He was my leadoff hitter for a week or so until I got Ichiro. Was hitting around .400 with him. Definitely a great value guy.
Same exact situation here. I flipped Andrew Jones a bunch yesterday while his price was sky high. Briefly thought about trying the headliners one more time, but 1-3 burned me. Put the stubs towards Mookie Betts instead. No regrets here.
That being said, the pack pullers are the real MVPs since they often use sell now so we can get cards cheaper. No patience.
Wow, I completely forgot about freeze offs. I’ve only had one and it was launch week, but my opponent quit pretty quickly before I even had the chance. Much better than 17 in that regard so far.
As for the OP, I would probably sell for Acuna and Bellinger if I were in your shoes.
I had him on my bench for a while, but once he got up to around 18k on the market I sold him. Way too many stubs locked up in a pinch runner and late game defensive replacement (for Cliff Floyd at the time). I put LS Trea Turner on the bench as a pinch runner / hitter at a fraction of the cost and he’s done just fine.
I have Mattingly at first and Ichiro in right. 100% going for Madbum. Glad to see a solid starting pitcher in there.
Nevermind. All of the Goose and Jones cards are disappearing too. That must be it...
Cy Young has been my ace for weeks. He’s pitched online twice in 29 games.
That right there is why I chose Ichiro over Kershaw. Ichiro makes a difference every game, and having him and Jose Reyes at the top of the lineup has led to more fastballs for the 3,4,5 guys. I’ll definitely pick up Kershaw or Ryan next, but a solid arguement could be made for taking one of the hitters now (especially Ichiro) while they’re still useable.
The two 99 pitchers will likely be top pitchers for months, where as some of the hitters are already obsolete depending on who you have pulled. Might as well get use out of them now if they help your lineup since you get everyone in the end anyway
I picked I’m up really early on, and he’s been great for me. I’m also a fan of his slurve. He is currently my #4 or #5 starter, so he does tend to have favorable match ups most of the time.
I typically ignore the catcher, so I didn’t notice. I completed this mission yesterday, but it was way more frustrating then it should have been. On my second attempt I made it 8 innings before the fun started. The CPU bunted 3 consecutive times to start the 9th. First was a bunt single, second guy bunted and reached on an error, third guy bunted them over to 2nd and third, and then I failed on a shallow sac fly... I had one or two other attempts where Ruth got lit up in the 1st for no good reason. Then I crushed them with a ton of strike outs.
There was another pitching mission where Ruth is playing for the Yankees later in his career. I think it’s all star and you just have to limit it to two runs or something. Was pitching a perfect game through the 8th. Sometimes this game is just screwy.
I picked Duke and like him so far under a very small sample size. I already had Ichiro, and needed more power. Gwynn will have to wait.
They talked about this in the most recent stream. On the card itself, the diamond fielding is a representation of all of the fielding stats together. While playing the game, the shield on the field is only based on the fielding stat. For example, arm strength wouldn’t factor in. If you think about it, that makes sense since arm strength isn’t going to help you get better animations for catches and such.
This would be nice, but as of right now now your best bet is to have the game open with the laptop. I finished off the free agent collection two days ago using this method. Went down the list one by one in the game to see who I didn’t have / hadn’t collected before, and then just searched for them on the laptop and put in buy orders. Much faster then going back and forth in game.
Jason Kendall is hitting over .400 for me. His speed is a huge plus, and he helps balance out a lefty heavy lineup. I don’t see him coming out until I get SS Pudge, and I’m still 4-5 collections away from him.
I’ve had this happen to me twice so far. It’s annoying, but at least when you consider the huge sample size of games I’ve played it doesn’t occur too often. Both times the ball landed past my outfielder and then he just casually strolled to the ball with no sense of urgency. One turned into a triple for a guy with like 40-50 speed.
According to How I Met Your Mother, the 1980’s didn’t come to Canada until the 1990’s. Your logic checks out.
This, plus you never know who you might need for an event or something. I got Gehrig day one off the market. Then I upgraded to Fred Mcgriff, and last night I picked up Don Mattingly to try out. I still found enough time to run through that map even though Keith would never start on my team.
Thanks for this. I was assuming it would stay, but was wondering the same thing.
Lofton has been great for my opponents... so no. You shouldn’t get him. Or at least wait until I make it up to World Series. Thanks.
I don’t feel that way at all, but I only buy The Show every other year. Played a ton of 17 while it was active, and then every once in a while the next year. Ramped up on 17 leading up to 19 and I’m loving the way everything is set up. Moments are a fantastic idea, even if some of them are way too hard. It reminds me a bit of NES remix but for baseball. Little bite sized missions for when I have a few free minutes. I get diamond level players at different levels for experience and get to actually choose them based on my teams needs, AND I eventually get everyone if I play enough. Amazing. I also love that they are doing more with conquest. The large map is too long to play over and over again for me, but adding these smaller maps is great.
The gameplay might not always be perfect, but the content is top notch. My suggestion is to take a break. You don’t want to get burned out if you’re not enjoying it just for the sake of grinding XP.
Edit: I forgot about the market and pack odds. While I was a bit annoyed at the whole market average thing at first since it seemed to make flipping more difficult, I have still done well enough and prices are WAY lower then they have been in the past. Pack odds also seem way better with The Show packs, and they are finally telling us what the odds are. I’ve already pulled three diamonds (Freeman, Sale, Judge) our of free packs you get just for playing the game. I also got 2-3 pieces of diamond equipment I was able to sell as post game rewards. For me, it’s easier than ever to build a quality squad if you’re just playing the game.
I blew a save with him yesterday in ranked seasons. A cutter in on the hands to Ozzie Albies, who doesn’t have great power. It got hit opposite field for a 2 run blast. Luckily I was able to come back in extra innings. I’m in the same boat. I locked him in to get Hersh, and right now he is my set up guy for Goose. He’s too good on paper to bench at the moment. Hopefully I can figure out how to pitch with him.
I picked Goose. He was a monster in 17, and has done pretty well for me so far in 19. I also got Cy Young from the market, but I’ve only had a chance to use him a handful of times in conquest. 20+ games online and he hasn’t come up once. The way the randomization works with starting pitching is enough reason to pick a guy you know you can actually use.
I liked Kerry Wood a lot, and he had a few dominant outings for me in ranked seasons. I sold him about a week ago though since I had completed the affinity programs for Sutton and Newhouser, the Dodgers collection for Hersh, got Sale in a pack, and had Prior and Young from the market. The stubs were just needed to help fill out other positions, but I may have to get him back on my next choice pack.
I could sell Cy Young to get Kerry Wood back, but I would like to use that guy at least ONCE online to see if he as good as he looks on paper. Maybe today will be the day...