SIGNUP

Overview

To enter the Diamond Challenge® Points via the Contest website, click the appropriate navigational link on the Contest website, agree to abide by the official rules governing the Contest and the Terms of Use for the Contest website, then follow the instructions to submit your entry, which includes selecting your team name and team. Upon successfully entering your team, if you do not already have a CDM Sports® account, you will setup your account using your email address and create a password to be used for modifying your team as well as accessing results and the BBS.

Entries are also accepted by phone via our toll-free number 1.888.636.7559 or by regular mail (mail to: CDM Sports, PO Box 31782, St. Louis, MO 63131).


Payment and Deadline

Your Internet or phone entry must be paid by credit card or debit card using either: MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover. All internet entries must be received by 11:40 AM CT on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Phone and fax entries have the same requirements.

Mailed entries can also be paid by check or money order and must be postmarked by Wednesday, March 28, 2018, and received no later than Thursday, March 29, 2018.

The Contest begins on Thursday, March 29, 2018, and ends with the games scheduled on Sunday, September 30, 2018, spanning the entire pro baseball regular season. Statistics will be used from playoff games, to decide post-season teams, division winners, or seeding in the post-season.

Entry & Transaction Costs

To enter the Diamond Challenge Points, there is a one-time entry fee. If you purchase an entry which includes all transactions, there are no additional fees, otherwise there are additional fees for modifying your team which are listed below. All fees are payable in U.S. funds. There is a limit of six (6) entries per customer in the Contest.

REGULAR LEAGUES

Option Diamond Challenge ® - Points Entry Options
Cost by 3/5
Cost After 3/5
1) Full Season Contest (with all transactions) $294.95 $304.95
2) Full Season Contest (with no transactions included) $29.95 $39.95
MULTI GAME ENTRY OPTIONS

Save Money! Enter Diamond Challenge® Points full season and Points 2nd Season for 1 low cost!

Option Diamond Challenge ® - Points & Points 2nd Season Entry Options
Cost by 3/5
Cost After 3/5
1) Full Season Contest (with no transactions included) + 2nd Season Contest (with no transactions included) $54.90 $64.90


THROWBACK LEAGUES

In order to comply with new government regulations in the fantasy sports industry, we have created Throwback Leagues. These "Throwback leagues" will be limited to 20 teams, will have a flat fee that includes all transactions for the season and will have a different league prize structure that will pay cash prizes to the top 7 teams in the 20 team league. All participants in the Throwback leagues are eligible for overall prizes.

These leagues will be open (with a limit of 2 entries) to the following customers:

1)   New players of the Diamond Challenge - Points contest.
2)   Past Diamond Challenge - Points team owners who didn't play in 2017 and have won less than $500 in 2013 - 2016.
3)   2017 Diamond Challenge - Points team owners who didn't win an end of the contest prize, and who are entered in a regular or premiere league (with any transaction package) in 2018 and have won less than $500 in 2013 - 2017.

Option Diamond Challenge ® - Points Entry Options
Cost
1) Full Season Contest (with all transactions) $224.95

PLAYER TRANSACTION FEES

Type of Transaction
Cost
Any Player Change before contest begins on Thursday, March 29th (unlimited) FREE
Taxi Squad Switch (unlimited) $2.00 each
DH Shift (unlimited) $1.00 each
New Player Purchase (limit 16) $5.00 each
Taxi Squad Roster Expansion (8/21-8/27 - Limit 2) $5.00 each
OPTIONAL TRANSACTION PACKAGES

If you don't purchase an entry with ALL transactions included, you can add one of the following packages to your team by 7:00 PM on Monday, April 2nd. A package must be assigned to one team, and are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Transaction
Package Options
Transaction Packages
Cost
1) ALL player switches for weeks 1 - 8 until 7:00 PM CT on Monday, May 14th $65.00
2) ALL 16 new player purchases $65.00
3) ALL player switches for weeks 1 - 8 (7:00 PM CT on Monday, May 14th) & 16 New Player Purchases $130.00
4) ALL player switches, shifts and 2 taxi squad roster expansion players $200.00
5) ALL 16 new player purchases & ALL player switches, shifts and 2 taxi squad expansion players $265.00
SELECT TEAM

Overview
During signup, you select, from the listed players, a starting lineup of 28 players within the constraints of a $60,000,000 salary cap, as well as a taxi squad of 15 players. These players remain on your team until you decide to modify your team.

Starting Lineup
Your starting lineup must consist of the following 28 players:
* 2 Catchers
* 2 1st basemen
* 2 2nd basemen
* 2 3rd basemen
* 2 Shortstops
* 6 Outfielders
* 2 DHs (any hitter)
* 6 Starting Pitchers
* 4 Relief Pitchers

Taxi Squad
Your taxi squad must consist of any nine hitters and six pitchers. The salary cap and position distribution rules do not apply to your taxi squad but do apply when these players are switched into the starting lineup.

Salary Cap and Player Salaries
The $60,000,000 Salary cap, as well as the player salaries and player positions are assigned by CDM Sports® and do not change. For player Salaries, click here.

Listed Players
You can select listed players at any time before or during the Contest. Listed players can be selected for your starting lineup and taxi squad effective immediately upon submitting your entry. A listed player's position has been determined by CDM Sports based on his play last year and will remain the same for the entire Contest.

Unlisted Players

You can select unlisted players at any time before or during the Contest. However, all unlisted players are assigned a $1,500,000 salary. Unlisted players can be selected for your starting lineup and taxi squad effective immediately upon submitting your entry. An unlisted player's position will be determined by CDM Sports in its sole discretion. To request that an unlisted player be added to the salary file in order to be selected, email us at [email protected] or call us at 1-888-636-7559.