Hopefully, there will be no winner, but here’s the thing: Predict on what day the Braves will officially call it a season by trading one of their upcoming free agents. I’m actually offering a prize here. A Gmail account invitation will go to whoever comes closest.

A second Gmail account will go to whoever predicts which free agent (Smoltz, Drew, Ortiz, Alfonseca, Byrd — there may be one or two others) is traded first and to which team. There are enough players and teams out there that there’s a chance no-one will win, though.

An actual cash prize (all the pennies in my house) will go to John Scheurholz if he can find a taker for Hampton.