no, you're right, it's still very much a thing. it goes beyond DD tho, my most recent MTO run is getting ruined because George Springer and Michael Brantley are conspiring against me whenever a ball hit 60 mph heads their directions (in other runs, they've made numerous sportscenter top 10 plays against me, so i know it's not bc of their fielding)
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id probably go with power or balanced. having good contact is always a good thing, but so far, having good vision and power seems to be more helpful than having great contact and vision. but yeah, might be a good idea to hold off until the next two or three patches if you have a good shortstop right now
So I guess none of the cool kids have gold cards in their lineup anymore?
I thought this thread would be about, yknow, LS Matt Olson or Eugenia Suarez or the like.
i've always been a huge fan of olson and i either want to go for him or snell (FOF versions) after gleyber. i've of course heard a ton about the gallo, but i love olson's swing more
I disagree with the statement above. I like Buxton a ton, not just for his defense (best in the game currently) but he has sneaky pop and speed kills. Perfect #8 hitter right now. No need to find your big bat in CF at this stage, plenty of sluggers on the corner positions to fill the heart of your line up.
i don't really remember the stats correctly for him, so i may be wrong about him. i haven't had a chance to use him nor have i faced him, i'm just basing it off cards i've faced with similar or better stats. may give him a shot though
wouldn't recommend. FOTF buxton is just a fielding card, doesn't have much in terms of hitting. i've stuck with grandy almost as soon as he came out, and i'm very happy with him. if you want someone else in center, i'd suggest either FOTF lo cain (not much power, but the vision and contact are good for top of the lineup) or even someone like acuna or bellinger
Flashback (maybe even MVP) Pedroia
Don't need all of them, would mainly love the Koji and Pedroia
I never really try to spend my stubs on multiple diamonds, instead trying to find budget low diamonds/high golds who can play well and then splurge on any diamond I want. I'd say I have a pretty solid team so far, but am always looking for an upgrade. What cards have you guys used that don't cost too much, but play really well?
Jimmy Rollins, Todd Helton, and Duke Snider are all fantastic
do you know if Rollins has eligibility at second? I have bogaerts at short right now and feel no need to get Lindor or Javy (especially since I'm gunning for FOF Gleyber currently), but I've definitely been interested in trying Rollins out
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There's a great chance it's Manny Ramirez. They seem to emphasize the 99 part, so maybe they're thinking of the jersey number 99 in addition to the overall. And as for the steroid issue, they have Piazza and Giambi in, so adding in Manny shouldn't be an issue
I'm not normally one to complain on here, but I have no issue pointing out flaws that can be fixed. It's no secret that this game has some things which can be easily fixed. So how about making one thread that everyone can use to voice which aspects they find troubling? Here are a few that I think most people would agree need to be fixed sooner rather than later:
-Make MTO double points again. Better yet, just make that the standard. They take way too long to do and aren't that worth it. The showdowns are all so different that it's hard to grind them out. There is literally no reason why the MTO point system is what it is
-Fix good/good's. Attributes only play so much of a role. With perfect/perfect's, it honestly doesn't matter who you have hitting unless they have 22 power. If you get a perfect/perfect with anyone above like 50 power, chances are that's a home run. So how come when we get good wood on something that isn't quite a perfect/perfect, it's a pop up to second base, even if the batter is, say, Nolan Arenado?
-Fielding is so much better now than it was a few weeks ago, but there are still some issues. One issue I had before the patch and still have is turning double plays. I have Arenado at third, and you're telling me that on a slow roller right to him where he doesn't have to move, he misses an easy throw to second? It's a problem I've run into quite a bit. It's not that big a deal, but it still messes up the rhythm and flow of the game.
These may not apply to everyone, but I've seen a fair amount of mentions for these things. If it seems like I'm complaining, then sure, I'm complaining. But if you agree with this, make it relevant so SDS can see and hopefully implement these or any other bugs or mishaps you guys think should be fixed.
Never done collections in prior games, but today I said [censored] it and have about 11-12 teams done and no less than 10 cards per team so far. Any tips on how to best do them? Like, should I be doing them at night since they're cheaper, do I hold off on locking in high diamonds and focus on cheaper diamonds, anything helps, really. I'm just winging it at this point
Moncada is actually my best hitter so far
then in that case, one of the FS outfielders would probably be a better move. i'd assume one of the 3rd inning bosses is going to be an outfielder, so you could just sit on the stubs until they're revealed and u can determine if they're worth the time and stubs
ur team seems pretty solid so maybe just keep sitting on ur stubs until the next inning drops. if u really want an upgrade then i recommend doing TA's so you can get some of the new FS cards. right now i'd argue second base is more of a need so maybe go after brujan for the rays. if u want an outfielder tho, ramos for the giants or trammell for the padres would fit well too
Whoever it is, they can’t be worse than Joe Carter.
idk what u mean, I'm liking the Carter so far. will he lose effectiveness as I climb ranked seasons?
I don’t mean the card itself, I mean the fact that they actually made Joe Carter a boss.
i get that, but i also think that this early in the game, it's acceptable. if it were like a 7th inning boss, that'd be different
minnie is probably the way to go. could use some more speed in that lineup. push cargo or gallo to the bench. but i will say i recently chose ryne and first game he went 3/5 with a bomb and two doubles. either way you go, not like ur likely to be disappointed with any of them
Shouldn't he be a reliever?
no bc he'll be a reliever this year (whenever this year starts, if at all), but long term he'll be a starter. I'm guessing that's what they'll do with a few other of their pitching prospects like gray or gonsolin