Credit where credit's due!

I haven't been on here in a while but I've been paying attention from a distance to new drops and I gotta say, SDS gets a double A PLUS on content this year. Hope it stays that way!!!

I like this post. Lotta people get on here and just bash the gameplay

The silent majority agree with you.

@mjfc_363 said in Credit where credit's due!:

I haven't been on here in a while but I've been paying attention from a distance to new drops and I gotta say, SDS gets a double A PLUS on content this year. Hope it stays that way!!!

No doubt. Content-wise I have very little to complain and there's no question that MLB is the least pay-to-win out of all the sports ultimate modes.

Content is meh imo. I despise the super cards we've seen from the last 2 years, LS Trout needs to be a 99 again. Imagine the quality of these players if stats ended at 99 like in 17. There would be far far more choices for end game.

@Ikasnu said in Credit where credit's due!:

Content is meh imo. I despise the super cards we've seen from the last 2 years, LS Trout needs to be a 99 again. Imagine the quality of these players if stats ended at 99 like in 17. There would be far far more choices for end game.

TBH, there have been far more cards to use this year prior to the last few years. That’s a good gripe, but a little misleading

As a conquest map fan, its been the best year ever! Just having all the maps is awesome, but they fill them with free packs and surprises, too.

SDS did an amazing job keeping us busy with content this year. Its the best 60 dollar investment of any sports game. You could literally have spent ZERO cents for 9 months and never run out of stuff to do in MLB the Show 19.

Im actually excited to see what they do next.....
Im also worried that having to put resources into moving the game to the XBox platform next year (2021) is going to hurt the game this year. I believe it wasnt SDS's choice....i think the MLB demanded the game be multiplatform....but it will be SDS's responsibility to get it done. I could totally see us getting less content in 2020 because they need to spend an entire team to develop the XBox version.

Agreed!!

@Ikasnu said in Credit where credit's due!:

Content is meh imo. I despise the super cards we've seen from the last 2 years, LS Trout needs to be a 99 again. Imagine the quality of these players if stats ended at 99 like in 17. There would be far far more choices for end game.

Why would there be far more choices? I'm not arguing against the idea of LS being 99 again, but I fail to see how it would create more choices? Would LS Trout be usable? Sure, but then there wouldn't be a 99 Immortal/Sig/Finest Trout, so at best it's a draw, not "more" choices.

yeah OP right on pal !!!!!!

im with ya

@eatyum said in Credit where credit's due!:

@Ikasnu said in Credit where credit's due!:

Content is meh imo. I despise the super cards we've seen from the last 2 years, LS Trout needs to be a 99 again. Imagine the quality of these players if stats ended at 99 like in 17. There would be far far more choices for end game.

Why would there be far more choices? I'm not arguing against the idea of LS being 99 again, but I fail to see how it would create more choices? Would LS Trout be usable? Sure, but then there wouldn't be a 99 Immortal/Sig/Finest Trout, so at best it's a draw, not "more" choices.

Specific Gold cards would still be useable, so would LS diamonds.

@Ikasnu said in Credit where credit's due!:

Content is meh imo. I despise the super cards we've seen from the last 2 years, LS Trout needs to be a 99 again. ... There would be far far more choices for end game.

If your argument is that there is not enough endgame lineup diversity in 19, then you're doing it wrong.

If your argument is that Live Series cards should top out at the same rating as literally all-time greats ... that seems to be a losing argument as well.

@SaveFarris said in Credit where credit's due!:

@Ikasnu said in Credit where credit's due!:

Content is meh imo. I despise the super cards we've seen from the last 2 years, LS Trout needs to be a 99 again. ... There would be far far more choices for end game.

If your argument is that there is not enough endgame lineup diversity in 19, then you're doing it wrong.

If your argument is that Live Series cards should top out at the same rating as literally all-time greats ... that seems to be a losing argument as well.

Try finding a pitching rotation/bullpen at the HoF level that doesn't include Wagner, Jansen, Fingers, Kershaw, Feller, Chapman. Or a lineup that doesn't include Bellinger. Griffey, May's, Thomas, Wagner, ect. Point is every game has had the select 10-15 players who appear on almost every roster you face.

Live series cards were perfectly viable up until 17, and were at least comparable to some of the greats. Trout should always be a 99 OVR, you can't argue that. Live series players need to be viable at least somewhere on a roster. I haven't seen a single LS player, bullpen or otherwise, since June.

IMO, I think they should do away with the +99 stats except for very few exceptions. Certain pitchers should be able to throw up to 105, and that might mean giving them higher than 99 velocity. Certain position players are just plain faster and should get slightly over 99 speed. Also, few positional players are/were better than 99 level hitters (contact/power/vision), but none should be in the 125 range and not as many should be over 100 like there is.
I personally prefer having the player's best year card vs the career card (immortal/SS). If you go with this option, then LS players stay viable all year IF, and this is a big if, towards the end of the season they begin weighing their current year abilities over their previous two year abilities. Meaning if Bellinger stays on a tear all year he gets a better bump late in the year because he's playing much better than the previous two years that are holding him back. Other option could be giving them permanent IE boosts based on year averages, but adding that boost to vision as well based on them striking out less than their career avg.
This would make LS cards more viable and eliminate the juiced immortal and SS cards. Truthfully though, the only area where this may improve lineup diversity is pitching (starters and relievers). The best cards are always going to be the best cards and everyone will want to use them.

@bunt-dancing said in Credit where credit's due!:

I like this post. Lotta people get on here and just bash the gameplay

They bash cause most of them are trash..@mitchhammond24 is humble and quietly one of the best in the game..Seen his name pop up on a tube post by a SonyPartner I think, and dudes face in the thumbnail said it all..Humbleness from him..The same way I live my life , no brag just facts and actions speaking everything for me..This was a good post and respect for letting him know that as well..This is how you do a sports game with content [censored] near to the next one..Some want to complain it plays like a video game, but they come close to nailing the look and feel of baseball.. All that and you dont have to spend a dime to field a sick team..I dont knock those who do or bought stubs..Its their money and life..Besides I've played plenty people who bought their team..I got on around program 4 and seen stacked teams ridiculous and some couldnt play a lick..You still have to execute and play smart..I've been beaten by a team of mostly golds recently. He could play and I'm sure hes up there. I never look at those leaderboards usually.

@theu715 said in Credit where credit's due!:

Also, few positional players are/were better than 99 level hitters (contact/power/vision), but none should be in the 125 range and not as many should be over 100 like there is.

For the most part, I agree, but I think it's fitting for someone like a Joey Gallo who hit 100 career HR before he hit 100 career singles.

@SaveFarris said in Credit where credit's due!:

@Ikasnu said in Credit where credit's due!:

Content is meh imo. I despise the super cards we've seen from the last 2 years, LS Trout needs to be a 99 again. ... There would be far far more choices for end game.

If your argument is that there is not enough endgame lineup diversity in 19, then you're doing it wrong.

If your argument is that Live Series cards should top out at the same rating as literally all-time greats ... that seems to be a losing argument as well.

Um Mike trout can’t compete with all time greats?

Guys like Clayton Kershaw, max scherzer, Justin verlander haven’t had hall of fame level careers?

Jacob Degrom and Gerrit Cole aren’t on ridiculous runs right now that could compete with all time greats?

Mike Trout has an OPS of 1.083 this year
Hanley Ramirez has a career high ops of 1.040

Signature series Hanley Ramirez has better hitting ratings than live series Mike Trout

As a jays fan I love josh Donaldson, his career high ops is .953, Mike trout this year had an ops of 1.083 Sig series Donaldson has much better hitting ratings than live series trout like much better...

Donaldson is +6 contact vs RHP
+22 contact vs LHP
Trout is +4 power vs RHP
Donaldson is +29 power vs LHP

Reggie Jackson hit .265 for his career in Oakland, please tell me how he should be +8 contact vs RHP over Trout or +9 contact vs LHP over Trout?

Signature series and immortals exist for one reason and one reason only, to prepare everybody for a move to EA’s card system which is probably coming in 2021 when the show goes multi platform. I would not be surprised if they announced they were not upgrading live series cards anymore next year.

To give you an idea what it looks like in NHL 20;

Alex ovechkin of the Washington capitals has 8 different cards

86 ovr base card
86 ovr team of the year nominee card
88 ovr prime time card
89 ovr heavy hitters card
90 ovr different prime time card
92 ovr different prime time cared
92 ovr team of the week card
92 ovr dynamic duos card

That’s why signature series cards and immortals exist, to prepare everybody for that and you guys are already using the line that they’re going to use to justify it; “there’s so many different cards to use this year”

@Ikasnu said in Credit where credit's due!:

@eatyum said in Credit where credit's due!:

@Ikasnu said in Credit where credit's due!:

Content is meh imo. I despise the super cards we've seen from the last 2 years, LS Trout needs to be a 99 again. Imagine the quality of these players if stats ended at 99 like in 17. There would be far far more choices for end game.

Why would there be far more choices? I'm not arguing against the idea of LS being 99 again, but I fail to see how it would create more choices? Would LS Trout be usable? Sure, but then there wouldn't be a 99 Immortal/Sig/Finest Trout, so at best it's a draw, not "more" choices.

Specific Gold cards would still be useable, so would LS diamonds.

But when LS diamonds are usable, they won't get higher flashbacks. And I don't think golds would still be usable at this point in the year. As I said before, it's a draw at best.

@eatyum said in Credit where credit's due!:

@Ikasnu said in Credit where credit's due!:

@eatyum said in Credit where credit's due!:

@Ikasnu said in Credit where credit's due!:

Content is meh imo. I despise the super cards we've seen from the last 2 years, LS Trout needs to be a 99 again. Imagine the quality of these players if stats ended at 99 like in 17. There would be far far more choices for end game.

Why would there be far more choices? I'm not arguing against the idea of LS being 99 again, but I fail to see how it would create more choices? Would LS Trout be usable? Sure, but then there wouldn't be a 99 Immortal/Sig/Finest Trout, so at best it's a draw, not "more" choices.

Specific Gold cards would still be useable, so would LS diamonds.

But when LS diamonds are usable, they won't get higher flashbacks. And I don't think golds would still be usable at this point in the year. As I said before, it's a draw at best.

Not true at all, scherzer was a diamond in 17 and had a 95 ovr diamond flashback that you got for collecting all the tigers

Live series Donaldson was 92 overall diamond in 17 and had a 99 ovr hardware flashback

@eatyum said in Credit where credit's due!:

@Ikasnu said in Credit where credit's due!:

@eatyum said in Credit where credit's due!:

@Ikasnu said in Credit where credit's due!:

Content is meh imo. I despise the super cards we've seen from the last 2 years, LS Trout needs to be a 99 again. Imagine the quality of these players if stats ended at 99 like in 17. There would be far far more choices for end game.

Why would there be far more choices? I'm not arguing against the idea of LS being 99 again, but I fail to see how it would create more choices? Would LS Trout be usable? Sure, but then there wouldn't be a 99 Immortal/Sig/Finest Trout, so at best it's a draw, not "more" choices.

Specific Gold cards would still be useable, so would LS diamonds.

But when LS diamonds are usable, they won't get higher flashbacks. And I don't think golds would still be usable at this point in the year. As I said before, it's a draw at best.

In 17 gold Corey Seager, I think he was 85 overall was some people’s end game shortstop. My number 5 starter was gold 86 BO Oliver Perez

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