There’s just one day left to join in on Opening Day’s fun.
Thanks to Draftstreet, we get to do a free, one-day fantasy baseball contest tomorrow, based on Monday’s games. By performing the simple task of signing up, you (1) give yourself a chance to win part of the $500 prize pool, (2) guarantee that you’ll have some fun on Opening Day, and (3) support your friendly neighborhood hang-out, Bleacher Nation. These promotions help keep BN free for you to read and use, so your participation is appreciated.
I just finalized (barring a last minute change of heart or injury report) my rosters for tomorrow. I picked a group I was very satisfied with for the $20,000 contest, and then I think I may have committed a cardinal sin: I was about $4,000 under the cap, so I “upgraded” a couple positions to feel like I was maximizing my salary. If Neil Walker kills the Cubs tomorrow, as he so frequently has, I’m going to be royally pissed at myself.
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The contest is pretty simple: you pick a roster of players based on Monday’s games with a salary cap of $100,000 (each player has a salary, and you can add up to a maximum of $100,000). They score you points on Monday, and you see how well you did. The winner takes home a $109 prize, and the next 49 people win something, too. The full contest details are here.
So, to recap: sign up for the contest now. Build your roster. Tweak your roster throughout the weekend as you see fit. Have some fun on Monday when the games are played. Win some money. For free. You’re welcome.
And if you want a crack at the MUCH larger $20,000 prize pool, you can sign up for the paid Opening Day contest (costs just $11). That one comes with a $3,000 prize to the winner, and space is limited (to increase the chances that those playing win something).
*Note: residents of some States are not eligible to play, so if you’re blocked out for that reason, my most humble apologies.