Time to Grind 99 program cards.

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@samguenther1987 said in Time to Grind 99 program cards.:

So potential to add Ruth, Seaver, Hoffman and Longoria to our teams for free (grind)? Man that's awesome if true. All 4 of those cards would make my team. Can't wait to get home this evening.

I always got lit up with Hoffman. So he is a pass for me.
But I will need to get Ruth, Seaver, Robert and "The Rajah".

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@wingo18 said in Time to Grind 99 program cards.:

Hate to bring pessimism. I think it looks awesome and all, BUT.... 2nd year in a row Hoffman doesn’t have a 99. What holds him back?

K/9. Same reason Glavine is a 95

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@wingo18 said in Time to Grind 99 program cards.:

Hate to bring pessimism. I think it looks awesome and all, BUT.... 2nd year in a row Hoffman doesn’t have a 99. What holds him back?

He is a reliever granted Mo is a 99 but mo pitched in about 70 more games. His ERA is 2.21 to 2.87 Hoffmans. Not to mention post season stats. Granted Hoffman was plagued by playing for wearker teams but his era is 3.46 in 12 games. Mos is .70 in 96 games.

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@brucey1005 said in Time to Grind 99 program cards.:

Maybe a combination of total stat grind like '18....one million base hits with right fielders and 500,000 saves with right handers.

Good god those immortals were a grind.

I didnt think they were as bad as the team epics. Those 200 IP with each team sucked.

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All time 99s... Evan Longoria... Seriously? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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As a Mets fan I'm fully prepared to sell my soul for that Seaver card

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@Boneman05 said in Time to Grind 99 program cards.:

@wingo18 said in Time to Grind 99 program cards.:

Hate to bring pessimism. I think it looks awesome and all, BUT.... 2nd year in a row Hoffman doesn’t have a 99. What holds him back?

He is a reliever granted Mo is a 99 but mo pitched in about 70 more games. His ERA is 2.21 to 2.87 Hoffmans. Not to mention post season stats. Granted Hoffman was plagued by playing for wearker teams but his era is 3.46 in 12 games. Mos is .70 in 96 games.

I remember Hoffman always folded in the big moments. Playoffs, All Star game (when it decided Home Field in the Playoffs) the dude would always crumble when it counted most.
Good numbers on a bad team mean nothing.
He was very good at times great. But his save totals are more of a product of longevity than anything. Besides saves are over rated.

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@notoriousHEB said in Time to Grind 99 program cards.:

All time 99s... Evan Longoria... Seriously? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

To be fair he is the Rays all time best player lol

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Brooooo this is sick

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@the_dragon1912 said in Time to Grind 99 program cards.:

@notoriousHEB said in Time to Grind 99 program cards.:

All time 99s... Evan Longoria... Seriously? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

To be fair he is the Rays all time best player lol

He was my best 3rd baseman last year. Couldn't take him out of the lineup.

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Man I was not having a great day as work has been the worst this whole week.

The thus pops up in my notifications and they day has been saved I dont even care how I have to aquire them

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@notoriousHEB said in Time to Grind 99 program cards.:

All time 99s... Evan Longoria... Seriously? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Yeah. All that went through my head when I saw those 4 players lined up is the Sesame Street song "one of these things is not like the others".

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After looking at it more closely, the Longoria card is actually a 95 OVR.

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@the_dragon1912 said in Time to Grind 99 program cards.:

@notoriousHEB said in Time to Grind 99 program cards.:

All time 99s... Evan Longoria... Seriously? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

To be fair he is the Rays all time best player lol

Over Wade Boggs 😁

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I hope that grind is not an ONLINE ONLY grind. It would alienate a LOT of players.

Other than that, looks like an amazing content drop.

Can't wait to see the POTM we get next week!

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@brucey1005 said in Time to Grind 99 program cards.:

Maybe a combination of total stat grind like '18....one million base hits with right fielders and 500,000 saves with right handers.

Good god those immortals were a grind.

I almost reported you for mentioning Immortals.

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I think it will be like the sig series tournament last year, and then the beach ball choice is like ducks on the pond, hopefully with some post season cards!

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-Babe Ruth
Probably the best player of all time
-Tom Seaver
Arguably a top 5 pitcher all time
-Trevor Hoffman
The second greatest RP of all time
-Evan Longoria
Uhh... maybe the nicest guy of all time?

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@ImDFC said in Time to Grind 99 program cards.:

-Babe Ruth
Probably the best player of all time
-Tom Seaver
Arguably a top 5 pitcher all time
-Trevor Hoffman
The second greatest RP of all time
-Evan Longoria
Uhh... maybe the nicest guy of all time?

Take out the "probably" and I agree with all of that.

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@formallyforearms said in Time to Grind 99 program cards.:

@ImDFC said in Time to Grind 99 program cards.:

-Babe Ruth
Probably the best player of all time
-Tom Seaver
Arguably a top 5 pitcher all time
-Trevor Hoffman
The second greatest RP of all time
-Evan Longoria
Uhh... maybe the nicest guy of all time?

Take out the "probably" and I agree with all of that.

There are arguments to be made both for and against Ruth. WAR is not a universal constant, and there's always room for debate, since what an individual values is very subjective. You know, how like some people don't hold much value for players pre 1920 or 1901 or 1947 etc