Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...

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Dear Mick,

It's just never "clicked" for us. You're a great guy, with great attributes. But... I just don't "get" you.

I've tried in RS, I've tried in the recent "East" event... but I can NOT hit with you. I can hit with most of the Finest players. I can hit with other Prime/Signature/Awards players. Granted, I'm not a great hitter in the first place, but you leave me flummoxed.

So, let's break up. If I attempt to put you back in my lineup, please politely decline. I will always admire and respect you, but let's move on.

Respectfully,

arvcpa

P.S. I love the word "flummoxed". It represents the way I feel many days in DD, even though I still love the game.

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Try him as a bat off the bench for a bit. Maybe he will redeem himself?

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Don't blame you a bit. Extremely overrated card. If he wasn't a switch hitter I don't think anyone would use him personally. His swing is identical to Stan Musial and no one uses Musial

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I've been pretty streaky with Mantle. I was hitting over .400 with him for a few weeks after I got him, and then out of nowhere he started hitting weak fly outs all over the field. Went to a low of around .280 in the East event, then he heated up and made it back up to .330 before slumping again. I have no intention of giving up on him, but he has been more inconsistent than most of the cards I use.

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I'm torn as well at times. I've had him since late April and I'm hitting .268. I've stayed in the .260's ever since I've had him. His defense, arm, and speed are great. Looking deeper into his stats I found though that I'm hitting almost .360 with RISP. I'm not a good hitter in those spots because people tend to rush pitches and quick pitch. That throws me off terribly, so mid .300 avg with RISP for me is great! At this point he's my only goal to prestige him and I'm down to 13 runs left to get it done all earned stats too. I've debated benching him a couple times, but just can't do it.

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It's not you....

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Same here prestiged comes off my bench 1 of my alltime favorite players so sad...

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@the_dragon1912 said in Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...:

Don't blame you a bit. Extremely overrated card. If he wasn't a switch hitter I don't think anyone would use him personally. His swing is identical to Stan Musial and no one uses Musial

Musial is my 1b 75% of the time and im very close to prestiging him i love his swing

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@DaKid2416 said in Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...:

@the_dragon1912 said in Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...:

Don't blame you a bit. Extremely overrated card. If he wasn't a switch hitter I don't think anyone would use him personally. His swing is identical to Stan Musial and no one uses Musial

Musial is my 1b 75% of the time and im very close to prestiging him i love his swing

Stan is the first bat off my bench. He has such a quick swing Would start if not for Babe.

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I feel saddened to see players use Mickey as a bunt/steal cheese player. I wonder, did real life Mantle have a lot of stolen bases?

I had to look it up. 153 stolen bases over like 18 years, so he stole 8 ish per year.

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@halfbutt said in Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...:

I feel saddened to see players use Mickey as a bunt/steal cheese player. I wonder, did real life Mantle have a lot of stolen bases?

In 18 years he had 153 steals on 191 attempts and the most steals he had in a season was 21.

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@bayareaj1991 said in Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...:

@halfbutt said in Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...:

I feel saddened to see players use Mickey as a bunt/steal cheese player. I wonder, did real life Mantle have a lot of stolen bases?

In 18 years he had 153 steals on 191 attempts and the most steals he had in a season was 21.

So I guess the card bases the stats on the 21 sb year... pre-knee-injury...

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@halfbutt said in Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...:

@bayareaj1991 said in Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...:

@halfbutt said in Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...:

I feel saddened to see players use Mickey as a bunt/steal cheese player. I wonder, did real life Mantle have a lot of stolen bases?

In 18 years he had 153 steals on 191 attempts and the most steals he had in a season was 21.

So I guess the card bases the stats on the 21 sb year... pre-knee-injury...

Haha ya which is weird because 21 steals in 144 games isn't anything too amazing. I don't really know how they setup the attributes exactly though for prime cards.

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@the_dragon1912 said in Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...:

Don't blame you a bit. Extremely overrated card. If he wasn't a switch hitter I don't think anyone would use him personally. His swing is identical to Stan Musial and no one uses Musial

Speak for yourself, he has been one of my best hitters since the first time he broke my lineup......his swing is excellent, the only people who can't hit with him are the ones who can't pick up pitches, have [censored] tv's, or both.

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@jonblaze2424 said in Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...:

@the_dragon1912 said in Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...:

Don't blame you a bit. Extremely overrated card. If he wasn't a switch hitter I don't think anyone would use him personally. His swing is identical to Stan Musial and no one uses Musial

Speak for yourself, he has been one of my best hitters since the first time he broke my lineup......his swing is excellent, the only people who can't hit with him are the ones who can't pick up pitches, have [censored] tv's, or both.

I'm neither of those things. I just think his swing is garbage in comparison to Trout, Griffey, Soto, hell even Cobb. He's still good don't get me wrong. People make him out to be the greatest card in the history of this franchise when he isn't even top 5 in this game

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@arvcpa said in Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...:

Dear Mick,

It's just never "clicked" for us. You're a great guy, with great attributes. But... I just don't "get" you.

I've tried in RS, I've tried in the recent "East" event... but I can NOT hit with you. I can hit with most of the Finest players. I can hit with other Prime/Signature/Awards players. Granted, I'm not a great hitter in the first place, but you leave me flummoxed.

So, let's break up. If I attempt to put you back in my lineup, please politely decline. I will always admire and respect you, but let's move on.

Respectfully,

arvcpa

P.S. I love the word "flummoxed". It represents the way I feel many days in DD, even though I still love the game.

It always amazes me how different players play for different people. I love Mickey and just prestiged him and I hit Fairly well with him overall. I can’t hit with finest realmuto and I see guys with insane batting averages and power numbers with him. I think it’s the coolest aspect of this game.

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@jonblaze2424 said in Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...:

@the_dragon1912 said in Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...:

Don't blame you a bit. Extremely overrated card. If he wasn't a switch hitter I don't think anyone would use him personally. His swing is identical to Stan Musial and no one uses Musial

Speak for yourself, he has been one of my best hitters since the first time he broke my lineup......his swing is excellent, the only people who can't hit with him are the ones who can't pick up pitches, have [censored] tv's, or both.

Factually incorrect

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@mrwonderful95 said in Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...:

I think it’s the coolest aspect of this game.

Me too! And... I actually hit well with Realmuto 🙂

That said, I still had Mickey in my Event lineup, and last game I went 2-3 with a HR and 2B. That almost brings me up to .200 😂

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@rosborn27 said in Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...:

@jonblaze2424 said in Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...:

@the_dragon1912 said in Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...:

Don't blame you a bit. Extremely overrated card. If he wasn't a switch hitter I don't think anyone would use him personally. His swing is identical to Stan Musial and no one uses Musial

Speak for yourself, he has been one of my best hitters since the first time he broke my lineup......his swing is excellent, the only people who can't hit with him are the ones who can't pick up pitches, have [censored] tv's, or both.

Factually incorrect

Right

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@the_dragon1912 said in Dear Mickey... It's me, not you...:

Don't blame you a bit. Extremely overrated card. If he wasn't a switch hitter I don't think anyone would use him personally. His swing is identical to Stan Musial and no one uses Musial

You really believe the reason people don't use Stan is because of his swing???