Every year defense is horrible. Outfields take sweet time throwing ball to cut off, cut off takes sweet time getting it in. Also tagging is horrible! So many plays at the plage should be outs but the catcher just casually swing his glove over instead of diving over to make an aggressive tag.
Why am being salty you might ask. Fair enough what happen is: Right fielder threw the ball to the cutoff man the runner thought I was going home with the throw so he went for second. Had my cut off man biggio (diamond fielder) caught the ball and relayed it with any urgency he would have been out by a mile. But no, he crow hops twice then lobs it over like he's just casually getting the ball back to the pitcher.
Even when the fielders do react with urgency it still takes way to long to get the ball from an outfielder to a desired base. In real baseball the ball is thrown almost immediately and you only really see gather steps when they are trying to throw out a runner who is tagging.
Still a good game. Still loving it. Just feel like defense has been the same for a long time. We should have quick throws for when we just want to hurry the ball back in. Should have more risky throws with tighter windows but higher velo. I think of madden when you hold the button for a bullet pass and you tap for a lob pass.
Just thoughts and venting. bad storm in Houston so I have to much time on my hands lol. Happy gaming