Wednesday, February 27, 2008
THT Fantasy Focus reader competition at RotohogPosted by Derek Carty at 1:11am
I got an e-mail recently from the people at RotoHog offering a fun opportunity for myself and each of you.
First, for those unfamiliar with RotoHog, it is a fantasy baseball game unlike any other. RotoHog offers a global trading floor that operates much like a stock market. Instead of drafting players, you are assigned a budget and must field a team by buying and selling players on the trading floor. Each week, you have the opportunity to completely revamp your team on the trading floor (if you so desire)—an opportunity we are not afforded in traditional fantasy leagues.
Anyway, RotoHog has started a new program that I think sounds very interesting.
The fantasy baseball season is almost here, and Rotohog.com is introducing new opportunities for bloggers and Fantasy Sports content sites. We have created customized Fantasy Baseball Leagues for blogs! Fantasy players can opt into a Blog League, pledge their allegiance to their favorite blog, and compete against other blogs. RotoHog will list your blog in the Blog League Directory and users will have the option to sign up for the blog league of their choice.
What's in it for you guys?
RotoHog is giving away prizes for the top Blog League. While the prize is yet to be determined, it will be worth the time that you and your readers put in.
Not very descriptive, but I'll be sure to let you guys know more when they tell me more. Even if there was no prize involved, this still sounds like a challenging and enjoyable competition. I've never played Rotohog before, but I'm really looking forward to it.
So if you guys would like to participate, head on over to Rotohog and sign up. Then, list THT Fantasy Focus as your favorite blog and get started! Here's the timetable of events you'll need to be concerned with:
200 players are released on the static trading floor on February 29th. One week later, Barry Bonds will be released. After that, each Friday a new set of players will be released until the trading floor goes live on March 24th. Our new site launches on the 29th, so tell your readers to continually check for updates.
Once the trading floor opens, I'll likely post some guys I feel are under priced and therefore good buys. I'll also post sporadically throughout the season to help lend a hand. If you're up for a challenge, be sure to sign up! Oh, and be sure to list THT Fantasy Focus as your favorite blog, or else you're score won't count for us.
Derek Carty, 23, has also been published by NBC's Rotoworld, Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports, and USA Today. This season, he'll be contributing to FanDuel and will be linking to all of his work at DerekCarty.com. In his three years competing in expert leagues, he has won 2 titles with 4 top three finishes, including a LABR NL title in 2009, making him the youngest person to ever win a major expert league title. Derek is a proud graduate of the MLB Scouting Bureau's Scout Development Program and is a firm believer in the importance of combining stats and scouting. He welcomes questions via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter.