Mlb 22 release information

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@beatlesnews_psn said in Mlb 22 release information:

@mrad2010_xbl said in Mlb 22 release information:

From a business standpoint Shohei would be do big numbers internationally. I mean tbh he really deserves it. The guy is a phenom.

True indeed. OK, so much for my Wander guess. 🙂

Wander deserves it too. He didn’t waste any time adjusting to the big leagues. He just turned 20 and hit a home run in his first game and batted .288 in his first season. That’s elite.

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The obvious choice is Ohtani but stuff happens. They could have licensing issues with putting him on the cover (which is I assume why we never got Trout). They could have decided to go with another legend like they did with Griffey a few years back.

As for purchasing the game next year, I never commit until they release information and I see the streams. That said, I would be tempted to keep playing 21 because I don't think i will be able to build a better Cardinals squad next year. Chances are we would not see the likes of

POTM O'Neill
POTM Bader
PostSeason Edman
Postseason Gallegos
Moments Nootbaar
POTM Flashback Carpenter (I would really miss that one)

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@mrad2010_xbl said in Mlb 22 release information:

@beatlesnews_psn said in Mlb 22 release information:

@mrad2010_xbl said in Mlb 22 release information:

From a business standpoint Shohei would be do big numbers internationally. I mean tbh he really deserves it. The guy is a phenom.

True indeed. OK, so much for my Wander guess. 🙂

Wander deserves it too. He didn’t waste any time adjusting to the big leagues. He just turned 20 and hit a home run in his first game and batted .288 in his first season. That’s elite.

I am always leery of giving new players too much credit based on a partial season. Maybe that is because I remember them putting Puig on the cover after only a half season of play.

That said, the cover athlete has less to do with players deserving it and more to do with marketing. Yes, the two often go hand in hand but there is little doubt that Ohtani is more marketable than Franco and not by a small amount.

If it was about deserving it then I would think you would start with the top vote getters in the MVP and CY Young races

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@dolenz_psn said in Mlb 22 release information:

@mrad2010_xbl said in Mlb 22 release information:

@beatlesnews_psn said in Mlb 22 release information:

@mrad2010_xbl said in Mlb 22 release information:

From a business standpoint Shohei would be do big numbers internationally. I mean tbh he really deserves it. The guy is a phenom.

True indeed. OK, so much for my Wander guess. 🙂

Wander deserves it too. He didn’t waste any time adjusting to the big leagues. He just turned 20 and hit a home run in his first game and batted .288 in his first season. That’s elite.

I am always leery of giving new players too much credit based on a partial season. Maybe that is because I remember them putting Puig on the cover after only a half season of play.

That said, the cover athlete has less to do with players deserving it and more to do with marketing. Yes, the two often go hand in hand but there is little doubt that Ohtani is more marketable than Franco and not by a small amount.

If it was about deserving it then I would think you would start with the top vote getters in the MVP and CY Young races

If DeGrom didn’t get hurt I would’ve said he easily could’ve been on the cover. He was unstoppable early on.

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@dolenz_psn said in Mlb 22 release information:

@mrad2010_xbl said in Mlb 22 release information:

@beatlesnews_psn said in Mlb 22 release information:

@mrad2010_xbl said in Mlb 22 release information:

From a business standpoint Shohei would be do big numbers internationally. I mean tbh he really deserves it. The guy is a phenom.

True indeed. OK, so much for my Wander guess. 🙂

Wander deserves it too. He didn’t waste any time adjusting to the big leagues. He just turned 20 and hit a home run in his first game and batted .288 in his first season. That’s elite.

I am always leery of giving new players too much credit based on a partial season. Maybe that is because I remember them putting Puig on the cover after only a half season of play.

That said, the cover athlete has less to do with players deserving it and more to do with marketing. Yes, the two often go hand in hand but there is little doubt that Ohtani is more marketable than Franco and not by a small amount.

If it was about deserving it then I would think you would start with the top vote getters in the MVP and CY Young races

Yeah, unless there's some issue with them not being able to use Ohtani, it's really a no-brainer for them. He checks all the boxes. AL MVP and probably the most popular/marketable player in the game, both in the U.S. and internationally.

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When did they announce Tatis last year?

Seems Feb 1

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If Acuna hadn’t got injured, and kept them pace he was on, AND the Braves still won the WS…. I would say he may have had a chance. But none of that happened, and I think Ohtani is the clear choice. Second Probly Vlad Jr.

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@beatlesnews_psn said in Mlb 22 release information:

@nymets1987_psn said in Mlb 22 release information:

Why does everyone think this will happen? Will it be post lockout possibly in February?

I wouldn’t think that would stop an announcement. They certainly know the cover guy. Wonder who that’ll be?

My guess — Wander Franco.

Not a chance, Vladdy or Ohtani have this one in the bag.

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Has there ever been a pitcher on the cover?

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99.9 ohtani since he won mvp, but I think it should be vlad jr (also shouldve won mvp imo

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@ericulous1_psn said in Mlb 22 release information:

Has there ever been a pitcher on the cover?

For the Canadian/international covers - Yes
For the US cover - No (at least that I could see)