OK. Here is the deal.
I know that many of you love yourselves some fantasy baseball. I myself have been known to dabble in the occasional fantasy baseball league.
All that said, SBNation has got us a partnership with CBSSports.com and their CBSSports.com Commissioner League. I am told that it is very powerful. It's won 8 out of 9 Fantasy Sports Trade Association Awards for "Best Fantasy Baseball Commissioner League Management Product".
In short it is the shiz.
If you run a league already and you haven't signed up for anything yet, you can get 50% off the CBSSports.com Commissioner League.
I should also note the features:
- Customize entire league the way you want...rules, scores, teams + more
- LIVE scoring & stats so you can follow along as your teams rack up points
- Keeper league capability to carry on the tradition for many seasons to come
- Expert analysis provides up-to-date information on all players & teams
- Live chat/league messenger to trash talk with your competition
- 14-Day Free Trial included
OK. Now the really good stuff. As part of our partnership with CBSSports.com, we get our own 12 team league! Huzzah!
If you're not interested in being a part of the official league, you can safely ignore the jump. Otherwise, jump away, bitches!
So I checked on Twitter and we have a bunch of people who are already interested in participating in the league. JBox and I have graciously decided to leave our spots open for Gaslamp Ballers who want to play. We will likely adopt our own pet teams though and hound them mercilessly if they show anything less than what our highest expectations would dictate.
For the rest of you, we need to decide on who is going to play.
I've sort of decided in my head that since the CBSSports.com league is so customizable, we would forgo the normal stats and instead do a combination of absolutely ridiculous stats and stats that are very much representative of the kind of game our friends Hoyer and Depodesta are playing.
So in other words, a CONTEST!
If you want to play, add a comment to this thread that says something like, "I want to play" in the subject line and then add a stat that you think we should use for scoring.
Here's the trick though. CBSSports.com lets us make up our own stats using a custom stat formula builder. If you have a stat that you really like, just make it up. For example, I have a stat in my head I like to call the Adrian Gonzalez that looks like HR + doubles + Intentional Walks - triples - steals. You may have your own stat in your mind.
At the same time, if there's a stat that can be calculated that you think would make you the next Bill James, then I'm curious as to what that stat would be, Wonko.
Once we get entries, people are free to vote for their favorites, but jbox and I will probably make final call as far as the 12 goes. If you still want more action, you are more than free to take advantage of the 50% off coupon.
Also, people are more than welcome to team up and submit their entries in teams of 2 or more. In fact, part of our consideration will be whether or not we think you'll be able to keep up with the league through thick and thin and if you have a friend playing with you, you're probably more likely to stick around.
Confused? Good! Have at it!