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If you haven’t already, there’s still plenty of time to join the one-day, free fantasy baseball contest, which will be based on Friday’s games. The contest has cash prizes totaling $300, and signing up helps support Bleacher Nation – so, like, do it.

The full contest details are here. The gist is this: you go to Draftstreet, you sign up, you pick a roster of players from Friday’s games (they come in tiers – it’s super easy), and you watch your guys rack up points for you on Friday. The top scoring teams will win some cash (a share of $300). I can only assume mine will be one of the top teams, so you’re going to have to work hard to beat me. Just sayin’.

It’s truly a lot of fun, it’s free, and it’s easy. Sign up now.

I was back into the top third last time, so I’m pretty confident I will beat you all this time.

  • MightyBear

    Brett I hope you are mentally prepared for the 30 hour blogathon. Kevin Towers GM of Arizona said the 48 hours leading up to the trade deadline is going to be a “lightening round”.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Luke

      We should be hearing something a little more concrete on the Dempster trade soon. If he is going to be traded before his next start, then something should happen very, very soon.

      And that will probably kick start the Garza rumors.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      I can do it!

  • Cyranojoe

    I’m all signed up for the game! Tell you what, Brett, I’ll let you take first place this time. I’ll only come in second, that’s fine. ;-) Such beneficent generosity!

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Ooh, beneficent!

      • Cyranojoe

        I hoped you’d like that one. :)

  • cubs217

    I got my line-up set, and I dont think I am being overly confident when I say “its a sure-fire winner.” I can’t wait to have a little extra spending money, which I will likely blow on $7 beers at a game.

  • MightyBear

    I wonder if the Cubs are waiting for the Competitive Balance lottery to end before they make a trade? Some of those teams are in it and part of a Dempster package could be extra draft choices next year. Thoughts?

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Conceivable. I’m trying to find out the details on traded picks right now – I remember reading that, picks that are traded, are worth only 50% of their slot value to the receiving team. Can’t find it, but I know I read it. If true, the picks aren’t all that valuable in trade.

      • MightyBear

        Interesting. Thanks Brett. You the man.

      • http://www.bleachernation.com Luke

        I remember reading that as well. I’m not sure if that 50% slot automatically goes along for the ride, though. It may be possible that a team could trade away the pick and only 20% of the slot number for it. That seemed a little ambiguous when the CBA was announced.

        I think those picks could still be valuable, particularly for a team (like the Cubs) who are likely to have a very high pick. That sets up the Cubs pulling a 2012 Houston in the 2013 draft. It would be better if the full slot came along, though, no doubt about that.

        • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

          If the pick is only worth 50%, the Houston scenario doesn’t really work – you’d have to pick a 3rd round talent with the pick just to get him to sign in the first place.

          • MightyBear

            And convince the kid he’s a third round pick that you took in the first round. That won’t fly if Boras is his agent.

          • http://www.bleachernation.com Luke

            Correa signed for $4.8 million, $2.4 million under slot. The compensation round picks should have a slot number (based on 2012 figures) of around $1.5 million.

            If the Cubs only received half of that amount ($750,000), they would still be able to take a guy at slot (or even over slot) and absorb the extra in the $2.4 million (or whatever that number may be) made available by the underslot signing early in the first.

            That’s what I meant by the Houston scenario.

            • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

              I know what you meant. I’m saying that scenario isn’t really enhanced by picking up a 50% slot guy in the comp round. It is, at best, neutral, and, at worst, actually makes things harder.

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