Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed

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@halfbutt said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

@Maverick31762 said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

This sort of makes sense. The first level of card you get on affinity is a gold prospect. Then diamond card. Next could be diamond prospect. Then Gold legend should be next. Then maybe diamond Or gold Rookie, followed by a maybe a diamond legend. Then end on a diamond legend and or diamond Finest card.

So for Yanks we get like Prosepecr Jason Dominguez, gold Rookie Cano, Diamond Posada, Finest Judge.

There already is a gold Canó.

Yeah, but this is a slightly better different gold Cano. This one has been evolved slightly, so it’s absolutely fine.

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I just dont get the point of this...maybe its just me but i was hoping for something else...JD Martinez, Stanton and Suarez just to name a few! Because the season is on lock right now and live series cards wont get any boost i was hoping for this but yeah lol im ready to give up an early/okay hr to some dude who never even played in the majors yet

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@genopolanco said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

@Speedy44 said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

@genopolanco said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

@Speedy44 said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

@genopolanco said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

I’m so confused how they could think this is a good idea.

Release an 86 Madrigal and a 95 Madrigal within the same month?

are we sure that is what happening ? Cause that would make zero sense

Yes. Madrigal has an 86 and he’s a headliner this week as a 95.

Ya a headliner card is not a team affinity 2 card

That’s beside the point.
Lol that’s literally the topic of the thread

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@formallyforearms said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

I would like to have a poll made, to see what the percentages are that are happy with this.

I’d rather see a poll of those who constantly complain, yet manage to play the game everyday.

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@Speedy44 said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

@genopolanco said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

@Speedy44 said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

@genopolanco said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

@Speedy44 said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

@genopolanco said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

I’m so confused how they could think this is a good idea.

Release an 86 Madrigal and a 95 Madrigal within the same month?

are we sure that is what happening ? Cause that would make zero sense

Yes. Madrigal has an 86 and he’s a headliner this week as a 95.

Ya a headliner card is not a team affinity 2 card

That’s beside the point.
Lol that’s literally the topic of the thread

My point was they are releasing 2 versions of the same player a month apart.

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@bskcoop2281 said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

@formallyforearms said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

I would like to have a poll made, to see what the percentages are that are happy with this.

I’d rather see a poll of those who constantly complain, yet manage to play the game everyday.

Yo man, I'm not constantly complaining. This is a monumental L in my opinion though. Giving out 90+ and 95+ diamonds to players that haven't ever even had an at bat, or thrown a single pitch in the majors is insanely dumb.

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@formallyforearms said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

@bskcoop2281 said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

@formallyforearms said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

I would like to have a poll made, to see what the percentages are that are happy with this.

I’d rather see a poll of those who constantly complain, yet manage to play the game everyday.

Yo man, I'm not constantly complaining. This is a monumental L in my opinion though. Giving out 90+ and 95+ diamonds to players that haven't ever even had an at bat, or thrown a single pitch in the majors is insanely dumb.

Perhaps, I also tire of getting Christy Mathewson or even Ty Cobb. I have a little OCD about my players wearing batting gloves.

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This is no disrespect to Mr Dunning.....but.....Dane Dunning is already 25 years old, missed all of last season because of Tommy John Surgery....never pitched above AA....and he gets a 91 card?? C'mon.....

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I guess it makes sense given the game history. They have been releasing future star diamonds this early for 2 years now. only difference is now we have prospect diamonds as well.
I see them filling in the other young stars that have no diamond yet like:
Yordan Alverez
Gavin Lux
Brandon Lowe
Mike Soroka
Eloy Jimenez
Cavan Biggio
John Means
Dakota Hudson

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@Lie-on-Lion said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

I guess it makes sense given the game history. They have been releasing future star diamonds this early for 2 years now. only difference is now we have prospect diamonds as well.
I see them filling in the other young stars that have no diamond yet like:
Yordan Alverez
Gavin Lux
Brandon Lowe
Mike Soroka
Eloy Jimenez
Cavan Biggio
John Means
Dakota Hudson

Players like Eloy Jimenez, Yordan Alvarez, and Mike Soroka have had successful seasons in MLB. That's much more believable than randomly assigning 90+ diamonds to players that haven't played a single game.

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@formallyforearms said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

@Lie-on-Lion said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

I guess it makes sense given the game history. They have been releasing future star diamonds this early for 2 years now. only difference is now we have prospect diamonds as well.
I see them filling in the other young stars that have no diamond yet like:
Yordan Alverez
Gavin Lux
Brandon Lowe
Mike Soroka
Eloy Jimenez
Cavan Biggio
John Means
Dakota Hudson

Players like Eloy Jimenez, Yordan Alvarez, and Mike Soroka have had successful seasons in MLB. That's much more believable than randomly assigning 90+ diamonds to players that haven't played a single game.

You mean like Casey Mize, Jesus Luzardo, and Wander Franco?

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@formallyforearms said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

@Lie-on-Lion said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

I guess it makes sense given the game history. They have been releasing future star diamonds this early for 2 years now. only difference is now we have prospect diamonds as well.
I see them filling in the other young stars that have no diamond yet like:
Yordan Alverez
Gavin Lux
Brandon Lowe
Mike Soroka
Eloy Jimenez
Cavan Biggio
John Means
Dakota Hudson

Players like Eloy Jimenez, Yordan Alvarez, and Mike Soroka have had successful seasons in MLB. That's much more believable than randomly assigning 90+ diamonds to players that haven't played a single game.

I agree completely. I'm not for any of the prospects being diamond myself... but I can see that being the list they start adding to team affinity.

I always believed they could do this and satisfy everyone if they just made it restrictive like events. You can play RS minor league and RS major league. Or something like that. give the prospects love, but not on equal playing field as proven major leaguers.

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@ImDFC said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

@formallyforearms said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

@Lie-on-Lion said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

I guess it makes sense given the game history. They have been releasing future star diamonds this early for 2 years now. only difference is now we have prospect diamonds as well.
I see them filling in the other young stars that have no diamond yet like:
Yordan Alverez
Gavin Lux
Brandon Lowe
Mike Soroka
Eloy Jimenez
Cavan Biggio
John Means
Dakota Hudson

Players like Eloy Jimenez, Yordan Alvarez, and Mike Soroka have had successful seasons in MLB. That's much more believable than randomly assigning 90+ diamonds to players that haven't played a single game.

You mean like Casey Mize, Jesus Luzardo, and Wander Franco?

Yes, like those. 2 pitchers whose cards put them in the top 6 rated "current pitchers".

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This is a dumb move by sds. I think most people would’ve preferred multiple higher overalls of good current players or legends like say a 91 then 94 then a 97 and finally a 99 of cards like say Griffey and miggy. Nobody wants this and it’s kinda disrespectful.

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This wouldn’t have been so upsetting if we didn’t already have a whole other set of prospect cards of the same players. It would still be very, very dumb, just not as egregious.

Prospects already had their set, so none of them should’ve been Future Stars. That should be only for first or second year young players.

And to people saying the pandemic is the cause of this, Stage 2 has said “coming in the future” since the beginning. This was all planned from the start.

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I agree with everyone saying its dumb that there are prospects who are also getting a future stars card. I would have no problem with it if these new future stars cards didn't already have a diamond card. Just seems lazy IMO. Although as a Phillies fan, I will definitely take a 95 Bohm. Praying for Kingery as the team affinity future star

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@formallyforearms said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

I would like to have a poll made, to see what the percentages are that are happy with this.

I am happy with free high diamonds. If you aren't, spend money and buy high diamonds. To each their own!

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@lucas8181 said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

@formallyforearms said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

I would like to have a poll made, to see what the percentages are that are happy with this.

I am happy with free high diamonds. If you aren't, spend money and buy high diamonds. To each their own!

High diamonds are completely different than fabricated randomly boosted players that have never played in MLB. So, if they made Pepe Alazar again, that's cool according to your logic. Because that's all these cards are. Varying versions of Pepe Alazar. They may as well make a Tony Danza 95 rated diamond from Angels in the Outfield. As long as it's free, right?

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@pbake12 said in Affinity stage 2 is future stars: confirmed:

They were probably planning on more Topps now type of cards, but without a season going on, options are limited. However, new variations of legend cards would have been better than fake rating cards, imo.

I agree 100%. Is rather have more legend and flashback options. Different years, different. They have soooo many options.

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Great, more cards with ratings that makes 0 sense. Go back to the rating model from 2017 already.

It’s also very stupid that some players who never played in the bigs will have 2 diamonds card in april.

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