If you want to play you have a few options on how to get your ballot in.
- send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- make a post on your blog, if you have one and send me a link
- add your list to the comments section of this post or the reminder post I'll do the day before the deadline
For this year the tie breaker will be the closer. Just in case the braintrust makes the decision to go with the dreaded closer by committee then the closer for our purposes will be deemed to be the first guy to register a save in 2011.
At stake are bragging rights for both the results of the vote and the actual contest.
A few things to consider while compiling your list:
It doesn't matter who plays where, only if they make the Opening Day roster. So whether Bautista plays RF or 3B is irrelevant.
Do we roll with a 4 man rotation to start the year? Or maybe an 8 man bullpen?
If a guy on a Minor League deal, like Corey Patterson, makes the team somebody needs to be dropped from the current 40 man roster.
What do we do with the guys that are out of options? Dustin McGowan, Jo-Jo Reyes, David Purcey, Jose Molina, John McDonald and Shawn Camp would all have to be on the Opening Day roster or potentially be lost on waivers. Unless of course they start the year on the DL.
Those are just a few of the questions you should ponder before submitting your list. Don't feel like you have to spend any time on this. All you required to have in order for your ballot to be valid is 25 names. Feel free to add as much or as little explanation as you see fit.
Hope you can join us and play!