2008 CBSSports.com Fantasy Baseball

Auction drafts and mock drafts highlight improvements for 2008

Lucrative incentives for starting new leagues and for referring new leagues

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, January 29, 2008 - CBSSports.com launched its suite of games for the 2008 Fantasy Baseball season. In addition to the award winning Fantasy Baseball Commissioner and Premium Single games, CBSSports.com will once again offer Free Fantasy Baseball, allowing fantasy baseball enthusiasts and those new to the hobby to experience the game using a top of the line product at absolutely no cost.

New for 2008, CBSSports.com has teamed up with FantasyAuctioneer.com to offer Fantasy Baseball players the ability to run live auction drafts within their leagues. CBSSports.com is the first major Fantasy sports provider to offer auction drafts as a part of their service.

Additionally, CBSSports.com will offer a mock draft product in conjunction with all their Fantasy Baseball leagues, allowing players the best tool available as they prepare for their upcoming drafts. With 12 mock drafts every 30 minutes, including a mix of roto, head-to-head and AL/NL only leagues, CBSSports.com has a mock draft constantly available for players as they gear up for draft day.

"As evidenced by the latest version of our Fantasy Baseball products, CBSSports.com continues to improve upon Fantasy sports products that have dominated the marketplace for nearly a decade now, combining the best tools and information with the most reliable service in the industry," said Jason Kint, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CBSSports.com.

Despite the fact that most providers have switched to a free model, the fantasy sports business at CBSSports.com has experienced accelerating growth over the last three years and thrived with predominantly pay-to-play products. CBSSports.com Fantasy Sports is growing at a double digit percentage rate behind the strength of their award-winning Fantasy Commissioner product.

In order introduce the award-winning game to even more customers, for a limited time the company is offering a $50* rebate when players create and purchase a new CBSSports.com Fantasy Baseball Commissioner League. Additionally, players who purchase CBSSports.com Fantasy Baseball Commissioner Leagues can also earn a $50* referral fee for every friend who creates and purchases a new league by March 25, 2008*. For example: refer 3 friends, and you earn $150!

Also new this year, CBSSports.com is launching the Fantasy Baseball Downloadable Draft Kit. Fantasy Baseball players can get comprehensive draft content from the veteran team of Fantasy experts at CBSSports.com. Updated weekly, the Downloadable Draft Kit has everything you need to get ready for your draft this season- player rankings, cheat sheets and draft day strategies along with exclusive podcasts.

As was the case in 2007, the entire suite of CBSSports.com Fantasy Baseball products will again feature a video player on the league homepage. The video player will showcase exclusive CBSSports.com Fantasy Baseball programming segments, giving players timelier, in-depth news, strategy and advice from the leader in Fantasy Sports. These segments will include MLB game highlight clips with a focus on key fantasy performers. Hosted by Amber Wilson and featuring guests such as CBSSports.com Senior Fantasy Writers David Gonos and Eric Mack, the Fantasy Baseball video programs will give players all the information they need from draft day to the World Series.

Once again, the flagship product of the Fantasy Baseball offerings at CBSSports.com is Fantasy Baseball Commissioner. The CBSSports.com Fantasy Baseball Commissioner combines a vast array of customization options with an effortless setup process. New and upgraded features for 2008 include increased functionality in the Draft Room, redesigned player pages with drag and drop functionality, increased customization with waivers and transactions and as always the fastest LIVE scoring on the Internet - making Fantasy Baseball Commissioner the choice for seasoned, sophisticated fantasy leagues. Fantasy Baseball Commissioner is priced at $149.95 per league, with early bird purchasers saving $20.

At full price, an average league of 10 to 12 players pays about $10-15 per person, getting everything needed to run a league and manage their teams all season long. Additionally, each league's history, including a complete league record book, is recorded for future reference.

CBS Sports Mobile offers two products for the Fantasy Baseball player this season, both of which allow users to control their team anytime, anywhere. Available across all major carriers, the downloadable CBS Sports Mobile Fantasy Baseball Companion*** allows users complete access to their CBSSports.com Fantasy Baseball leagues and the ability to fully manage their teams just like they were at their computer, but optimized for the mobile handset.

In addition to the downloadable application, CBS Sports Mobile is now offering many of the same key features and functions for FREE on our mobile website. Log onto mobile.cbssports.com with your mobile phone browser to check your Fantasy team scores, follow a live game or read your team's player news.

The 2008 CBSSports.com Fantasy Baseball Owners Manual and Draft Guide is now available on newsstands and in bookstores across the country. Giving Fantasy Baseball players all the detailed information and insight they need to get ready for draft day. This magazine provides player profiles, cheat sheets, depth charts, positional analysis, auction values and rankings from the experts who know the game the best. It's a must-have guide for all Fantasy Baseball owners. The magazine is also available for purchase online by simply visiting CBSSportsStore.com. The CBS Sports Store has all your Fantasy Baseball needs covered from draft magazines to draft kits and championship trophies.

The complete lineup of 2008 Fantasy Baseball products from CBSSports.com

League Management

  • CBSSports.com Fantasy Baseball Commissioner - Manage leagues with up to 30 teams! Priced at $149.95 with a $20 discount for early bird sign ups. Includes a bobble head trophy(while supplies last) for each league.
Single Games - CBSSports.com acts as commissioner and sets all the rules. Leagues always have 10 teams and participants can create a new league or join an existing league to compete against other users.

  • Free Fantasy Baseball - FREE of charge, all Single game options included. Ten Grand Prize Winners will receive One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00 US Dollars).
    (chosen at random from pool of all Free Fantasy Baseball league champions)
  • Fantasy Baseball Gold - $29.95 per team, $150 league prize. **
  • Fantasy Baseball Platinum - $99.95 per team, $600 league prize. **
  • Fantasy Baseball Diamond - $249.95 per team, $1,600 league prize. **
  • Fantasy Baseball Double Diamond - $499.95 per team, $3,500 league prize. **

*Rebate & Referral Offer(s): Offer(s) only valid to individuals who create and pay for a new 2008 CBSSports.com Fantasy Baseball Commissioner League no later than 3/25/08. League(s) must be active and legitimate in order to be eligible for rebate or referral. No refunds or cancellations. Offer(s) cannot be combined with any other offers other than Prepay and Early Bird. In order to redeem offer you must be thirteen (13) years of age or older or of legal age and reside in one of the fifty (50) states of the United States or the District of Columbia. Canadian Residents (Excluding Quebec) can only participate in the Rebate Offer. Canadian residents are not eligible for the Referral Offer. Offer not redeemable for any other product or service. Void where prohibited. Referral Offers may be subject to tax implications. These offer(s) may be modified or terminated at any time without notice. Offer(s) expires 3/25/08. Certain terms and restrictions apply. By participating in either of these offer(s), you accept the terms and conditions of this offer(s). For full details of offer see http://baseball.sportsline.com/splash/baseball/spln/referral/disclaimer.

** Eligible legal residents of certain states may play CBSSports.com Fantasy Baseball Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Double Diamond but are not eligible to win any prizes. Please visit site for a full explanation of rules and eligibility requirements.

*** Check with carrier for pricing details. Text and data charges may apply. For Fantasy Baseball Companion, monthly subscription fees or one time download fee are charged by your carrier. For terms, visit: http://www.cbsinteractive.com/info/eula.

About CBSSports.com

CBSSports.com is at the leading edge of media companies providing Internet sports content, Fantasy sports and e-commerce. CBSSports.com is a member of the CBS family and a part of CBS Interactive. Formerly known as CBS SportsLine.com, in August of 2007 the company changed its name to CBSSports.com. The change marked the evolution of the company into a multi-platform brand offering premier broadcast, online and mobile sports content. The change to CBSSports.com gives advertisers the ability to associate with the CBS Sports brand and reach sports fans no matter where they are, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information about CBSSports.com and for the latest sports news, scores and expert analysis, please visit cbssports.com.

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