Saturday, May 9, 2009
It's our fist ever contest here on Marlins Die-Hards and it's so good that we couldn't even come up with it. The fellows over at Rays Index created a Trade Pool (loosely related the The Dead Pool). I'm actually annoyed we Marlins fans didn't think of this first. It seems much better suited for us since we have been in this business longer and have had more fire sales. Anyway, we'll just play copycat and give them full credit for the idea.
All Marlins/South Florida sports bloggers are invited to participate. I'm emailing the sites that list a contact address, but those of you who don't have one (I'm looking at you, Fish Chunks), please leave a comment on this entry with your picks or your email address so we can get in contact.
- Each competitor will pick five Marlins (all players in organization are eligible, including minor-leaguers) who they feel will be traded before the July 31st deadline.
- The competitor will rank those five players, one to five, in order of most likely to least likely to get traded.
- Points will be awarded based on where the player is in each competitor's list. Number one selections will get five points, number twos get four and so on down to number five selections receiving one point.
- Whoever has the most points wins.
Times are tough and the prize is minimal.
We'd also like to invite any readers to submit their lists and see if they can do better than us (hint: you probably will). We can't promise you the beer, but the best reader will win a special post written by yours truly about how awesome you are, which will include link-love to your blog or Twitter account or whatever you want really.
So there it is, please have at it. I've already spent a good 30 minutes debating which players are likely trade bait. Note to the blogger participants, I'd like to have the finalized lists on Monday so we can publish each of our picks. I welcome you to also do a write-up on your site if you'd like, which I'd link here as well. Best of luck.