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 Post subject: Re: MLB the Show 10
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Meanwhile...

I decided to work myself back into the Current Trav Position and try some pitching. It's utterly pathetic, really, as I'm trying to keep things as True to Life as possible, so I'm sitting on an 83 mph fastball. However, I am a Junkball King, so I'm managing to hurl my way through AA (In my near future home! I was drafted to play for the Arkansas Travellers.).

0.00 ERA so far. I'll take it. Hitters are likely befuddled my my "fast"ball and have yet to get a bead on my mix of 12-6 and knuckle curveballs. Already added the circle change, and before long they shall face the wrath of the Trav Knuckleball and the worthless junkball circle shall be complete.


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Oh! Meanwhile.

There enough people here to bother with an online league?


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Im gonna get this game should have it in a week and a half or maybe 2

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Ok i officially bought this game on ebay 3-7 business days from canada travtex we need to exchange psn ids

Gonna start a franchise with mariners or mets maybe (my team is yankees but gets boring playing as them all the time)

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Created my son for RTTS. He's a catcher and was drafted by the Yankees. He's playing for the Trenton Thunder right now.

He plays sparingly, but the team has won all the games he's caught and the pitcher's ERA is well under 2.00 through his first 3 games where he's caught the entire game. Caught a shut-out (starting pitcher couldn't get the last guy out, let two guys on in the top of the 9th but the closer came in and got the final out).

The sad news is that he's currently 0 for 14 with 6 K's. But he does have 1 RBI on a ground-out.

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my team is yankees


You totally lost me, here.


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My RTTS Shortstop was drafted by the Blue Jays and I got a call up to play fully in my 3rd season. In that season I hit .340 with 29 HRs and 130 RBI.

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Oh, as for the online league, I'm intrigued but not committing, FWIW. I don't really know how online game leagues work. Never been in one.

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I'd be interested in a very casual league.

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I got traded in June. The bastards! Now, instead of playing for the Fisher Cats, I'm playing for the Rock Cats... Well, at least I'm starting, now. Drove the Horror Slump batting average up to around .210. First game for the Rock Cats against my former team, I hit my first home run. Screw them.


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TravTex wrote:
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my team is yankees


You totally lost me, here.


LOL my team is the yankees in real life but i also like to follow the mets and mariners

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And traded again... I was called up to AAA for some injury coverage. Then I was traded to... Uh... The Lehigh Valley Ironpigs.

So, yeah.

I spent all of two unproductive at bats with the Ironpigs before getting dropped down to Reading. I then spend a few weeks with Reading only to get traded to the Seawolves, where I finished out the season at around .195. Horrid.

Starting off 2011 with Erie has gone pretty well. First week I'm .500 with a couple RBIs. Just happy to not be an Ironpig, I guess.


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I've been traded two times so far.

I started over at 3B (OF Secondary Position) and was just getting killed. Altered some settings and starting hitting above .200 without striking out every other at-bat. Right when I was getting respectable, the Royals traded me to the Astros (involving Lance Berkman). Was starting to really kill in AA and then I got traded again to the Twins organization (involving Joe Mauer, I know right...). After a short 10-game stint in AA and getting promoted to full-time starter at 3B, the Twins promoted to their AAA team. I am now playing spot duty at 3B and OF giving guys time off.

I have still only hit 1 HR... but damn did it feel good.

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My RTTS Shortstop was drafted by the Blue Jays and I got a call up to play fully in my 3rd season. In that season I hit .340 with 29 HRs and 130 RBI.

Hell yes.



Did you just sim a few seaons then

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dino26 wrote:
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my team is yankees


You totally lost me, here.


LOL my team is the yankees in real life but i also like to follow the mets and mariners


And here i thought you were a cool guy..

Seahawks - Cool
Rangers - Cool

Yankees? - Uncool
Chelsea? - Uncool

Thats two strikes man.

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And here i thought you were a cool guy..

Seahawks - Cool
Rangers - Cool

Yankees? - Uncool
Chelsea? - Uncool

Thats two strikes man.


Lets see how many strikes i get since we hit the topic lol

Soccer:

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Hawks (but wears other teams apparell too excluding steelers &Nfc west , gotta be honest but the majority of my gear is hawks stuff)
2nd favourite team when asked; jets just cause i go to NY when in US , and i wanted them to do well when they were the suckeir franchise

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Rangers

watching canadian teams

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yankees all the way
followed by mets and mariners mets cause i been to a game before and its the other half of ny baseball and mariners because of the seattle love

Smurf dont hate on me and if you do i warn you that i wont allow myself to be raped by you at fifa again :th2thumbs:

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just the 2 strikes man.


You're close...

and i can't believe a damn Yank beat a Scotsman at Fifa...by, what was it, 5-2?

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I had the more chances but couldnt finish and it was my first time playing in a whilke and ... dont know if you noticed but i want ultra offensive lol sowas easy for you to play the through ball

that was the first leg lol we will see the outcome of the 2nd my man :P

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So, Fielder Trav finally made it to the bigs. It took countless trades, a bunch of grinding in the minors, and a 'The Natural' type leg injury that dropped my Speed from 50-something to the low 30's that I still haven't come back from. In August of 2013, I was called up to the Washington Nationals. As a pinch hitter/utility guy I hit .264 with a couple RBI's, no homers, in 38 at bats.

At the beginning of 2014, I've just signed a 4 year, 1.8 million dollar contract with Washington to be a well-paid bench sitter. Starting out the season 0-2 in my pinch hitting duties, but an injury has me working as the Starting Catcher versus Left-Handed Pitchers for 1-6 days! Wooooo.


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So, Fielder Trav finally made it to the bigs. It took countless trades, a bunch of grinding in the minors, and a 'The Natural' type leg injury that dropped my Speed from 50-something to the low 30's that I still haven't come back from. In August of 2013, I was called up to the Washington Nationals. As a pinch hitter/utility guy I hit .264 with a couple RBI's, no homers, in 38 at bats.

At the beginning of 2014, I've just signed a 4 year, 1.8 million dollar contract with Washington to be a well-paid bench sitter. Starting out the season 0-2 in my pinch hitting duties, but an injury has me working as the Starting Catcher versus Left-Handed Pitchers for 1-6 days! Wooooo.



Dude you got me craving for this game , by the way when you do RTTS do you get too choose if you get drafted or can you pick a team ..or is it both.

Also can you tell me before you get drafted do you do a IQ test or something to let teams know what you are like ?

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You don't get an IQ test, but you can "choose" between (I think, I'm trusting my roommate on this) 3 teams when you start out or be drafted. I've made 2 players, my roommate 1, and all three get drafted by the Oakland Athletics, so something seems fishy.

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My RTTS Shortstop was drafted by the Blue Jays and I got a call up to play fully in my 3rd season. In that season I hit .340 with 29 HRs and 130 RBI.

Hell yes.



Did you just sim a few seaons then


Nope, I played every game, but I don't field or run the bases, so it goes quick.

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I just bat and field. Baserunning is for chumps... or guys that have like 35 SPD like my character.

Who wants to play an online game? Add me and send me a request "sammyc521."

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You don't get an IQ test, but you can "choose" between (I think, I'm trusting my roommate on this) 3 teams when you start out or be drafted. I've made 2 players, my roommate 1, and all three get drafted by the Oakland Athletics, so something seems fishy.


This doesn't sound right.

My version was either 'Enter Draft' or be drafted by 'Favorite Team' (One small annoyance I've found. If you want to play a franchise with your profile, it has to be your 'Favorite Team'. I'm planning to do a Mariners 'Chise thread because I just get that bored at times, but I have to change my 'Favorite Team' back in order to do so because I had it set as KC to play THEM, etc...)

Either way, I've been drafted by a few different teams depending on how I made the player. Not sure the draft matters -- Your first few years, you're 'Trade Bait'.


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Pretty much seems like you're just waiting to hit FA so you have a choice of where you'll play.

Has anyone demanded a trade?

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Pretty much seems like you're just waiting to hit FA so you have a choice of where you'll play.

Has anyone demanded a trade?



Im playing 08 till 10 arrives and today i demanded a trade and then was told im valuable to the team and wont be traded ...10 games later i was traded to the cubs !

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My RTTS Shortstop was drafted by the Blue Jays and I got a call up to play fully in my 3rd season. In that season I hit .340 with 29 HRs and 130 RBI.

Hell yes.



Did you just sim a few seaons then


Nope, I played every game, but I don't field or run the bases, so it goes quick.



In 08 can you do this and if so where do you go to do it

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Arrrrrgh.

I'm almost a month into my KC Franchise and just dropped a hair-puller to the Mariners.

Up 4-3 with men on 1st and 2nd in the top of the 9th. Hochevar pitched a pretty awesome game... 7 shutout innings to the 2 runs Felix gave up. He was tired and with the leadoff hitter rapping a solid into center field, I thought it'd be safer to go with Juan Cruz. Cruz blew it, and we had to scrabble back from 2-3.

Anyway, with two on and one out in the 9th. Soria gets his ground ball to short. Win!! No... wait. Yunieski Betancourt BOOTS the ball, safe all around. Next batter ropes one into the gap.

We did struggle back to push it into the 11th inning, but that was the game right there. Yuni, you bastard. I'm calling up Aviles.


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Beautiful... just like in real life.

Havent touched franchise mode yet. About to finish my first year split between AA and AAA. I reach a lot of my goals, but my attributes are too weak to get a sniff of the majors. Told the Twins that I want to stay with them and asked for an extension. They they'd work on it.

On our way to the AAA post season.

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Beautiful... just like in real life.

Havent touched franchise mode yet. About to finish my first year split between AA and AAA. I reach a lot of my goals, but my attributes are too weak to get a sniff of the majors. Told the Twins that I want to stay with them and asked for an extension. They they'd work on it.

On our way to the AAA post season.


I may start a mariners or mets franchise soon though


Me neither , am i right in saying Aroldis Chapman and Stephen Strasburg wont be in it till they played a regular MLB game

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A batch of trades has brightened the Royals' prospects...

We shopped Zack Greinke, and ended up finding a buyer for Cover Boy Joe Mauer (Yeah, right). It was Greinke, Brayan Pena, and a high-potential prospect pitcher for Mauer and Slowey.

At the moment, we're something like 11-27, and paying through the ass for a 14 million dollar catcher we might have no chance of resigning, but...

Y'know, now that I lay it out like that it doesn't seem like as much of a steal, considering Zack was locked into a three-year deal.

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I'm gonna hold off on starting a franchise until we got another patch and Knight from operationsports puts out his full minor league rosters.

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So started a SS and played two seasons splitting time between AA and AAA. My first season I hit .230 or so, decided it would be best to start playing on Rookie instead of Veteran. As a result of the settings change I bat .340 the next season in AAA. This is what pisses me off though, going into my third season management decides to send me back down to AA and sends mail saying "You've gone from bad to worse, go spend sometime in AA!". How does a guy bat .340 for an entire season and then get demoted?! Whatever, I decided to start over as a 2B. So far, about 150 at bats in, i'm hitting .350 and batting leadoff for the AA. I imagine theres bound to be an injury soon that gets me sent up to AAA.

Oh, for those of you new to this game make sure you follow through with all of the Achievement Goals your coach gives you! It's absolutely stupid you're forced to spend your training points on your bunting ability but this is definitely the easiest way to get moved up in the organization.


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So started a SS and played two seasons splitting time between AA and AAA. My first season I hit .230 or so, decided it would be best to start playing on Rookie instead of Veteran. As a result of the settings change I bat .340 the next season in AAA. This is what pisses me off though, going into my third season management decides to send me back down to AA and sends mail saying "You've gone from bad to worse, go spend sometime in AA!". How does a guy bat .340 for an entire season and then get demoted?! Whatever, I decided to start over as a 2B. So far, about 150 at bats in, i'm hitting .350 and batting leadoff for the AA. I imagine theres bound to be an injury soon that gets me sent up to AAA.

Oh, for those of you new to this game make sure you follow through with all of the Achievement Goals your coach gives you! It's absolutely stupid you're forced to spend your training points on your bunting ability but this is definitely the easiest way to get moved up in the organization.


Actually, just don't fail 3 straight times. If you fail the first two, then do the last one you won't get demoted. So, what I do, is I pick one that is fairly easy to do, do it, then I'm safe to spend point on whatever I want to the other times.

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 Post Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:11 am 
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Maybe that's my problem. I'm on All-Star at All Times.

Meanwhile, I'm starting to think KC is just Suckville... Mauer came over and started hitting under .300.


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 Post subject: Re: MLB the Show 10
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:48 am 
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My plan is to play on Rookie until my guy is no longer craptastic then progressively up the difficulty until I see realistic results.


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 Post subject: Re: MLB the Show 10
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i wish i had ps3 cuz mlb 2k10 sucks

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 Post subject: Re: MLB the Show 10
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Oh, Jeez. Don't bother.

Franchise mode has a Death Bug. Upon reaching the trade deadline... teams just randomly place an assload of all-stars on waivers. Day after trade deadline, BAM. You can just cruise the waiver wire and pick up a full all-star lineup. There are supposedly some work-around fixes like controlling all 30 teams and turning only manual trades on, etc... But that kinda defeats the purpose of playing franchise mode to me. If there are no opposing GMs, where's the strategy?

Supposedly they'll START work on the patch at the end of the month, but I don't know if this particular will be addressed, or if it'll nix existing franchises, etc.

What a gargantuan PITA. Yay, sports games.


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