Alright SDS, pick your pitcher was fun in theory....

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But facing kluber 70% of the time across all platforms and game modes, as a starter then facing him coming out of the bullpen the rest of the time has ran its course.

Time to bring back pitcher roulette please...

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But keep it for BR, because it adds a ton of strategy*

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@eatyum said in Alright SDS, pick your pitcher was fun in theory....:

But keep it for BR, because it adds a ton of strategy*

I could agree to get on board with this...

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I am fine with choosing your SP, but I don't think they should be available out of the BP during a game.

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If they increased the time it takes to regenerate energy it would be so much better.

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It's the energy regen that's the problem.

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@jhack9 said in Alright SDS, pick your pitcher was fun in theory....:

If they increased the time it takes to regenerate energy it would be so much better.

They’ve done that once already haven’t they?

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If you pitch in a game, start or relief, it should be 3 games minimum before you can pitch again.

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@TheMoShow__ said in Alright SDS, pick your pitcher was fun in theory....:

@jhack9 said in Alright SDS, pick your pitcher was fun in theory....:

If they increased the time it takes to regenerate energy it would be so much better.

They’ve done that once already haven’t they?

Not to my knowledge. If they did it needs to be increased

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@jhack9 said in Alright SDS, pick your pitcher was fun in theory....:

@TheMoShow__ said in Alright SDS, pick your pitcher was fun in theory....:

@jhack9 said in Alright SDS, pick your pitcher was fun in theory....:

If they increased the time it takes to regenerate energy it would be so much better.

They’ve done that once already haven’t they?

Not to my knowledge. If they did it needs to be increased

I think it was but agree. It needs to be increase again

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@Chuck_Dizzle29 said in Alright SDS, pick your pitcher was fun in theory....:

I am fine with choosing your SP, but I don't think they should be available out of the BP during a game.

This. And not available to start the next two games as well. Not against an opener or different strategies, but starters simply don't pitch every day. Not yet anyway.

EDIT: Misread, I'm okay with using starter out the bullpen, but restrictions on when they can be used again should be in place; like 2 games.

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@maskedgrappler said in Alright SDS, pick your pitcher was fun in theory....:

If you pitch in a game, start or relief, it should be 3 games minimum before you can pitch again.

Awesome, awesome idea man.

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I knew that picking your pitcher would lead to everyone using the same guy or two, i dont know how SDS implemented it with no real checks. I agree with those above who said pitchers should have to sit a number of games after pitching......probably 4 like in reality. Relievers can pitch more often of course but if you use a starter out of the pen they are still lost for 3 games.

Doing it in a huge spot is realistic, but the penalty needs to be high enough that its a very hard decision.

The choosing of starters has made the game stale, and it was obvious this would inevitably be the way it ended up.

Roulette at least made things interesting. They should bring it back, at least for some modes, or maybe some events.

Something has to change though.

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@maskedgrappler said in Alright SDS, pick your pitcher was fun in theory....:

If you pitch in a game, start or relief, it should be 3 games minimum before you can pitch again.

The only problem I forsee with this is RPs would get gassed, qnd they can only regen if they are in your pen. Unless its specifically tied to Starting pitchers then it would be great

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@jhack9 said in Alright SDS, pick your pitcher was fun in theory....:

@maskedgrappler said in Alright SDS, pick your pitcher was fun in theory....:

If you pitch in a game, start or relief, it should be 3 games minimum before you can pitch again.

The only problem I forsee with this is RPs would get gassed. And they can only regen if they are in your pen. Unless its specifically tied to Starting pitchers then it would be great

I'm specifically talking about starting pitchers, yeah. Relievers have the opposite problem, they're gassed after 5 pitches.

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It's not the choose you pitcher thats the issue, its the Energy/Stamina as others have said. More Stamina should be drained and pitcher should not bounce back as fast....if they fix it, it will be fine. No way i'd want to go back to random SP....

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They just need to tweak energy better. I thought coming into the year energy would deplete too fast or something but its the opposite. I love the energy management feature and being able to choose starters. Nothing irritated me more last year than getting a new boss or dropping 100k on a starter and not being able to actually use the card until the game let me.

It's all very ironic since I feel like they made it a mission to release better RP in the year so far. But there's no real incentive for someone to do so when they can piggyback starters each game. There's definitely a workable fix here if they work on it.

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Im sure I'm rare in this, but I do try to run a 5 man rotation. I do always use 4 and have the 5th as an emergency back up for whenever (which happens to much) my starter decides he wants to play a game of let's hang every pitch.

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I pitches a complete game with Kluber with 100+ pitches and he had half energy going into the next game. That isn’t right

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I think it'll balance out it the long run, but energy regen needs to be dealt with. I can throw 100+ pitches with Kluber and have him go 7 innings 2 games later