Only a few hours remain in the MLB Trade Rumors Free Agent Prediction Contest! Click here to log in with Google or Facebook and predict which team you think each of the remaining top 50 free agents will sign with. For each player, you can select one of the 30 MLB teams, as well as Retirement, Korea, or Japan. Be sure to use the “Save Picks” button at the bottom each time you make a change. Make sure you have something chosen for all 50 players by midnight central time tonight. Finish your picks now!
This year, we rebuilt the contest to allow people to log in with Google or Facebook. We’re doing two things with your information: saving your picks, and displaying your name on the contest leaderboard (which is still in progress).
Other contest notes:
- Players in the contest who have already signed are considered freebies, although you still need to go in and make the correct pick.
- The leaderboard will rank contestants by “batting average” on correct picks. The leaderboard will show full names of contestants.
- Ties in batting average will be decided by totaling the ranking number of each correctly-guessed free agent and taking the lowest total, rewarding contestants for being right on better free agents. If people are still tied after that method is applied, prizes will be distributed at MLBTR’s discretion by choosing among tied contestants randomly.
- Prizes are a work in progress, but I do intend to give something out for the top finishers.
- If you experience a technical issue, please use our contact form.
An idea for future years. Make it so you can make groups so friends can compete against each other and keep an eye on the standings.
It may be more work than it’s worth. But if not, I think it’d be a cool feature.
I like that idea, maybe we can look into it in the future.
I support this idea, 200%
Yes! For example I was thinking this would be a terrific outside-the-box way to determine the draft order in our fantasy league (which we’ve struggled with), based on results of this contest.
Thank you for making this contest! Let the games begin!
Seems like picks aren’t saving even after hitting save button
I’d like to get more details from you, can you send me a message through our contact form?
I had this problem last year also. Won’t save this year either.
Whatever the reason was last year, it may be different this year, as we rebuilt the contest entirely. Drop us a line through our contact form if you’re having issues and we’ll try to figure it out.
I just tried something different. I usually login via Google. There it doesn’t save. This time I used fb and it did save.
I had the same problem as well, using Facebook.
I say Cashner will sign withe the Rangers for one year at 10M lol
Did anyone hit retirement, Korea or Japan for any of them?
I did not. Only one that was iffy for me was Thames. I’m not sure what his market will be here in the states this year.
Hit retirement for Utley, Bold pick, I guess
Lol me too!
I picked Utley to the Mets just for fun lol
Thought about putting Japan or Korea for Rasmus lol
Rasmus talked a few years ago that he was not going to play much past 30.. IDK how serious he was… The guy always seemed about as dumb as a box of rocks..
I did also.
I did for Colby Lewis and one other
Blanton and Colby Lewis
I hit retirement for two of them. Won’t say which. Every year there are a couple guys who just can’t get a job. David Eckstein is a guy that immediately comes to mind from several years ago. I don’t think he wanted to retire but nobody wanted him although he was still a decent player.
Johnny Damon comes to mind
Thames and Colby Lewis for me.
Retirement for Rasmus. He’s been contemplating retiring for a few years now and he only continued to play because he was playing close to home. Now that the Astros have no room for him I think he retires.
Awesome! So glad the contest is back. It’s always fun comparing my list to my friends’ list.
I’ll give a fitted MLB hat of winners choice. Love this site.
Picks are not saving
Please contact us and we’ll try to diagnose:
Thank you for letting us use our Google account, I refuse to have a Facebook account. MLB trade rumors wins, MLB trade rumors wins!
I read through my picks and decided I have no idea what I’m talking about.
Bhahahahaha!! I’m in the same boat my friend!
“He’d look good with this hat on his head”
I don’t know why but Justin Turner was the hardest one for me.
Saunders was really difficult for me
I think he will sign with the Giants
Picks are not saving for me either
This is fun. Thank you for putting this together, especially given that there are prizes. Kudos.
Well that was a lot harder than what I thought it would be
Everytime I login to change a pick ALL my picks are gone. Had this same problem last year.
Please contact us and we’ll try to fix this!
I had zero problems saving picks. I use the Chrome browser from my home laptop. Not sure if that helps but just providing a little more info
I use chrome as well, on my phone. no issues
My goal isn’t winning a prize. My goal is to improve on my 3-for-50 performance 2 years ago
I’m totally taking credit for Brett Cecil
Why do they need to view my email and my profile
MLBTR is operated out of a royal palace in Nigeria?
Winner gets a prize worth the median AAV of all the free agents in the contest?
David Ross and David Ortiz will retire.
Mark Melancon Dodgers
Kenley Jansen Cubs
Aroldis Chapman Jankees
Lol Cards fans are so excited about this contest…let’s see that excitement when the hacking punishment is meted out soon.
Maybe some people just like baseball and aren’t blinded homers like yourself. “Lol”
I’m proud of myself. I got Cecil and Cashner right. If the rest of the league signs before Wednesday night I’ll be in good shape
So far I’m battin’ a 1.000!
Even if they don’t sign remember to go switch your picks for the guys mentioned in “Such-and-such team interested in so-and-so” tomorrow!
I tried to sign up just now, Tues 11/22, but it said it was too late. This posts says it goes through the end of the day tomorrow. Please help.
Sorry about that, give it another try now.
Is there a link to the new leaderboard?
Is josh reddic on the list?
I’m intrigued to how people put the Big 3 closers (Chapman, Jansen, and Melancon)
For me it was
I did the same for Chapman and Jansen but said Melancon was going to the Giants
I looked and I sent Chapman and Melancon to the Giants. Whoops
I have the same as JF
What did the winners get last year?
I don’t know but I’ll tell you what I win when I go 50-for-50 this year.
So are josh reddick, Jeremy hellickson, and Kendrys morales not considered top 50 free agents? I mean morales doesn’t play defense really and reddick has show a little bit of age over the years but I’d take them over a handful of guys on the list easy.
They signed before the contest was published
Oh thanks, I was also confused by that.
How do we see results as they happen?
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FUDGE! I missed out !! I’ve been wanting to do this too 🙁 bummer.. Next time, Ima be right on top of it !!
It’s closed to new entries waste of space to post it
Tim…….Would you post some method to get in and at least “Look At The Leaderboard” please…??? Guys are going to start signing any day and we’re going to want to “check it out!!!”
When will we be able to see our progress?
I’ve seen this question a lot, so I will continue to ask for others until I see a response haha…where can we go to see our picks?
no progress to look at???
i want to know where we can see our progress ? in other years we were able to see it and now we cant? i don’t get it.