97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!

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I'm actually pumped for this card. Always loved using Saberhagen. Been waiting to have a high end card for a couple years now!

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He's always underrated.

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@raesONE said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

He's always underrated.

Usually a great speed differential on FB to SL to CH, with all being very high level control and movement. I think it was '17 or '18 he never left my rotation

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Going to be tough to use him with the tendency for the curve to hang.

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@dogslax41 said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

Going to be tough to use him with the tendency for the curve to hang.

His Royals cards used sliders generally. His Mets cards were curves instead.. just in the past..

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@Nanthrax_1 said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

@dogslax41 said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

Going to be tough to use him with the tendency for the curve to hang.

His Royals cards used sliders generally. His Mets cards were curves instead.. just in the past..

Be interesting to see. If its from his 89 Cy Young year he had already abandoned his slider by that point. Not that SDS is bound by reality though.

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His 90 overall card last year was in my rotation nearly until finish I loved his speed differentials.

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@dogslax41 said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

@Nanthrax_1 said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

@dogslax41 said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

Going to be tough to use him with the tendency for the curve to hang.

His Royals cards used sliders generally. His Mets cards were curves instead.. just in the past..

Be interesting to see. If its from his 89 Cy Young year he had already abandoned his slider by that point. Not that SDS is bound by reality though.

Ya it's 1989.. it'll definitely be interesting if no slider. Will completely change how to use him for sure

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@Nanthrax_1 said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

@dogslax41 said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

@Nanthrax_1 said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

@dogslax41 said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

Going to be tough to use him with the tendency for the curve to hang.

His Royals cards used sliders generally. His Mets cards were curves instead.. just in the past..

Be interesting to see. If its from his 89 Cy Young year he had already abandoned his slider by that point. Not that SDS is bound by reality though.

Ya it's 1989.. it'll definitely be interesting if no slider. Will completely change how to use him for sure

Still looking forward to his control. Should be great on a 97. Add to that Felix releasing on the same day I can finally kick Hal to the curb.

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@dogslax41 said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

@Nanthrax_1 said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

@dogslax41 said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

@Nanthrax_1 said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

@dogslax41 said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

Going to be tough to use him with the tendency for the curve to hang.

His Royals cards used sliders generally. His Mets cards were curves instead.. just in the past..

Be interesting to see. If its from his 89 Cy Young year he had already abandoned his slider by that point. Not that SDS is bound by reality though.

Ya it's 1989.. it'll definitely be interesting if no slider. Will completely change how to use him for sure

Still looking forward to his control. Should be great on a 97. Add to that Felix releasing on the same day I can finally kick Hal to the curb.

Yup. Big rotation upgrades.
It'll probably make my rotation...
99 Kluber
97 Saberhagen
?? Felix
96 Hamels
95 Oswalt

Happy with that. Also happy Kluber is starting to get closer to being just another option instead of completely out of place

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He’s going to be attainable where?

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@Hikes83 said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

He’s going to be attainable where?

Tomorrow for headliner packs

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Hopefully he weighs more than 145 pounds.

Don't like seeing baby deer legs on the mound.

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@hoboadam said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

Hopefully he weighs more than 145 pounds.

Don't like seeing baby deer legs on the mound.

True! The video makes it seem he finally ate something.
I know what you mean though. Previous years made him look like a twig. It looked pretty weird that a stickman was throwing 97

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Sweet!!! Now we just need a signature Hershiser and I’ll be content. Oh and also Maddux

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@Nanthrax_1 said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

@hoboadam said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

Hopefully he weighs more than 145 pounds.

Don't like seeing baby deer legs on the mound.

True! The video makes it seem he finally ate something.
I know what you mean though. Previous years made him look like a twig. It looked pretty weird that a stickman was throwing 97

Randy Johnson enters the chat

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@Hikes83 said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

Sweet!!! Now we just need a signature Hershiser and I’ll be content. Oh and also Maddux

Yes!!!! Hershiser is my fav!! I was bummed we didn't get anything higher than a 92 last year...
And Maddux is who I'm looking forward to the most as well.
Love to use super high control guys.
Always a big fan of Fergie for that reason too

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I couldn’t take him out of my rotation last year even though he was a 92. Could pinpoint a fly with that card

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@Hikes83 said in 97 Awards Bret Saberhagen incoming!:

I couldn’t take him out of my rotation last year even though he was a 92. Could pinpoint a fly with that card

Yup, me too. I think I pitched 200 IP with his 92 last year, 2 ERA. I just love his pitchability and windup. Everything moves so well. Sinkers/cutters, curves and changeups. You have 4 or 5 options to set up hitters at any point that you can rely on, lefty or righty... Hershiser is the man