I DONT need POTM Mondesi and J-Ram. Prove me wrong
Ok. First off I screwed up and must've sold off a few of the earlier TN players as I just finished the TN Moments and am short one player for the Collection to get Mondesi and J-Ram.
I need to buy either Alfaro, Confirto, or Nola for around 30-33K. Plus I would need to lock in the other 8 TN players at a cost of 160-240K.
So it would 'cost' me 190-27OK for those two players. (Yes I know these guys I have to lock in were 'free'; but that's still locking in stubs.)
My squad is as follows:
Sig Series Jackie at 2nd
Prime Cobb at LF
Prime Mantle at CF
Awards Trout at RF
Awards Ortiz at 1st
POTM Tatis at 3rd
Sig Series Rollins at SS (about to buy back Prime Honus)
Awards Pudge at Catcher
Sig Series Walker
Prime Frank Thomas
Awards Hornsby (who I bought when I was told that no other 2nd baseman would come close to his ower)
So I can 'buy' J-Ram and Mondesi and swap them out for Tatis and Rollins; but where do I put Tatis?
As I said; I don't NEED them and while I don't need the stubs; I'd rather have extra stubs than extra bench players.
Prove me wrong....
I did exactly as you are considering and am very happy with my decision. I wasn’t all that interested in Ramirez or Mondesi, personally, anyway. So, I sold all my TN (except Crochet, Turner and Buxton). Decided I didn’t feel like spending a million on one player (Chipper or Wagner), so I used the stubs to buy Pujols, Foxx and Honus and still have 600k left (and plenty of sellable items). Hope I’m in a good position to attack when Mays and Griffey drop.
So, I'll try to keep my argument as short as possible.
at 2nd. You have jackie, and he's solid. When he was released he was top of the food chain speed and baserunning with decent power and good contact, and obviously he's a big bunt risk that will get you on when they play back, but makes it easier for you to bang and bloop a single through the pulled in infield.
Switch hitting Mondesi is kind of better in every way. His fielding is essentially the same even with the position penalty at 2nd. Against lefty's he's goes max/max and is a good compliment to Tatis. Against righties his contact is decent, and he hits for more power than the 65 number indicates but more importantly you're 2 steps closer to 1st. Mondesi is faster than Robinson and is closer to 1st. He has a great swing and because of his prowess against lefty's and the respect he commands from the infield and being closer to the bag vs. righties you can pretty much get on whenever you want with him... And then, with his speed... you're on 3rd.
J-ram- Compare his numbers to 99 chipper. His swing is very good, and I have actually hit more home runs against righties.
I've stated this before, he's got the D of Brett, he's better then Schmidt in both numbers and swing (quicker swing) against lefty's and he's Didi batting lefty...
The fact that you like J-Roll with his smaller strikezone means you'll get a long great with J-Rams zone which is essentially the same.
@lazy_toast said in I DONT need POTM Mondesi and J-Ram. Prove me wrong:
I would sell Rollins and put Tatis at short and put Castellanos in at third. No stubs used at all. How’s Ortiz by the way?
EDIT: I do have 7 homers with JRAM in about 11 games so I like him but Castellanos was just awesome
Agree, I made Castellanos my regular 3rd baseman a few days ago, I’m a bad hitter and I do fine with him
It's all a moot point right now. I sold off all the TN cards I got from the Sept Moments and cleared 250K
Used that to buy Honus back.
If I do eventually want to get Mondesi, and J-Ram, I'll wait until SDS puts these packs in as future Conquest, Events, and possible Innings rewards and they drop close to QS value.