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Don't forget Tiant

3/20/2019 1:30PM PDT
posted a comment in Quick Survey - Using your own money in 19.

I bought the DD edition, in case that extra amount counts as "spending on the game"

That said, I wait until there's a stub sale, then buy 1-2 of the 150k packs. Outside of purchasing the game, I suspect I'll drop $200-$300 on stubs, and try to hit on enough investments to buy everything else

3/20/2019 11:36AM PDT
posted a comment in IV Robb Nen or Finest Treinen.

No judgment about which pitcher is "better", but unless you are close to finishing the Nen program, just buy Trienen and enjoy him for the next week until TS19 drops. He's not crazy expensive.

3/18/2019 12:37PM PDT
posted a comment in Rickey Henderson in 19!.

Well done!

3/18/2019 10:34AM PDT

A 1980 All-Star version would probably be rated around 86-88, which would be comparable to other special edition players. 100 steals in 126 attempts, 303/420/399 triple slash, good defense in LF. 

3/18/2019 10:25AM PDT
created Rickey Henderson confirmed - GameStop Monday.

Rickey Henderson confirmed - GameStop Monday

3/18/2019 10:03AM PDT
posted a comment in What XP Program Sig are you choosing first.

Not sure until I see all the cards available at launch, but based on what we know right now, my order is Morgan, Robinson, Gwynn, Thomas, Snider

3/16/2019 9:12AM PDT
posted a comment in Pre Order Diamonds, Is anyone not going to choose Kerry Wood???.

If I pick any starting pitcher, it'll be Oswalt because I'm an Astros fan

I also don't want to pick anybody that will have a Signature card, so I'm leaning toward Posey, Kendall or Kinsler.

3/15/2019 3:47PM PDT
posted a comment in Well XP kicked Ticket Counter’s behind.

The deeper dive into XP Rewards was probably the best part of today's stream. Infinitely better than the Ticket Counter

3/14/2019 7:13PM PDT

To me, the Immortals were basically Pepe Alazar from TS17, a completely fictional player not based in reality. 

To use Nolan Ryan as an example, when he was pitching tons of innings and racking up tons of Ks in the 1970s, he walked more batters. As he got older he improved his command and control but he struck out fewer batters and pitched fewer innings. The Immortal Ryan had his pure power and stamina of the 1970s combined with the improved command of the late 1980s, which doesn't correspond to the pitcher Ryan was at any point in real life.

I don't want to come off as saying the Signature Series are dumb, or wrong, or inappropriate or anything like that. I won't insult anybody for being excited about them. Signature Series is a definite improvement on Immortals, but it's my personal preference to have players in the game that accurately reflect their historical counterparts. 

3/14/2019 5:44PM PDT
posted a comment in Stream thoughts?.

I really enjoyed and was excited by everything except the details about Signature Series cards, which confirmed them as slightly weakened, more varied, less grind-y Immortals with better card art (that one is just my opinion). SDS should've kept it simple and just had their peak year Topps cards be the highest rated version of the player. 

But rather than just dwell on the one thing I disliked, here are some things I liked;

-The XP Rewards program has a really nice sliding scale of rewards, consistently getting better and better as you progress.
-Loads of collection types for those of us (myself certainly included) who like to play the market and collect everything.
-Some solid legend reveals (Newhouser, Mattingly, B. Boone, Burnett), but still waiting on Craig Biggio SDS!
-Team Affinity rewards appear to be as good, if not slightly better, than TS18's Team Epic rewards, with much, much more palatable exchange/grind requirements.

-Battle Royale redraft

3/14/2019 5:02PM PDT
posted a comment in Which bugs would you most like to see fixed in The Show '19?.

Pitcher wall

3/12/2019 3:05PM PDT
posted a comment in Stream this week.

I'm expecting Wagner and Tris Speaker this week for no other reason than it seems like SDS made a huge push for early 20th century players for TS19. Why stop at Cy, Walter, Mathewson, Hornsby, Foxx, Gehrig and Cobb?

Hopefully, a similar push is made for 90s/2000s players either this year (and they haven't announced most of them yet) or TS20.

3/12/2019 6:44AM PDT

Also, looking at the blurred out flawless BR rewards, the middle one appears to be the HW Dale Murphy

3/11/2019 6:15AM PDT
posted a comment in Signature Series is what we wanted from Immortals.

I agree with Gradek, if these cards aren't representing an actual season the player had, they are just immortals with an improved card design. Not sure why they went this way, but there's also a lot left to discover, so I'll hold off on a final opinion at least until after the Thursday stream.

The Team Affinity programs look pretty sweet. When they show the Orioles program, you can see you earn Program Points by winning M2O on all the different difficulty levels. I'm assuming that, like the inning programs, there will be more available points to earn than are required to finish, but it does look like M2O will be worth playing extensively in TS19.

3/11/2019 6:05AM PDT
posted a comment in New Legends Today.

Based on the added importance of velocity and the seeming focus on older players, I'll go with Randy Johnson and Tris Speaker for today's big reveals

If they reveal four again instead of two, I'll add Carlos Beltran and Johan Santana

Bonus diamond flashback reveal predictions

Phillies - IV 2013 Cliff Lee

Dodgers - AS 1954 Jackie Robinson

Blue Jays - PS 1993 Joe Carter

Athletics - AS 1988 Dennis Eckersley

3/7/2019 12:21PM PST
posted a comment in Name one of your team's top prospects you most like to see a Future Star card of in 19?.

Astros - Forrest Whitley

3/4/2019 1:36PM PST

I made the comment four days ago, several hours before the stream started. Would've rather been right in predicting Big Unit, but there's still time.

3/4/2019 5:29AM PST

This is the correct answer

3/1/2019 5:18PM PST
posted a comment in Team based moments, what would you like to see?.

For the Astros, you could do an entire program just off the 2017 postseason
-Jose Altuve 3 HRs in Game 1 ALDS vs. BOS

-Justin Verlander 21 Ks in 16 IP in ALCS vs. NYY

-Lance McCullers pitches final four innings of Game 7 ALCS
-George Springer 5 HRs in World Series vs. LAD

-Marwin Gonzalez HR off Kenley Jansen Game 2 World Series

-Alex Bregman walk-off single off Jansen Game 5 World Series
-Charlie Morton pitches final four innings of Game 7  World Series

Outside of 2017, Mike Scott tossing a no-hitter against the Giants to clinch the 1986 NL West title could be fun

3/1/2019 1:29PM PST
posted a comment in 2 New Legends.

With the emphasis on making fastballs and contact more effective, I'll say Randy Johnson and Rogers Hornsby

2/28/2019 11:51AM PST

I agree with all of this - I would just add why can't SDS do both? No reason a robust uniform/logo creator can't exist side-by-side with using actual real-life uniforms

2/27/2019 6:08AM PST
posted a comment in Past cards you want to see back in the game.

PS Beltran

2/26/2019 8:54AM PST
posted a comment in Server Error.

My DD is going extremely slow on the off moments it's connected. Can play the market through the web fine though

2/23/2019 2:14PM PST
posted a comment in New Legend Yure most exited four?.

Probably Mays, with Pudge a close second

Still hoping for Biggio to be added, who would automatically be #1 on my list

2/22/2019 6:27AM PST