UPDATE: The contest is now closed. We’ll be rooting for the lockout to end as soon as possible.
You’re here on this website, waiting for some sort of news indicating the MLB lockout will soon end. We’ve got nothing: no indication of recent talks or progress. Transactions are frozen, so we’re left to do our best talking about what happened in November and what might happen post-lockout.
That means our free agent prediction contest is frozen too, with Scott Schum standing alone atop the leaderboard with a .433 batting average. Scott has been able to pull off this Nap Lajoie-like feat by correctly predicting the destinations of Corey Seager, Marcus Stroman, and Starling Marte, among many others.
I thought it might be fun to make the best of a bad situation by creating a contest to predict the date on which the lockout officially ends. Everyone who guesses correctly will receive a free one-year subscription to Trade Rumors Front Office, or a one-year extension if you already have one.
By “officially ends,” I mean the date on which a press release from MLB goes out declaring the lockout over. If there winds up being some subjectivity on the official date, the MLBTR staff will deliberate and decide.
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