I Just Set My Roster for Friday’s Fantasy Contest, and I Had to Give Starlin Castro the Boot

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Reminder: 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, and signing up helps support Bleacher Nation – so, like, do it.

I just set my roster post-game this evening, and I decided I couldn’t go with Starlin Castro. You may have noticed that Castro is the only Cub available in this particular contest (it’s tiers of players, and you choose one player from each tier), so I’d originally picked him because, like, of course. But I just re-configured, and gave Castro the boot in favor of Giancarlo Stanton. That’s not because I’ve got a beef with Castro or think he won’t perform. I just figure everyone is going to pick him. And I also figure that Stanton is due for a breakout, and he’s facing Scott Feldman, so …

Now everyone will pick Stanton …

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, and you watch your guys rack up points for you on Friday. The top scoring team wins $100, and the next 14 teams win cash, in declining order of awesomeness.

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

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

45 responses to “I Just Set My Roster for Friday’s Fantasy Contest, and I Had to Give Starlin Castro the Boot”

  1. DarthHater

    Traitor. ;-)

  2. Andrewmoore4isu

    The oppressive government in Iowa won’t allow me to play

    1. DarthHater

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      1. DarthHater

        Yes, it’s true, I have an image for every occasion. :-P

        1. JulioZuleta
          1. JulioZuleta

            Ughh..I’m a rookie. Nevermind.

            1. DarthHater

              You must embrace the Dark Side, my young apprentice.

              1. Jp3

                Yeah that’s what happens to me every time I try to post a pic… I failed a min ago with a mike Gundy, I’m forty meme…

                1. DarthHater

                  Gotta make sure you use the url for the image and not for a web page where the image is located. And don’t pick an image that is too large or it won’t fit.

                  1. hansman1982

                    Typically, I do a Google search, flip to images, click on the image I want (generally in the 2-300 pixel size) and the select “website for this image”.

                    It gives me the image true size and a copy and pastable link.

                    1. jt
                  2. Jp3

                    I’m learning the dark side already I feel it taking over…

                    1. Jp3

                      lightbox

                    2. Cubbie Blues

                      Swing and a miss.

                    3. Jp3

                      Thanks darth, I’m still learning the dark side. Like my wife says about her boyfriend, I guess it didn’t fit.

                    4. TWC

                      Do, or do not. There is no try.

                    5. DarthHater

                      Right click on the image you want and select “Copy image URL” then paste that url into the “add images” box here at BN. Voila.

                    6. hansman1982

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                    7. Jp3

                      I’m trying this from my iPhone. I can do it on my mac but it doesn’t work on the iPhone for some reason. My guess it operator error6281088256

                    8. DarthHater

                      “Do, or do not. There is no try.”
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                  3. jt
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            2. JulioZuleta

              Darth teaching a lecture on converting pictures to BN posts (please work)

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              1. JulioZuleta

                I give up

                1. hansman1982

                  too big…select something less than 500×500 pixels.

                2. DarthHater

                  Giant widescreen shots are never gonna fit

                3. JulioZuleta

                  url?sa=i&rct=j&q=darth+vader+reading&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=tvSFcrNlp6gmSM&tbnid=0SiFYTUIBKVk5M:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fstevegoble.blogspot.com%2F2012%2F04%2Ftodays-celebrity-bible-reader-is-darth.html&ei=qZd4Ua7-JZHNqAHD1oHABg&bvm=bv.45645796,d.aWM&psig=AFQjCNHQs5t8ekeCwMEcO5mO3ytCGLf2ZQ&ust=1366944006636178

              2. jt

                images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS_-tiiiiFONlSZlWFjoo5pngUTo4Bl_CXpfpg8eZfuhc-w_t0_kw

          2. hansman1982

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            1. hansman1982

              what in the hell is wrong with that pic

            2. hansman1982

              here’s a nerdier one:

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              1. DarthHater

                ++

              2. Jp3

                6281088256

                1. Jp3

                  I’ve had enough fail tonight, I’m full…

  3. King Jeff

    I picked Castro, just so I could possibly gloat about it later.

  4. DarthHater

    Well, guys, believe it or not, I just finished writing the brief that has kept me here at the office round the clock for the last week. I’m now going home and to bed. May the Dark Side be with you.

    1. Jp3

      grumpy-cat-darth-vader.jpg

    2. MichiganGoat

      Did you mail the brief via certified mail? Does your mom have a copy? Is it 22 pages with a DVD? If not you FAIL.

      1. Blublud

        There is no way Darth could ever live up to the standards of the full Monty.

  5. Jp3

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  6. Will

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS873u9Rg3YAEj6afwjVdl2zcf1c7cdl1Peee5bR3FyLi1kwfNUNg

  7. Dude

    Finally joined after all this time. A little upset that I can’t add Carlos Marmol to my team.

  8. Sarah

    And another…

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