One of the new features SBN is offering this year is the "Pick Six" game. This game used to be offered over at FanGraphs, and is now being done here, officially launching today.
What is Pick Six, you ask? Well, I'll let the people behind the game explain:
Pick 6 is a daily pick'em game that pits you against other members of Lone Star Ball and the entire SB Nation network. Have you always wanted to prove your superior baseball knowledge? Now's your chance.
Each day, users can choose six players to fill out their daily roster: a catcher, corner infielder, middle infielder, outfielder, starting pitcher, and relief pitcher.
The twist? Each user only has $120 of imaginary money to spend per day, and each player has a different cost. Player values are determined by their production and their popularity in Pick 6.
Successful users will strike a balance between expensive players and under-the-radar talent to take their lineup to the next level. Since this is a daily game there is no draft, no lengthy sign-up process - just you competing against fellow blog members for bragging rights.
It only takes a couple minutes to Pick your six. Go to the top left side of this blog and click on "Play Now" on the Pick 6 widget. Come back during and after games to see how you and your friends did.
So there you go...it is quick, easy, and fun. Check it out, and if you have any questions, comments, etc., post them in the comments below, as the folks behind the game will be reading and responding.