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The Minor League Ball Fantasy League

    The thread about Fantasy Baseball a couple of days ago generated an excellent response. It is obvious that most of you have a strong fantasy baseball interest, and this has convinced me to move forward with a special project.
     I often get questions about what fantasy leagues I'm personally involved in. The answer is usually "none," mostly due to time constraints, but that is going to change this year.
     Want to kick my butt in a fantasy league? Here's your chance.
     CBSSports.com is introducing the CBSSports.com Fantasy Baseball Commissioner League. Partnering with our SB Nation network, CBSSports.com is offering Minor League Ball a free league (normally a $179.99 value). I'm running a team, and I need 11 other owners to join up with me. Additionally, CBSSports.com is offering a 50% discount on any leagues you might want to start yourself, using this link.
     Interested in playing me? Keep reading.

First, some general points about the CBSSports.com League itself.

    **It won 8 of nine Fantasy Sports Trade Association Awards for "Best Fantasy Baseball Commissioner League Management Product."
    **It features live scoring and stats so it's easy to follow how your team is doing.
   **You can customize your entire league however you want...rules, scores, teams, and more
    **It has keeper league capability to carry forward to future seasons
    **It has a live chat and league messenger option for easy communication/trash talk with other owners
     **Expert analysis with up-to-date information on all players and teams
     **14-day Free Trial is included.

Using the CBSSports.com League tools, here are the options I have specifically for the Minor League Ball League:

      **This will be a 5x5 League using Rotisserie scoring.
      **Hitting categories are Batting Average, On-Base Percentage, Slugging Percentage, Stolen Bases-Caught Stealing, and RBI.
       **Pitching categories are ERA, Strikeouts, Saves, Wins, and WHIP.
       **This is a mixed league with both AL and NL players. Rosters are 24 men, including 11 pitchers (five starters, six relievers) and 13 position players.

I'm looking for 11 people to join me in the Minor League Ball Fantasy Baseball League. It is free to you. The league-winner will receive a free copy of the 2011 Baseball Prospect Book, plus bragging rights and the accolades of having defeated me.

If you are interested in being one of the 11 people in the league, please write a 50-word (or less) comment in this thread under the title "Official Entry", explaining why you should be in the league. One entry per person please. I will select the winners by Tuesday evening, and we will go from there. As Official Entries come in, feel free to point out people who YOU think would be good owners for the league. We will post at least weekly updates on how the league is going as the season progresses.

If you are interested in starting your own CBSSports.com league at a 50% discount, use this link. You have to use that link to get the SBNation/MinorLeagueBall discount.

Let's have some fun!

CBSSports.com is an SB Nation partner and paying sponsor of the SB Nation baseball communities. This post is one of a series of sponsor endorsed posts related to the CBSSports.com Fantasy Baseball Commissioner League.