98 Rod Carew?

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I have Brujan at SS and B. Roberts at 2B. Love Carew and want to put him in.

How’s he looking so far?

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YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!! He was one of my absolute favorite cards last years and I just gambled 15K on packs and I pulled him!

But I prefer last year’s card art.

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I never got to use Carew last year, wasn't he a BR reward? This card looks nice, I see he has 1B as a secondary. Would I be crazy to play him there? I know you want power at the corners, but it seemed like that card torched me when I did face it last year.

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@wingspan1985 said in 98 Rod Carew?:

I never got to use Carew last year, wasn't he a BR reward? This card looks nice, I see he has 1B as a secondary. Would I be crazy to play him there? I know you want power at the corners, but it seemed like that card torched me when I did face it last year.

He was a BR reward last year. I got him when he was around 125K I think. I should have bought three or four because I think he shot up over 200k and stayed there for the rest of the game cycle.

His defense was terrible last year (but a lot of silver infielders were awful in 19... meanwhile, common fielders like Frank would be a vacuum). So playing him at 1B would minimize his defensive liability. I haven’t found a 2B that I love so far, so I’ll keep him there for now. But you could always put someone like Didi, Dietrich, Correa, Jazz Chisholm, etc at 2B and Carew at 1B. That way you’ve, still got power at 2B and a guy who gets on base at 1B, so you’re just kinda flip-flopping those roles.

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Carew. Meh.

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@Bob_Loblaw1984 said in 98 Rod Carew?:

Carew. Meh.

You. Meh.

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@SchnauzerFace said in 98 Rod Carew?:

@Bob_Loblaw1984 said in 98 Rod Carew?:

Carew. Meh.

You. Meh.

meh here meh there

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@SchnauzerFace said in 98 Rod Carew?:

@wingspan1985 said in 98 Rod Carew?:

I never got to use Carew last year, wasn't he a BR reward? This card looks nice, I see he has 1B as a secondary. Would I be crazy to play him there? I know you want power at the corners, but it seemed like that card torched me when I did face it last year.

He was a BR reward last year. I got him when he was around 125K I think. I should have bought three or four because I think he shot up over 200k and stayed there for the rest of the game cycle.

His defense was terrible last year (but a lot of silver infielders were awful in 19... meanwhile, common fielders like Frank would be a vacuum). So playing him at 1B would minimize his defensive liability. I haven’t found a 2B that I love so far, so I’ll keep him there for now. But you could always put someone like Didi, Dietrich, Correa, Jazz Chisholm, etc at 2B and Carew at 1B. That way you’ve, still got power at 2B and a guy who gets on base at 1B, so you’re just kinda flip-flopping those roles.

Yeah, I keep forgetting Didi and Correa have 2B as a secondary. I like your thinking, gonna give him a try.

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I have to give Carew a shot. There are so many people who absolutely swear by his cards. I've honestly never given any of his diamond cards a go.

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@BodamEscapePlan said in 98 Rod Carew?:

I have to give Carew a shot. There are so many people who absolutely swear by his cards. I've honestly never given any of his diamond cards a go.

He was in the first DD that had real players, 2015, and he was absolutely the man that year. Him and Ted Williams.

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@SchnauzerFace said in 98 Rod Carew?:

@wingspan1985 said in 98 Rod Carew?:

I never got to use Carew last year, wasn't he a BR reward? This card looks nice, I see he has 1B as a secondary. Would I be crazy to play him there? I know you want power at the corners, but it seemed like that card torched me when I did face it last year.

He was a BR reward last year. I got him when he was around 125K I think. I should have bought three or four because I think he shot up over 200k and stayed there for the rest of the game cycle.

His defense was terrible last year (but a lot of silver infielders were awful in 19... meanwhile, common fielders like Frank would be a vacuum). So playing him at 1B would minimize his defensive liability. I haven’t found a 2B that I love so far, so I’ll keep him there for now. But you could always put someone like Didi, Dietrich, Correa, Jazz Chisholm, etc at 2B and Carew at 1B. That way you’ve, still got power at 2B and a guy who gets on base at 1B, so you’re just kinda flip-flopping those roles.

Carew is so......Casual!!!!! LOL

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@SchnauzerFace said in 98 Rod Carew?:

@Bob_Loblaw1984 said in 98 Rod Carew?:

Carew. Meh.

You. Meh.

At least he’s not Jimmie Foxx. I’ll give him credit for that. He might have a spot on my bench to pinch run and play first when Thomas comes out, but only because they removed Griffey Sr.’s 1B secondary.

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@Bob_Loblaw1984 said in 98 Rod Carew?:

@SchnauzerFace said in 98 Rod Carew?:

@Bob_Loblaw1984 said in 98 Rod Carew?:

Carew. Meh.

You. Meh.

At least he’s not Jimmie Foxx. I’ll give him credit for that. He might have a spot on my bench to pinch run and play first when Thomas comes out, but only because they removed Griffey Sr.’s 1B secondary.

I don’t know why you seem to think I would be personally offended that you don’t like Jimmie foxx or Frank Thomas.

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The only reason Carew ended up on my bench last year was unlocking 99 Hornsby, and I love hitting with both. So much so that this year I have to decide what to do with Helton and Molly at 1B and 99 Jackie at 3B.

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@SchnauzerFace said in 98 Rod Carew?:

@Bob_Loblaw1984 said in 98 Rod Carew?:

@SchnauzerFace said in 98 Rod Carew?:

@Bob_Loblaw1984 said in 98 Rod Carew?:

Carew. Meh.

You. Meh.

At least he’s not Jimmie Foxx. I’ll give him credit for that. He might have a spot on my bench to pinch run and play first when Thomas comes out, but only because they removed Griffey Sr.’s 1B secondary.

I don’t know why you seem to think I would be personally offended that you don’t like Jimmie foxx or Frank Thomas.

Friendly jab, as you frequently post about Foxx. And I do like Big Hurt’s cards. Looking forward to his 99. He just isn’t a great runner to have on base in late game situations.

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@wingspan1985 said in 98 Rod Carew?:

@SchnauzerFace said in 98 Rod Carew?:

@wingspan1985 said in 98 Rod Carew?:

I never got to use Carew last year, wasn't he a BR reward? This card looks nice, I see he has 1B as a secondary. Would I be crazy to play him there? I know you want power at the corners, but it seemed like that card torched me when I did face it last year.

He was a BR reward last year. I got him when he was around 125K I think. I should have bought three or four because I think he shot up over 200k and stayed there for the rest of the game cycle.

His defense was terrible last year (but a lot of silver infielders were awful in 19... meanwhile, common fielders like Frank would be a vacuum). So playing him at 1B would minimize his defensive liability. I haven’t found a 2B that I love so far, so I’ll keep him there for now. But you could always put someone like Didi, Dietrich, Correa, Jazz Chisholm, etc at 2B and Carew at 1B. That way you’ve, still got power at 2B and a guy who gets on base at 1B, so you’re just kinda flip-flopping those roles.

Yeah, I keep forgetting Didi and Correa have 2B as a secondary. I like your thinking, gonna give him a try.

Also there is some benefit to having speed at 1B, I have Evan White there who has 80 SPD and 95 Fielding and he flies around on groundballs and fouls. Carew should be able to save a few hits over at 1B.

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You pull up at the function and you know I Kojak
To all the party people that are on my Bozac
I've got more action than my man, John Woo
And I've got mad hits like I was Rod Carew (yeah)

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Im thinking I’m going to wait to see who comes out in 5th inning and Stage 3 before I get him. If I move him to 1B I need someone at SS or 2B with more power. Love Carew’s swing. Contact God. I actually had dinner with him in Tony Oliva at spring training in Fort Myers two years ago. Great guy!

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Carews swing is money , always worth it in the show