To see if we can generate some more interaction, we’ll be running Fanpost Fridays, at least through spring training - if the response is good, these will then continue once the regular season starts up. The aim is to pose a question, and have people answer it in the form of a Fanpost. Those that achieve the status “Recommend fanposts” in the side-bar will be promoted to the front page and featured on the site over the weekend, and you may even find yourself in Google News. Please also read and, as appropriate, recommend any submitted Fanposts.
The issue: How many wins for the 2017 Diamondbacks?
We’ll finish off our season preview tomorrow, when the writers here will give you their prediction and explain their reasoning. But we want to hear what you think. Will the D-backs rebound from their disappointing 2016 campaign. If so, how far back? Might the first winning season since 2011 be in the cards? Give us your win total!
Don’t forget to show us your reasoning as well. Though, let’s face it, “This is a wild stab in the dark,” is not necessarily going to be all that more inaccurate than a stats heavy approach which analyzes WAR to the nth degree. We’ll know at the end of September! Slight change to the rules this time: as this is Opening Day weekend, and we’re looking at a pretty crowded SnakePit schedule, Fanposts will be promoted to the front page on receiving the appropriate number of “recs” to enter the “Recommended Fanposts” section on the side-bar. So, don’t forget to “rec” posts that you appreciate and enjoy reading!
Writing a Fanpost
Note: comments will be locked on this post. So the only way to respond is to write a fanpost, in which you set out your position and explain it. Get started by clicking here! This will then take you into the editor. In many ways, it isn’t all that different from posting a comment - you get some more flexibility with regard to formatting, and it’s a spiffier editor, but you can simply write away if you want. You do need to come up with at least 150 words. And yes, repeating “Shelby Miller sux” 50 times will result in a firm, disapproving stare from the SnakePit authorities. Do not go there.
Protip: You may want to write it up in Notepad or whatever, then copy and paste it over. Or if you are writing directly into the editor, be careful with the backspace button. If your mouse is outside the body and you hit backspace, it will take you back a page and you may lose any work that has not been auto saved. Just trust me on this one.
Useful link: Extra Fanpost help guide