I'm pleased to announce that beginning this Friday, we'll be holding a FanPost contest, with prizes for the winner and runner-up.
Here's how the contest works. Beginning this Friday (July 22) at midnight and ending next Thursday (July 28) at 11:59 PM, you can enter the contest by a submitting a FanPost detailing what moves you would make if you were GM of the Indians for the rest of the 2011 season. Emphasis should be placed on the upcoming July 31 trade deadline, though you can also touch on contract extensions, roster construction, minor-league callups, etc. Otherwise, there are no other restrictions on the FanPost, so be as analytical, creative, or wacky as you want. After the entry period, we (Jay, Adam, Andrew, and myself) will select 3-5 finalists based on the quality of writing, and the LGT readers will select the winner and runner-up by a vote on Friday, July 29th.
So what can you win? First prize is an Amazon $50 gift card, and the runner-up gets a $25 Amazon gift card.
A couple of other details:
- You can only enter once.
- Please include the word "Contest" in your submission so it will be easier for us to see your entry. For example, "Contest: Winning the AL Central" or "Bring Andy Marte Home (Contest)".
- If you are the winner or runner-up, you will be notified via the e-mail listed in your user profile, and the prizes will be sent to the same e-mail address.
- All participants are subject to the official rules found here.
I'll be happy to answer any other questions below, or via e-mail.