Stop it. You're 38-28 with a batting average of .248
I hate to be that guy, but come on man.
Stop leading off and I'll stop stepping off. The game already gives you one step by default.
Well, nobody asked for it, but here's a boring read on how I feel about the game (so far)
The TL;DR - it isn't and wasn't ready to be released. The beta played better than the current version of this game does.
Hitting: hitting FEELS much different than 19, but the outcomes of batted balls and swing feedback aren't. There are narrower timing windows, which helps increase the skill gap, which is a good thing in theory, but isn't implemented well in this game. Pitch speeds are all over the map. Timing windows don't make a lot of sense game to game and even swing to swing. It makes self assessing and adjusting needlessly difficult and frustrating, because many times, you don't have a clear understanding of what you should be doing differently.
Pitching: not fun. Pitching is normally my strength, but not this year. Pitcher attributes matter more this year, except when they don't. I can't tell you how many times I've tried to put a curve in the dirt and it's gotten crushed, even with high control pitchers. Losing borderline pitches to balls means you have to bite off more strike zone, which, in conjunction with the lack of command of pitches, means it gets hit a long way. Stamina is broken. Relievers are required to face 3 batters but are drained by the 2nd batter, resulting in larger PCIs and loss of confidence, which, in turn results in loss of effective pitching.
Fielding: not fun. Beyond broken. The faster meter was a nice touch, but I can't tell you how many times gold and diamond rated fielders have made costly errors at key moments, costing me runs and games. Or there's been a stupidly lax animation where a normal human would have some semblance of urgency. This isn't a secret by now, but fielding is by far the biggest issue in this game right now imo.
Other stuff: game breaking boundary rules like ground rule home runs and runners advancing several bases on passed balls. Lag in online play can be horrible. Etc.
All in all, I feel like a lot of this game's outcomes are out of my hands. I feel like either good luck or bad luck matters more than skill. I feel like this game wasn't ready to be released. Yes, there's a global shutdown and it's likely more difficult than ever to fix broken software. Usually, this is my main game. But with how.... clunky this game is right now, I'm not having much fun and have been spending more of my free time not playing this game than I ever thought.
Don't forget: protesting "the right way" has fallen on deaf ears for decades. Wasn't even that long ago that Olympic gold medals were stripped because two dudes protested in probably the most peaceful way imaginable. You can throw Kaepernick in that category, too.
Sorry it's inconvenient for you to see buildings burn on TV. It's decidedly more convenient than being treated with aggression by police based on nothing more than your skin tone.
Our refusal to listen, empathize, and evolve as a society is what forced radical action. Don't let the news tell you otherwise. Own it.
You know what’s sad to me? A habitual trash talker who blocks people on a forum site that give him a taste of his own medicine.
Almost as sad as someone who needs to create like 53 alt accounts so they can cry on a video game forum, eh Ryan?
With revamped catcher blocking this year, I value blocking/fielding/arm more than offensive production at the position.
Posey or Wieters are my moves.
I think you overrate that rating way too much. I don't see much of a difference with Kyle Schwarber catching in BR vs any diamond catchers.
That hasn't been my experience. I've noticed a huge discrepancy between not only the frequency, but also the severity of passed balls between different catchers of different block ratings.
Franco is a legitimate bullpen arm and the only one I'd keep of the three. But if you neither have any reason to play the event, nor any reason to sell, why do either?
Leagues. Perfect perfect. Catcher blocking actually did get a buff this year.
100% AGREE on catcher blocking. Last year was god awful.
I guess we should be thankful that something they said they fixed was actually (read: finally) fixed this time
@LankyRyan he looks good, just worried about his control and lack of a changeup/splitter. His 4seam doesn’t have outlier so his 2 seam isn’t a great speed difference so makes using the 2 seam tougher. The only thing thing that could save him is if the 2 seam has a lot of movement and can be used almost like a reverse cutter
Yeah to be honest I've never been a big fan of Betances cards, aside from the 4 pitch Rookie Betances. I get frustrated pitching with pitchers with poor control lol
There's a lot of tinkering to be done, based on how you pitch. I like to have a variety of different types of pitchers in the bullpen, personally. The only specific suggestion I can make that's going to help you immensely is to get rid of Morton.
For generalities, here's my current pen (to my best recollection, I'm not at the console):
The new Betances looks good too.
Yeah that new Betances looks like he might be pretty solid