Show-Off Your Squads: What do your squads look like?

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I always love these threads to see the differences in everyone's lineups. This year there is so many great cards, I think the only spots in our lineups that will look very similar is possibly in the outfield and definitely in the rotation and bullpen.

Without further ado, I present my Ranked Seasons team, my All-Time White Sox team, and my "Just Havin' Fun vs. the CPU" team:

RANKED SEASONS

  • 1 | Mike Trout, CF (99)
  • 2 | Mickey Mantle, LF (99)
  • 3 | Frank Thomas, 1B (99)
  • 4 | Larry Walker, RF (99)
  • 5 | Matt Wieters, C (96)
  • 6 | Gary Sheffield, 3B (99)
  • 7 | Jimmy Rollins, SS (99)
  • 8 | Fernando Tatis Jr., 2B (99)

Bench:
Jim Thome, 1B/3B (99)
Craig Biggio, C/OF (99)
Luis Robert, OF (99)
Stan Musial, OF/1B (99)
Ben Zobrist, UTL (94)

Starting Rotation:

  • SP1 | Clayton Kershaw, LHP (99)
  • SP2 | Corey Kluber, RHP (99)
  • SP3 | Chris Sale, LHP (99)
  • SP4 | Greg Maddux, RHP (99)
  • SP5 | Orel Hershiser, RHP (98)

Bullpen

  • LR | Rollie Fingers, RHP (96)
  • MR | Eric Gagne RHP (98)
  • MR | Jake McGee, LHP (96)
  • MR | Billy Wagner, LHP (94)
  • SU | Rob Dibble, RHP (95)
  • SU | Aroldis Chapman, LHP (97)
  • CL | Mariano Rivera, RHP (99)
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ALL-TIME WHITE SOX TEAM

  • 1 | Luis Robert, RF (99)
  • 2 | Jimmy Rollins, SS (99)
  • 3 | Frank Thomas, 1B (99)
  • 4 | Ken Griffey Jr., CF (98)
  • 5 | Yoan Moncada, 3B (86)
  • 6 | Minnie Monoso, LF (99)
  • 7 | Yasmani Grandal, C (90)
  • 8 | Nick Madigal, 2B (95)

Bench:
Jim Thome, 1B/3B (99)
Paul Konerko, 1B (97)
Jose Abreu, 1B (98)
Tim Anderson, SS/2B/3B (88)
Todd Frazier, 3B/1B (93)

Starting Rotation:

  • SP1 | Chris Sale, LHP (99)
  • SP2 | Tom Seaver, RHP (99)
  • SP3 | Lucas Giolito, RHP (99)
  • SP4 | Mark Buehrle, LHP (92)
  • SP5 | Dane Dunning, RHP (91)

Spot Starters:
Michael Kopech, RHP (87)
Orlando Hernandez, RHP (93)

Bullpen:

  • LR | Nate Jones, RHP (77)
  • MR | Tommy Kahnle, RHP (81)
  • MR | David Robertson, RHP (77)
  • MR | Aaron Bummer, LHP (76)
  • SU | Rich Gossage, RHP (90)
  • SU | Joakim Soria, RHP (92)
  • CL | Keith Foulke, RHP (87)

NOTE: Luckily, I'll be adding Prime Tyler Clippard when they drop the "Run It Back" program/packs! Super stoked to get him as I've always done well with any of Clippard's cards in past games.

Now, hopefully we'll get a diamond David Robertson, Tommy Kahnle, Nate Jones, Alex Colome -- I'd even settle for a diamond Kelvin Herrera; someone who was awful with us. I'm not sure if he still has a Live Series card in the game, but I would love a Prime Addison Reed card. I'd even like it if they gave us that rookie Chris Sale that usually launches with the game most years. I would then be able to use both Dane Dunning and Michael Kopech in my rotation. It'd be really awesome if they gave it a slight boost to gold instead of being silver like last year's version.

That being said, I hope we see them acquire some of the more 'niche' relievers of the last 20 years or so. I mean, I know there would be some folks who would be like "why are they bothering with guys that weren't even elite in their time?" but I'm sure there would also be a ton of people that would absolutely love being able to use cards like Matt Thornton, Carter Capps, Jonathan Papelbon, Danny Farquhar, Kyle Farnsworth, Bobby Jenks, Grant Balfour, Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez, Heath Bell, Eric O'Flaherty, Vinnie Pestano, Jose Valverde, J.J. Putz, Brian Wilson, Joe Nathan, Alexi Ogando, Ryan Madson, Koji Uehara, Rafael Soriano, Armando Benitez, Brad Lidge, Rafael Betancourt, Jesse Crain, Octavio Dotel, and Neftali Feliz just to name some off the top of my head.

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reserved for my other squad

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[censored] son thats a lotta effort.

(P)=prestiged
(NP)=not prestiged

GODSQUAD

  1. LF 99 Cobb (NP)
  2. CF Mantle (P)
  3. RF Trout(P)
  4. 1B Ruth
  5. 2B Hornsby
  6. SS Rollins (P)
  7. 3rd Tatis (NP)
  8. C Pudge (NP)

Bench is

99 Frank (NP)
99 Castellanos
96 Chipper (P)
99 Biggio (P)
99 Walker (P)

Rotation is
Maddux(P)
Marichal (P)
99 Feller
99 Seaver
5th is a rotation of Orel, Wood and Sale. First two both prestiged.

Bullpen is
90 Franco
95 Dibble
96 Fingers
99 Rivera(P)
98 Gagne
97 Chapman
99 Wagner

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I also have an Braves theme team which is the best possible Braves team with hitters with the ATL shield and bullpen is all time Braves.

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Prestige Brock
Prestige Rollins
Prestige Brett
99 Pudge
Prestige Musial
Prestige Tatis
Prestige Thomas
Prestige Trout

Bench:
99 Babe
99 Cobb
99 Ted Williams
99 Alomar
99 Bench

SP:
99 Feller
99 Sale
99 Mize
Prestige Orel
99 Seaver

BP:
Prestige Henke
Prestige Rivera
99 Wagner
97 Chapman
98 Gagne
96 Rollie
96 Smoltz

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If I’m trying to win for some reason:
C - Prestige Posey
1B - HW Ruth
2B - HW Alomar
3B - HW Sheffield
SS - SS Rollins
LF - Prime Mantle
CF - HW Trout
RF - Prestige Walker
SP - Sale/Seaver

My Team usually looks more like:
C - SS Posada
1B - Prestige Thome
2B - HW Alomar
3B - Prestige Chipper
SS - HRD Ripken
LF - HW Sheffield
CF - SS Lofton
RF - Prestige Walker
SP - SS Glavine/Maddux

I just prefer my 90s guys TBH and I’m waaaaaay past caring if I win or lose games these days. Seems like if you actually try to win, the game will come up with various convoluted ways for you to lose instead. Despite having played close to 1000 RS games this year, I haven’t made WS once, unlike years past where I would make it every season and quite frankly, I couldn’t care less. The only reason I’m using Mantle and Trout more lately is to try and prestige them before Christmas, it’s something to complete, if nothing else.

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LINEUP
SS Tatis
3B Sheffield
1B Ruth
LF Mantle
CF Trout
RF Harper
2B Hornsby
C Pudge

Normally bat Trout second and Sheffield fifth but I've been finishing prestige Sheffield and only need runs. Just bought Pudge today, had been using Posada and occasionally prestige Posey. We'll see how he does.

BENCH
Prestige Reggie Jackson
Castellanos
Winker
Prestige Posey
Prestige Bellinger

Winker and Castellanos have been awful for me so far but I'm not ready to give up, small sample size. My bench tends to be a revolving door of whoever I feel like playing with.

ROTATION
SP Scherzer
SP Prestige Maddux
SP Kershaw
SP Hershisher
SP Kluber/Wood/Seaver/Paxton/flavor of the week

BULLPEN
Gagne
Sig Chapman
Dibble
Britton
Hoffman
McGee
Rivera

I rotate in Rollie, Tyler Alexander, and Romo depending on how I'm pitching with my current bullpen. Monthly Awards Edwin Diaz, Prime Rodney, and Breakout Treinen have all been solid for me in the past and could get another look at some point.

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  • 1 | Jimmy Rollins, SS (99)
  • 2 | Ty Cobb, LF (99)
  • 3 | Mickey Mantle, RF (99)
  • 4 | Babe Ruth, 1B (99)
  • 5 | Mike Trout, CF (99)
  • 6 | Jim Thome, 3B (99)
  • 7 | Fernando Tatis Jr, 2B (99)
  • 8 | Jorge Posada, C (96)

Bench:
Ryne Sandberg, 2B/3B (99)
Craig Biggio, C/OF (99)
Gary Sheffield, OF/3B (99)
Stan Musial, OF/1B (99)
Reggie Jackson, OF (99)

Starting Rotation:

  • SP1 | Walter Johnson, RHP (99)
  • SP2 | Corey Kluber, RHP (99)
  • SP3 | James Paxton, LHP (99)
  • SP4 | Greg Maddux, RHP (99)
  • SP5 | Orel Hershiser, RHP (98)

Bullpen

  • | Rollie Fingers, RHP (96)
  • | Mariano Rivera RHP (99)
  • | Jake McGee, LHP (96)
  • | Billy Wagner, LHP (94)
  • | Rob Dibble, RHP (95)
  • | John Franco, LHP (90)
  • CL | Eric Gagne, RHP (98)
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Great post. Not going to say my lineup right now because isn’t much different from anyone else, but I just want to say how much of a cheat code Carter Capps was in BR in MLB 17.

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1 | Roberto Alomar, 2B (99)
2 | Prestige Mickey Mantle, CF (99)
3 | Mike Trout, RF (99)
4 | Babe Ruth, 1B (99)
5 | Nicholas Castellanos, 3B (99)
6 | Ty Cobb, LF (99)
7 | Fernando Tatis Jr, SS (99)
8 | Ivan Rodriguez., C (99)
Bench:
Christian Yelich, OF (99)
Stan Musial, 1B/OF (99)
Jorge Posada, C (99)
George Springer, OF (99)
Ernie Banks, SS (94)

Starting Rotation:

SP1 | Clayton Kershaw, LHP (99)
SP2 | Greg Maddux, RHP (99)
SP3 | Chris Sale, LHP (99)
SP4 | Max Scherzer, RHP (99)
SP5 | Prestige Orel Hershiser, RHP (99)
Bullpen

LR | Sergio Romo, RHP (92)
MR | Eric Gagne RHP (98)
MR | Aroldis Chapman, LHP (97)
MR | John Smoltz, RHP (96)
SU | Rob Dibble, RHP (95)
SU | Rollie Fingers, RHP (96)
CL | Billy Wagner, LHP (99)

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@Dino-might_not said in Show-Off Your Squads: What do your squads look like?:

ROTATION
SP Scherzer
SP Prestige Maddux
SP Kershaw
SP Hershisher
SP Kluber/Wood/Seaver/Paxton/flavor of the week

I bought Scherzer back when he was first released but just tried him out the last two days and I've been terribly disappointed with him so far. I loved the Live Series version but this Awards series version is hard to control for some reason it seems.

I haven't looked at his individual pitch stats on DaddyLeagues, so maybe I'm just not using him correctly yet. If you happen to see this, would you mind explaining your approach with him? I'm assuming that he does well for you seeing as you listed him as your ace.

@the_dragon1912 said in Show-Off Your Squads: What do your squads look like?:

Great post. Not going to say my lineup right now because isn’t much different from anyone else, but I just want to say how much of a cheat code Carter Capps was in BR in MLB 17.

Right!? I loved that card, man!

That's why I brought that up in the bottom section of my All-Time White Sox post. I miss those niche guys so much.

I love when we get gold versions of Steve Cishek, Johnny Venters, and Darren O'Day. They need to continue to add to their pool of relievers in this game and since they have almost all of the "big names" now with Rivera, Wagner, Hoffman, Glavine, and Smoltz -- they should target some of the guys who would just be fun to bring back like Carter Capps, Koji Uehara, and Danny Farquhar.

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SS Prestige Rollins
LF Cobb
CF Prestige Mantle
RF Prestige Trout
1B Ruth (Trying our Gehrig At the moment)
3B Prestige Chipper
2B Tatis
C Posada

Rotation
Prestige Johnson
Sale
Kluber
Pearson
Giolito

Pen
Prestige Rivera
Prestige Henke
CAP Lefty Submarine
Dibble
SS Chapman
Wagner
McGee

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Lineup:
LF Trout (P)
CF Mantle (P)
RF Harper (P)
2B Hornsby
3B Tatis (P)
1B Ruth
C Posada
SS Rollins (P)

Bench:
Sheffield
Springer
J. Ramirez
Carlson
Yelich (Awards)

Rotation:
Herschiser (P)
Maddux (P)
Bumgarner
Kershaw
W. Johnson

Bullpen:
Henke (P)
Rivera
CAP Chet Steadman (I know)
McGee
Dibble
Fingers
Gagne

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@BodamEscapePlan said in Show-Off Your Squads: What do your squads look like?:

@Dino-might_not said in Show-Off Your Squads: What do your squads look like?:

ROTATION
SP Scherzer
SP Prestige Maddux
SP Kershaw
SP Hershisher
SP Kluber/Wood/Seaver/Paxton/flavor of the week

I bought Scherzer back when he was first released but just tried him out the last two days and I've been terribly disappointed with him so far. I loved the Live Series version but this Awards series version is hard to control for some reason it seems.

I haven't looked at his individual pitch stats on DaddyLeagues, so maybe I'm just not using him correctly yet. If you happen to see this, would you mind explaining your approach with him? I'm assuming that he does well for you seeing as you listed him as your ace.

@the_dragon1912 said in Show-Off Your Squads: What do your squads look like?:

Great post. Not going to say my lineup right now because isn’t much different from anyone else, but I just want to say how much of a cheat code Carter Capps was in BR in MLB 17.

Right!? I loved that card, man!

That's why I brought that up in the bottom section of my All-Time White Sox post. I miss those niche guys so much.

I love when we get gold versions of Steve Cishek, Johnny Venters, and Darren O'Day. They need to continue to add to their pool of relievers in this game and since they have almost all of the "big names" now with Rivera, Wagner, Hoffman, Glavine, and Smoltz -- they should target some of the guys who would just be fun to bring back like Carter Capps, Koji Uehara, and Danny Farquhar.

@BodamEscapePlan said in Show-Off Your Squads: What do your squads look like?:

@Dino-might_not said in Show-Off Your Squads: What do your squads look like?:

ROTATION
SP Scherzer
SP Prestige Maddux
SP Kershaw
SP Hershisher
SP Kluber/Wood/Seaver/Paxton/flavor of the week

I bought Scherzer back when he was first released but just tried him out the last two days and I've been terribly disappointed with him so far. I loved the Live Series version but this Awards series version is hard to control for some reason it seems.

I haven't looked at his individual pitch stats on DaddyLeagues, so maybe I'm just not using him correctly yet. If you happen to see this, would you mind explaining your approach with him? I'm assuming that he does well for you seeing as you listed him as your ace.

@the_dragon1912 said in Show-Off Your Squads: What do your squads look like?:

Great post. Not going to say my lineup right now because isn’t much different from anyone else, but I just want to say how much of a cheat code Carter Capps was in BR in MLB 17.

Right!? I loved that card, man!

That's why I brought that up in the bottom section of my All-Time White Sox post. I miss those niche guys so much.

I love when we get gold versions of Steve Cishek, Johnny Venters, and Darren O'Day. They need to continue to add to their pool of relievers in this game and since they have almost all of the "big names" now with Rivera, Wagner, Hoffman, Glavine, and Smoltz -- they should target some of the guys who would just be fun to bring back like Carter Capps, Koji Uehara, and Danny Farquhar.

Play the FB/cutter off each other with Scherzer. That's been the biggest difference for me over his LS card, the cutter has x1000 better command. In on the hands vs. lefties and out just off the plate vs. righties with the cutter and then same location next pitch with the FB. And then mix in the slider and changeup in this same situations enough to keep your opponent guessing, as well as the occasional front door cutter and high heat. I've only given up more than 1 run with Scherzer once, and they weren't particularly well-earned runs. Use the curve sparingly. You know why.

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rogers
tatis potm
pres mantle
lou
prres shef
trout mvp
presbrett
pres torrre

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  1. Tatis SS
  2. Prestige Mantle RF
  3. Trout CF
  4. Ted Williams LF
  5. Prestige Sheffield 3B
  6. Thames/Babe 1B (haven't decided who I like)
  7. Pudge C
  8. Cano 2B

Bench:
Griffey
Yelich
Castellanos
Prestige Posey
Prestige Biggio

Cards I sometimes sub in:
Prestige Bellinger
Prestige Didi
Jackie Robinson
Posada

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