Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2011 Spring Training Contest Information

Since it seemed like everyone enjoyed my spring training contest last year, I'm doing it again this season. The only differences this year are that you need to be a follower of my blog to enter and only one person can select each team. It got a little confusing on my end to have multiple people selecting the same team, so get your entries in soon! For your viewing pleasure, I've included some autographed Orioles cards that appear to show spring training scenes in the background throughout this post. I thought it might need some color.

Here's some more information on the contest and the rest of the rules.

Since spring is the time of year that any team can have the best record, the idea is for everyone to select the team that they think will have the best Spring Training winning % of all Grapefruit and Cactus League teams, including the results from split-squad games but not games played against college teams. In case two teams have the best record, as a tiebreaker, I would like everyone to select their team's record (team's play between 30-37 games as listed below).

As far as the prizes go for this, I was going to list a bunch of cards that the winner could choose from but I have decided to just say that I'll work with the winner to make sure that they are happy with their winnings. It will be something good from my selection of autographs, inserts, memorabilia cards, and base cards. Your prize will be something that you should really enjoy.

I will update this post as people join in on the contest but here is the list of teams and the number of games that they will play.


Atlanta Braves (35) Captain Canuck
Baltimore Orioles (32) Ryan 20-11 (1 rainout)
Boston Red Sox (35)
Cincinnati Reds (33) Zach 22-11
Detroit Tigers (34)
Florida Marlins (32)
Houston Astros (35)
Minnesota Twins (32) dawgbones 24-8
New York Mets (35) Paul 25-10
New York Yankees (32) BA Benny
Philadelphia Phillies (35) Daniel
Pittsburgh Pirates (33)
St. Louis Cardinals (31)
Tampa Bay Rays (32)
Toronto Blue Jays (31)
Washington Nationals (30)


Arizona Diamondbacks (37)
Chicago Cubs (34) Justin 24-10
Chicago White Sox (32)
Cleveland Indians (33)
Colorado Rockies (33) CPD 23-10
Kansas City Royals (32) Alvin 21-11
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (33)
Los Angeles Dodgers (37) Jonathan 25-12
Milwaukee Brewers (32) Matthew 22-10
Oakland A's (35) Nathan
San Diego Padres (31) Rod 20-11
San Francisco Giants (36)
Seattle Mariners (32) Mariner1 20-12
Texas Rangers (31) Play at the Plate 19-12

Last year the Rays, who went 20-8, had the best ST record, which made BA Benny the winner of my first ever contest. The 7-21 Pirates were the worst team of the spring.

Who will win it this year?


Captain Canuck said...

The Braves, of course...

Daniel said...


Ryan said...

I'm gonna say the O's with a 20-11 record (with one Rain-out). Good Luck Everybody!

Anonymous said...

I say the Mets will go 25-10.

Play at the Plate said...

Rangers. 19-12. Thanks!

dawgbones said...

Twins 24 out of 32

Alvin said...

Royals 21 wins/11 losses

Nathan said...

The Oakland A's will have the best spring record!

Mariner1 said...

I'll step up for the Mariners with a 20-12 record.

Rod (Padrographs) said...

Padres 20-11

BA Benny said...

I will go with the Yankees this year. I hope to take home another great prize like last year.

CPD said...

Rockies 23-10

cubsfan731 said...

Cubbies! 24-10

zman40 said...

I'll go with the Reds this year- 22-11

Jonathan @ RGB Cards said...

I'll take the Dodgers at 25-12.

Matthew said...

I'll take the Brewers at 22-10.

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Thanks for all the entries so far! Don't forget to include the record you think your team will have in case there are two teams tied at the top at the end of the spring!

JoesAutographs said...

Red Sox 23-12

Mark said...

The Tampa Bay Rays 21-11, because they can always won when it doesn't matter

The Dimwit said...

The Astros... 7-28... yea, that's about right...

Kirk Jacobson said...

Giants, 23-13

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Thanks for the entries guys. And Dimwit, sorry but the Stros were grabbed on the new post a few minutes before you went for them. There's still a few other bad teams out there!

unclemoe said...

Dbacks 16-21


Aaron said...

I'll take the Nats at 18-12. Thanks!