Greg Maddux

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This may be one of the worst diamond pitchers I’ve ever witnessed... holy smokes

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Smoltz is worse, LS Strasburg is worse, LS Flaherty is worse. Remember diamond does not equal good. Unless they are 90+ I wouldn’t complain that a card isn't good, because alot of 85-89 diamonds aren’t

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I do work with smoltz Maddux I love to see entering a ranked season game lol.

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@RustyyRed said in Greg Maddux:

I do work with smoltz Maddux I love to see entering a ranked season game lol.

Smoltz is 100x better. For the pitcher that Maddux was this card does him no justice

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My experience is total opposite. Maddux has been great for me. Way more options for sequence variety w/ his pitches. I've had a lot of success with him.

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Maddux has been great for me too. Not too fond of his sinker/off-speed focused repertoire. Typically I don't like pitchers that rely on the sinker for strike 1. But he's been worth the pick. Glavine is excellent so far, too.

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@STLMattinals_ said in Greg Maddux:

@RustyyRed said in Greg Maddux:

I do work with smoltz Maddux I love to see entering a ranked season game lol.

Smoltz is 100x better. For the pitcher that Maddux was this card does him no justice

Guys who don’t throw 98-100 in this game are basically useless. Sorry, it’s true.

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@McGalamaad said in Greg Maddux:

@STLMattinals_ said in Greg Maddux:

@RustyyRed said in Greg Maddux:

I do work with smoltz Maddux I love to see entering a ranked season game lol.

Smoltz is 100x better. For the pitcher that Maddux was this card does him no justice

Guys who don’t throw 98-100 in this game are basically useless. Sorry, it’s true.

You’re right, and unfortunately I didn’t know that when I got it at midnight on the pre launch. It sucks that the specialty type pitchers aren’t worth a darn.

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Diamond pitchers do tend to be trash, I’ve got maddux, glavin, Keller and Morton. Jesus Christ they make me wanna pull out my hair sometimes I swear

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@STLMattinals_ said in Greg Maddux:

@McGalamaad said in Greg Maddux:

@STLMattinals_ said in Greg Maddux:

@RustyyRed said in Greg Maddux:

I do work with smoltz Maddux I love to see entering a ranked season game lol.

Smoltz is 100x better. For the pitcher that Maddux was this card does him no justice

Guys who don’t throw 98-100 in this game are basically useless. Sorry, it’s true.

You’re right, and unfortunately I didn’t know that when I got it at midnight on the pre launch. It sucks that the specialty type pitchers aren’t worth a darn.

Yep, that’s why I knew Mariano Rivera would be useless once this game. Sucks, but it’s true.

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Weird, both Rivera and Maddux have been excellent for me.

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When they do a prime or awards or SS Maddux, I'm sure it will be filthy. The control and BB/9 would be maxed out, with absolutely disgusting movement on his 2 seamer and change

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Yeah to each their own I guess. Has been dominant for me and Im 15-0 ranked so far. Him and FotF Ohtani as my top guys

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Maddux has been awesome for me too. I don't think any of my starters throw above 95 and I don't have an issue minimizing runs. Movement and location are more important to me.

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It was easy to predict that Maddux/Glavine would be useless, just because of their pitch speeds. It’s probably the only thing this game can’t recreate online: the crafty Maddux, Moyer, Rueter, that Jays guy that threw 50% CH 3-4 years ago. Smoltz is useful-ish because of his FB, but that slider hangs A LOT.

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@STLMattinals_ said in Greg Maddux:

This may be one of the worst diamond pitchers I’ve ever witnessed... holy smokes

Coming from a Braves fan, I cried when I sold him. He averaged lik 5 IP and minimum 3 hr allowed per start online for me.

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@zach_b25 said in Greg Maddux:

@STLMattinals_ said in Greg Maddux:

This may be one of the worst diamond pitchers I’ve ever witnessed... holy smokes

Coming from a Braves fan, I cried when I sold him. He averaged lik 5 IP and minimum 3 hr allowed per start online for me.

Just wait until an signature or prime Maddux comes out. I dont know why everyone is worring about a card that is literally meant to start your silver teams the first week. Put it this way. The special edition 1/30 bob feller was HORRIBLE last year. His sig series was one of the best pitchers in the game. Once the braves big 3 have 99 versions they will be good. A good pitch selection is all you need in the upper tiers. Look at Sergio Romo for example from last year. These cards are easy to hit because of trash Per/9s, not because the dont have the velocity. People say that every single year that a pitcher needs velocity to be good online. That could not be farther from the truth. Also I fully expect pitching to be tweaked by the time the good versions of these cards release

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I do pretty good with Maddux. Jury is still out on Smoltz, hit & miss. Haven't picked up Glavine yet.

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@the_dragon1912 said in Greg Maddux:

@zach_b25 said in Greg Maddux:

@STLMattinals_ said in Greg Maddux:

This may be one of the worst diamond pitchers I’ve ever witnessed... holy smokes

Coming from a Braves fan, I cried when I sold him. He averaged lik 5 IP and minimum 3 hr allowed per start online for me.

Just wait until an signature or prime Maddux comes out. I dont know why everyone is worring about a card that is literally meant to start your silver teams the first week. Put it this way. The special edition 1/30 bob feller was HORRIBLE last year. His sig series was one of the best pitchers in the game. Once the braves big 3 have 99 versions they will be good. A good pitch selection is all you need in the upper tiers. Look at Sergio Romo for example from last year. These cards are easy to hit because of trash Per/9s, not because the dont have the velocity. People say that every single year that a pitcher needs velocity to be good online. That could not be farther from the truth. Also I fully expect pitching to be tweaked by the time the good versions of these cards release

Bit they do need it; this year hr/9 doesn’t affect H2H so games of Kershaw throwing everything down the pipe with little to no consequence won’t happen

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@yankblan said in Greg Maddux:

@the_dragon1912 said in Greg Maddux:

@zach_b25 said in Greg Maddux:

@STLMattinals_ said in Greg Maddux:

This may be one of the worst diamond pitchers I’ve ever witnessed... holy smokes

Coming from a Braves fan, I cried when I sold him. He averaged lik 5 IP and minimum 3 hr allowed per start online for me.

Just wait until an signature or prime Maddux comes out. I dont know why everyone is worring about a card that is literally meant to start your silver teams the first week. Put it this way. The special edition 1/30 bob feller was HORRIBLE last year. His sig series was one of the best pitchers in the game. Once the braves big 3 have 99 versions they will be good. A good pitch selection is all you need in the upper tiers. Look at Sergio Romo for example from last year. These cards are easy to hit because of trash Per/9s, not because the dont have the velocity. People say that every single year that a pitcher needs velocity to be good online. That could not be farther from the truth. Also I fully expect pitching to be tweaked by the time the good versions of these cards release

Bit they do need it; this year hr/9 doesn’t affect H2H so games of Kershaw throwing everything down the pipe with little to no consequence won’t happen

He was still a top 3 pitcher after the HR/9 change. The reason people got rocked with him at the end of the year is because people faced him so many times it didn't matter. In 17 AND 18, where HR/9 didn't matter. The best non Knuckle ball pitchers were Orel Hershiser both games. Sure, flamethrowers are always the best pitchers early on, but thats usually because of lack of Sinker/cutter pitchers that are high rated and an extreme lack of high vision batters to use

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