Hello, baseball fan. We are set up for what should be a very entertaining 2016 playoffs. However, we thought we'd make it even better by hosting a little contest, with the opportunity for you to win some cash. The same competitive juices led us to create the Over/Under game we played with PECOTA and our listeners at the beginning of the season.
This game is pretty simple. From the 2016 playoff teams, you must construct a team of players. The only stipulation is that you must have at least one player from each of the 10 playoff teams. Scoring will be a rotisserie system with the following stat categories: OBP, SLG, HR, RBI, SB & ERA, WHIP, SO, W, SV. Your team will contain these positions: C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, OF, OF, OF, DH, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, RP, RP. The team that wins the league will win $50 ($25 from both of us). If I win, Paul will pay me $25. And if Paul wins... yeah you're right, there's no chance of that.
Scoring will be tracked on a Google Doc that I will send you the link to so you can track how you're doing. The deadline to submit a team is the first pitch of the AL Wild Card game on Tuesday. Let us know if you have any questions; I'm sure we're forgetting something. You can contact us through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Twitter (@afootinthebox). Have at it!