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Looking to join a new fantasy baseball league with other Cubs fans? Looking to test your mettle against the best? Looking to kick my ass in something?

BN reader Marc approached me about setting up a fantasy baseball league for us this year, and as a long-time fantasy football player – but fantasy baseball virgin – I figured what better way to start than in a league of BN’ers? Marc was generous enough to take care of the details and set up the league. There will be no money involved, but in my role as an esteemed blogger, I’ve picked up some cool Cubs swag over the years (books, an Unholy Cows shirt, an opportunity to post your victory dance on BN) that I can offer up as prizes.

Information is as follows, and space is limited – so sign up quickly if you want a spot. The draft is currently/tentatively scheduled for March 5 at 4pm CST, but that can be changed as necessary. If you have questions, Marc’s the guy to contact: marc DOT hampton AT

UPDATE: the league is filling up much more quickly than I’d anticipated (we’re already at 12). There are only 8 spots left (as of 2pm CST on February 9), so get in now if you’re interested.

UPDATE II: Wow, so the 20-team league just filled up in under 2 hours. I had no idea it would fill up that quickly (you are all clearly very aggressive, which portends doom for me in this league). If there are more of you that would like to participate but were closed out, post in the comments – if there is enough interest (and someone to administer it), maybe we can do additional league(s).

League ID#: 4648

League Name: Bleacher Nation

Password: (to avoid spammers, figure it out: the password is the last name of the great Cubs 3B who SHOULD be in the Hall of Fame, but is not; all lowercase)

Custom League URL:

Season Type: Full

Draft Type: Live Standard Draft

Draft Time: Sat Mar 5 2:00pm PST [ Add to My Calendar ]

Max Teams: 20

Scoring Type: Head-to-Head – One Win

Player Universe: All baseball

New Players Become Available: As soon as Yahoo! adds them View List of Forced Players

Max Moves: No maximum

Max Trades: No maximum

Trade Reject Time: 2

Trade End Date: August 14, 2011

Allow Draft Pick Trades: Yes

Waiver Time: 1 day

Waiver Type: Continual rolling list

Can’t Cut List Provider: Yahoo! Sports

Trade Review: League Votes

Post Draft Players: Free Agents

Max Acquisitions per Week: No maximum

Min Innings Pitched: 10

Weekly Deadline: Weekly on Monday

Start Scoring on: Week 1

Playoffs: Week 23, 24 and 25 (6 teams) Note: Week 25 runs 10 days from Sep 19 to Sep 28

Divisions: Yes (2 divisions)

Playoff Seeding Options: Division winners advance but seeded by overall standings

Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, Util, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL

Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG)

Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP)


Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.