(ed. note - "Today's Gamethread: Click HERE. If you aren't interested in Fantasy Baseball, please skip this post, which contains information about an offer the SB Nation's Baseball sites were presented with earlier this week...")
• I believe Federal Baseball.com's John Quinn has recruited 12 teams for our CBSSports.com Fantasy Baseball Commissioner League this year, which will start its Inaugural Season when Major League Baseball's twenty-ten campaign begins in two weeks, but there is still time for discussion about the rules and settings, (Mr. Quinn has a Commissioner's Note after The JUMP addressing this...), so feel free to continue that discussion in the Comments section below. In the next few weeks there will be other posts up here leading up to the Draft.
• Just a reminder, if you aren't playing in the Federal Baseball Fantasy League, but want to set up a league of your own thanks to the deal between the SB Nation and CBSSports, readers are being offered a discounted league rate ($90 versus the $180 regular price, which is less than $10 per team in a 12-team league), just click HERE when you sign up for your own CBSSports.com Fantasy Baseball Commissioner League and you'll get the discounted rate.
• You can read the original post about the CBSSports.com Fantasy Baseball Commissioner League below:
• CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Commissioner League: Federal Baseball Fantasty League.
• More info on the SB Nation/CBS Sports.com Discount Offer after the JUMP:
• CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Commissioner League:
Commissioner Quinn: Federal Baseball fantasy draft countdown: 15 days!
The draft will be held on March 31 at 8 PM, EDT, and will last 29 rounds (yep, we're gonna get alllll the way to the bottom). The league is a standard 5x5 (batting stats are average, HR, runs, RBI and stolen bases, pitching stats are ERA, strikeouts, saves, wins and WHIP) and players are allowed a total of 29 players.
Position setup is two catchers, one at every infield position plus one at 1B/3B and one at 2B/SS, five outfielders, one utility and nine pitchers with six on the bench. We didn't want to get too crazy with the rules this year, being the first Federal Baseball fantasy baseball league, so this is pretty standard, but things may be different next year.
We're still looking for two more players, so if you're interested, comment below with your email address and we'll get you added! Where will the Nats' starting pitchers go in the draft? Will Stephen Strasburg or Drew Storen be drafted? What about taking a risk on Chien-Ming Wang? Who will be the first Nat to go?
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We can't all draft Strasburg, but we'll see who takes him first and see if they have the patience to hold him on their bench...
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