First Basemen

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Kirriloff easy!

I'm sitting here bored can't sleep just messing around swinging at everything he's pretty unstoppable best 1st you won't regret unless you try don't try the card.

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@dcordash1 said in First Basemen:

@LankyRyan said in First Basemen:

Uhhh. Wut?

it's like someone once told me about FIFA Soccer shortly after I added Messi to my lineup with a lucky card pull. Went on to lose more games with Messi than I won before I added him.

Messi, if you don't know soccer, is arguably the best player in the world.

So, I go off on a forum rant about the lack of impact cards have. Citing Messi as a valid argument. Guy replies, "It's a hopeless and randomized game. To keep your sanity create a team of players you like. When the AI gives you a win..be happy, when the AI hands you a loss at least you lost with a team of likable players" I don't like hardly any MLB players though. All a bunch of douches that, likely, go to etiquette school. Forbidden by their agents to show a personality.

Soccer players, though, have personality. I was able to create a team with guys like Ibrahimovic, Renaldo, Kimmich, etc. Played parity soccer which is typical in these online sports sims..it's how they're built. But, the erratic and questionable game play was a little easier to take.

So, uhhh. Wut.

When did I ever say anything about overall ratings though? I'm asking people for their experiences with specific pros and cons.

I honestly have no idea what you're talking about, but keep on keepin on brother.

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@xElRojo44x said in First Basemen:

Good stuff Gentlemen. Anyone have an in depth review of McCovey and Miggy?

I’ve used McCovey a decent amount. Mashes righties, not terrible against lefties. His defense can be a liability at times. I’ve had him miss balls that I feel like Nolan Jones or Evan White would have fielded.

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@dcordash1 said in First Basemen:

@LankyRyan said in First Basemen:

Uhhh. Wut?

it's like someone once told me about FIFA Soccer shortly after I added Messi to my lineup with a lucky card pull. Went on to lose more games with Messi than I won before I added him.

Messi, if you don't know soccer, is arguably the best player in the world.

So, I go off on a forum rant about the lack of impact cards have. Citing Messi as a valid argument. Guy replies, "It's a hopeless and randomized game. To keep your sanity create a team of players you like. When the AI gives you a win..be happy, when the AI hands you a loss at least you lost with a team of likable players" I don't like hardly any MLB players though. All a bunch of douches that, likely, go to etiquette school. Forbidden by their agents to show a personality.

Soccer players, though, have personality. I was able to create a team with guys like Ibrahimovic, Renaldo, Kimmich, etc. Played parity soccer which is typical in these online sports sims..it's how they're built. But, the erratic and questionable game play was a little easier to take.

So, uhhh. Wut.

Why are you here?

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@GerryHeisenberg said in First Basemen:

Bro get FOF Olson. Dude is a monster and so it FOF Bell

They were good earlier in the game cycle, definitely hit for a lot of power, but that was kind of their only tool (aside from Olson's glove). The low contact attributes were a killer for me, personally.

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try Buster Posey as a secondary position you may be suprised

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@dcordash1 said in First Basemen:

@LankyRyan said in First Basemen:

Uhhh. Wut?

it's like someone once told me about FIFA Soccer shortly after I added Messi to my lineup with a lucky card pull. Went on to lose more games with Messi than I won before I added him.

Messi, if you don't know soccer, is arguably the best player in the world.

So, I go off on a forum rant about the lack of impact cards have. Citing Messi as a valid argument. Guy replies, "It's a hopeless and randomized game. To keep your sanity create a team of players you like. When the AI gives you a win..be happy, when the AI hands you a loss at least you lost with a team of likable players" I don't like hardly any MLB players though. All a bunch of douches that, likely, go to etiquette school. Forbidden by their agents to show a personality.

Soccer players, though, have personality. I was able to create a team with guys like Ibrahimovic, Renaldo, Kimmich, etc. Played parity soccer which is typical in these online sports sims..it's how they're built. But, the erratic and questionable game play was a little easier to take.

So, uhhh. Wut.

This is exactly why I always just play with cards I like, not the meta.

I run a nearly full Rockies theme team in RS. Did it most of last year too. Beat plenty of God Squads and made WS. At the end of the day it’s a game. Play who you want to play with, not what the Youtubers tell you to play with.

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@IIJACKINTHBOXII said in First Basemen:

@dcordash1 said in First Basemen:

@LankyRyan said in First Basemen:

Uhhh. Wut?

it's like someone once told me about FIFA Soccer shortly after I added Messi to my lineup with a lucky card pull. Went on to lose more games with Messi than I won before I added him.

Messi, if you don't know soccer, is arguably the best player in the world.

So, I go off on a forum rant about the lack of impact cards have. Citing Messi as a valid argument. Guy replies, "It's a hopeless and randomized game. To keep your sanity create a team of players you like. When the AI gives you a win..be happy, when the AI hands you a loss at least you lost with a team of likable players" I don't like hardly any MLB players though. All a bunch of douches that, likely, go to etiquette school. Forbidden by their agents to show a personality.

Soccer players, though, have personality. I was able to create a team with guys like Ibrahimovic, Renaldo, Kimmich, etc. Played parity soccer which is typical in these online sports sims..it's how they're built. But, the erratic and questionable game play was a little easier to take.

So, uhhh. Wut.

Why are you here?

Sort of reminds me of a Kenny Powers audio book tbh

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@IIJACKINTHBOXII said in First Basemen:

Why are you here?

To do my best to keep anyone that doesn't already know better from being "sucked in" by all the posts that are trying to add credibility to the game.

As someone much more astute than me said.."it's a slot machine..sometimes you get the good pull, sometimes you don't". But all these posts intended to suggest there are ways of bettering your team, or strategies to make you or your team better are insulting to the intelligence of those that know better. It's like rubbing salt in an open wound.

Prob the same reason I have guys posting in mine saying "You're wrong..the game is legitimate.it's all about how you swing your bat" or "I can reference a leader board of guys consistency in the WS " or whatever.

It's friendly banter and debate. Often more fun than the game itself.

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I've been starting McCovey for a while now. At first, I hated him. I thought it was a bad pick. But really, it just takes some time to get used to his swing. It doesn't have a lot of torque in it. Its a little on the slower side. But it carries a lot of power in it. Against fireballers, it may be a struggle and you might have to guess a few times. But for sub 98mph pitches, its worth it. He's a lot better against LHP than is attributes indicate. His defense has never been lacking. His sub speed isn't slow enough to be a game changer. I think if you want to use a selection to get him, its a good investment.

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@genopolanco said in First Basemen:

@dcordash1 said in First Basemen:

@LankyRyan said in First Basemen:

Uhhh. Wut?

it's like someone once told me about FIFA Soccer shortly after I added Messi to my lineup with a lucky card pull. Went on to lose more games with Messi than I won before I added him.

Messi, if you don't know soccer, is arguably the best player in the world.

So, I go off on a forum rant about the lack of impact cards have. Citing Messi as a valid argument. Guy replies, "It's a hopeless and randomized game. To keep your sanity create a team of players you like. When the AI gives you a win..be happy, when the AI hands you a loss at least you lost with a team of likable players" I don't like hardly any MLB players though. All a bunch of douches that, likely, go to etiquette school. Forbidden by their agents to show a personality.

Soccer players, though, have personality. I was able to create a team with guys like Ibrahimovic, Renaldo, Kimmich, etc. Played parity soccer which is typical in these online sports sims..it's how they're built. But, the erratic and questionable game play was a little easier to take.

So, uhhh. Wut.

This is exactly why I always just play with cards I like, not the meta.

I run a nearly full Rockies theme team in RS. Did it most of last year too. Beat plenty of God Squads and made WS. At the end of the day it’s a game. Play who you want to play with, not what the Youtubers tell you to play with.

That really isn't what I'm asking. I'm asking for the pros and cons of everyone's first baseman. I'm not asking for other people to tell me who I want to play with.

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And I think DcorDash1 is about to spin right off this planet.

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@PaullyG24 said in First Basemen:

I've been starting McCovey for a while now. At first, I hated him. I thought it was a bad pick. But really, it just takes some time to get used to his swing. It doesn't have a lot of torque in it. Its a little on the slower side. But it carries a lot of power in it. Against fireballers, it may be a struggle and you might have to guess a few times. But for sub 98mph pitches, its worth it. He's a lot better against LHP than is attributes indicate. His defense has never been lacking. His sub speed isn't slow enough to be a game changer. I think if you want to use a selection to get him, its a good investment.

I just took mccovey today and was wondering about that defense myself

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@PaullyG24 said in First Basemen:

And I think DcorDash1 is about to spin right off this planet.

Perhaps. 🙂

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Its not bad honestly. He's made some plays I didn't think he had the range to make and hasn't made any errors that I can think of at the moment.

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I hit better with FotF Olson than I did with SS Foxx, Finest Bellinger, SS Mays or anything of the other studs from last year. And his diamond defense doesn’t hurt either. I’m looking forward to Frank and Foxx (and hopefully a June POTM Goldy!), but I’m definitely set at 1B for now.

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I use Thames, obviously probably the current best 1B in the game who doesn't have many cons besides defense, so I'll talk about who I used before

I used McCovey and he's' honestly one of my favorite swings in the game. He hit over .400, and had 15 walks to 4 strikeouts. He will absolutely destroy the Kluber's of the world

He has a good amount of cons though, I had a lot of issues with lefties (He hit .525 against righties and .267 vs lefties). He's slow, even for 1B standards and his common defense plays exactly like you think it would.

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I’m surprised nobody mentioned Daniel Murphy. You should try him out, he’s cheap and by far my favorite first baseman.

You could always platoon him with buster posey if you don’t like the lefty lefty matchup.

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@eatyum said in First Basemen:

I use Thames, obviously probably the current best 1B in the game who doesn't have many cons besides defense, so I'll talk about who I used before

I used McCovey and he's' honestly one of my favorite swings in the game. He hit over .400, and had 15 walks to 4 strikeouts. He will absolutely destroy the Kluber's of the world

He has a good amount of cons though, I had a lot of issues with lefties (He hit .525 against righties and .267 vs lefties). He's slow, even for 1B standards and his common defense plays exactly like you think it would.

Yeah I think Thames is end game (as of who we have now). I'll have to give mccovey an honest effort. His attributes don't jump off the page, but of he's got one of "those swings" then it might be worth it

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@teamJambon said in First Basemen:

I’m surprised nobody mentioned Daniel Murphy. You should try him out, he’s cheap and by far my favorite first baseman.

You could always platoon him with buster posey if you don’t like the lefty lefty matchup.

NM. I’m an idiot. I thought you said Dale Murphy.