. wernert

    I have been absolutely pasted the two times I have done this and can’t wait to do it again. (I’m gonna concentrate on good players this time.) (I will get it handed it me again I am sure.)

  3. ISU Birds

    Got my team selected with 87 dollars to spare.

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  5. CastrotoBarneytoLaHair

    Glad this is going on again. I was tempted last time to sign up for another league after the last one…Hope it helps the site, Brett.

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  11. Eric

    Why cant you use a site that EVERYONE is able to use to compete with?