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Jpup
01-29-2008, 02:35 PM
March 4th

http://media.1up.com/media?id=3479569&type=lg
http://media.1up.com/media?id=3479570&type=lg
Look at the grass.
http://media.1up.com/media?id=3479567&type=lg

:beerme:

Here is a link to more pics:

http://www.1up.com/do/slideshow?pager.offset=0&p=&g=&tr=&mt=0&cId=3164886

MrCinatit
01-29-2008, 02:58 PM
You have got to be kidding me.


I've got to get a playstation 3.

Degenerate39
01-29-2008, 06:09 PM
I'll buy this the first day it comes out. I love the MLB series so far and I'm sure I'll love it even more on the Next Gen system. Does anyone know if they're adding anything to career mode or franchise mode? I'd really like to have a Rule 5 draft on franchise mode.

Tommyjohn25
01-29-2008, 06:13 PM
Every day that passes the happier I become that I got a PS3. Good GOD look at those graphics!!

sonny
01-29-2008, 07:52 PM
Time to get rid of my intellevision.

TheBigLebowski
01-29-2008, 08:03 PM
I have a PS3 and a Wii. If you've never played a Wii before, you'd understand why it's so easy to sacrifice graphics for playability. Playing baseball on a Wii is extraordinarily fun. I'll probably buy this game for the Wii and do the EA version on the PS3.

paintmered
01-29-2008, 08:04 PM
My goodness.

There's a screen at the 1up link that has Ryan Howard hitting a homer while the catcher turns to the ump and holds his hand out for another ball. Fantastic stuff. I never imagined we'd ever see that kind of intricate detail in a video game.

I don't know how the gameplay will turn out, but Sony outdid themselves with the visuals. They're light years ahead of MLK2K8.

I'm still mad there's no baseball game for PC anymore and this game is for PS only. Maybe this coupled with the new Gran Turismo will tempt me to buy my first console ever.

NorrisHopper30
01-29-2008, 08:46 PM
Will this be available on xbox 360?

Degenerate39
01-29-2008, 08:58 PM
Will this be available on xbox 360?

I'm 94% sure that it's just for the Playstation

WVRed
01-29-2008, 10:11 PM
I have a PS3 and a Wii. If you've never played a Wii before, you'd understand why it's so easy to sacrifice graphics for playability. Playing baseball on a Wii is extraordinarily fun. I'll probably buy this game for the Wii and do the EA version on the PS3.

Will it be available on Wii?

*BaseClogger*
01-29-2008, 10:23 PM
I'll buy a PS3 and this game the day that the franchise mode has a Rule V Draft...

TC81190
01-29-2008, 10:30 PM
MLB The Show is a Sony series, so naturally, it will appear exclusively on the PS3. MLB 2k8 will be on all 3 systems, however.

I miss MVP baseball. :(

*BaseClogger*
01-29-2008, 10:49 PM
I miss MVP baseball. :(

:clap::clap::clap:

Caseyfan21
01-29-2008, 10:55 PM
I miss MVP baseball. :(

MVP 2005 was a hell of a game. Too bad they never had a chance to keep going. I still play that game on the computer.

pahster
01-29-2008, 10:56 PM
MLB The Show is a Sony series, so naturally, it will appear exclusively on the PS3. MLB 2k8 will be on all 3 systems, however.

I miss MVP baseball. :(

I miss High Heat.

TC81190
01-29-2008, 10:57 PM
MVP 2005 was a hell of a game. Too bad they never had a chance to keep going. I still play that game on the computer.

I wish my hardware could handle gaming. The online community still updates MVP '05 with new rosters, stadiums etc. every year.

Too bad 2K had to sign that contract with the MLB. MVP ate up so much of my time...

Razor Shines
01-29-2008, 10:58 PM
My goodness.

There's a screen at the 1up link that has Ryan Howard hitting a homer while the catcher turns to the ump and holds his hand out for another ball. Fantastic stuff. I never imagined we'd ever see that kind of intricate detail in a video game.

I don't know how the gameplay will turn out, but Sony outdid themselves with the visuals. They're light years ahead of MLK2K8.

I'm still mad there's no baseball game for PC anymore and this game is for PS only. Maybe this coupled with the new Gran Turismo will tempt me to buy my first console ever.

That sounds like a dream game.

BoydsOfSummer
01-29-2008, 11:20 PM
I wish my hardware could handle gaming. The online community still updates MVP '05 with new rosters, stadiums etc. every year.

Too bad 2K had to sign that contract with the MLB. MVP ate up so much of my time...

I have MVP for the PC. They do some killer stuff with the mods. But I found it unplayable because they tweaked the pitching so hard that I could no longer pitch effectively. It was too easy maybe to pitch before the tweaks, but way to hard for me afterwards, so I lost interst. Besides, I play so much Diamond Mind that it takes up any free time.

Jpup
01-30-2008, 05:12 AM
I have a PS3 and a Wii. If you've never played a Wii before, you'd understand why it's so easy to sacrifice graphics for playability. Playing baseball on a Wii is extraordinarily fun. I'll probably buy this game for the Wii and do the EA version on the PS3.


This game is only on Playstation 3 and PS2. EA doesn't make a baseball game anymore.

WMR
01-30-2008, 05:15 AM
What I wouldn't give to see what EA MVP Baseball 2008 would look like on the 360 and the PS3. :drool:

paintmered
01-30-2008, 07:04 AM
Will it be available on Wii?

Just on PSP, PS2 and PS3. Sony platforms only.

paintmered
01-30-2008, 07:05 AM
That sounds like a dream game.

:laugh:

Indeed it does.

WVRed
01-30-2008, 11:28 AM
Unfortunately, EA kinda got what they deserved with the marketing rights. They secured the rights to the NFL to be the sole engineer for Madden because ESPN was selling their game at almost 20 dollars cheaper. So when TakeTwo bought out the rights for MLB, that is why EA had to give up MVP and focus on college baseball.

TheBigLebowski
01-30-2008, 02:06 PM
I'm pretty sure it's being made for the Wii. The GameStop near me has it available for pre-sale..I'll check again to be sure.

BRM
01-30-2008, 02:12 PM
It's definitely a Sony exclusive. A quick glance at Amazon and Gamestop shows it's only available on PSP, PS2, and PS3.

TheBigLebowski
01-30-2008, 02:31 PM
MLB 2k8 is the Wii game. Still looks pretty cool.

http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=230235

Sooo..I'll get 2K8 for the Wii and The Show for my PS3.

GoReds33
01-30-2008, 02:48 PM
MLB The Show is a Sony series, so naturally, it will appear exclusively on the PS3. MLB 2k8 will be on all 3 systems, however.

I miss MVP baseball. :(Will they still have it for PS2?

Jpup
01-30-2008, 03:00 PM
What I wouldn't give to see what EA MVP Baseball 2008 would look like on the 360 and the PS3. :drool:

It would probably be terrible like Madden and NBA Live.

BRM
01-30-2008, 03:26 PM
Will they still have it for PS2?

If you are asking about MLB '08 The Show, the answer is yes.

WMR
01-30-2008, 03:26 PM
It would probably be terrible like Madden and NBA Live.

Live sucks, no doubt, but you don't like Madden?

I think Madden is awesome.

WMR
01-30-2008, 03:30 PM
BRM and Jpup, you guys should sign up for the mock NFL draft.

I think Tennessee is still available for you, Jpup.

StillFunkyB
01-30-2008, 05:22 PM
I miss High Heat.

:thumbup:

savafan
01-31-2008, 01:05 PM
I would love a baseball game that allows relocation and expansion...but that's just me.

justincredible
01-31-2008, 01:53 PM
I'll be pre-ordering this bad boy. I have yet to play a baseball game on my ps3 so this will be my first taste, hopefully I can wait 'til March.

TC81190
01-31-2008, 06:50 PM
I would love a baseball game that allows relocation and expansion...but that's just me.

The old All Star Baseball series let you expand (but not relocate.)

That's one game I wish people would cook up some rosters for.

OnBaseMachine
02-02-2008, 01:28 PM
I'm thinking about buying a PS3 so that I can play this game plus the college baseball games, both of which are only made for playstation.

How good is the gameplay on The Show? I know the graphics look awesome, but is te gameplay better than MLB2k series?

AmarilloRed
02-02-2008, 01:50 PM
MLB 2007 was a straight port from the PS2, but this edition is supposed to be improved with lots of new features. I have it on pre-order from GameStop.

WMR
02-02-2008, 01:54 PM
Is it going to be as "arcadey" as last season's version?

sonny
02-02-2008, 02:00 PM
MLB 2007 was a straight port from the PS2, but this edition is supposed to be improved with lots of new features. I have it on pre-order from GameStop.

IMO the gameplay is much better. although 2K has claimed they have made "revolutionary" changes, early reports is that it's the inferior game.

Will all the features and modes, gameplay, graphics, and the best commentary I have ever heard of any sports game (this year I hear they recorded 10 Gigs of audio!) The Show is the game to get this year.

Of course I only have a PS2, so I'll probably just get a roster update.

TC81190
02-02-2008, 02:30 PM
I'm thinking about buying a PS3 so that I can play this game plus the college baseball games, both of which are only made for playstation.

How good is the gameplay on The Show? I know the graphics look awesome, but is te gameplay better than MLB2k series?

I'm fairly certain EA has pulled the plug on the MVP NCAA series. 07 was the final edition (for the PS2.) Depending on what SKU of the PS3 you buy, it might not be able to play PS2 games; the 40 GB one isn't backward compatible.

As far as the 2k series vs. The Show...I'd go with The Show. Everything in that games just seems to work better , and really it's the closest a game has come to MVP, in my opinion. 2k got major bonus points from me a couple years ago when they included actual prospect names in the minor leagues, but they did away with that last year for some reason.

OUReds
02-02-2008, 04:15 PM
Below is a link to the lastest tidbit from the MLB 08 devs regarding individual pitcher/batter analysis. If you go to the home site and search for MLB 08 you can view a few other articles. They are providing weekly updates on the game up to the March release.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2008/01/29/mlb-08-the-show-weekly-update-pitcherbatter-analysis/

Jpup
02-03-2008, 03:21 AM
on another site I am a member of, we talk directly with the developers of the game, everyday. They are a great bunch of guys who have a true passion for baseball.

http://forums.operationsports.com/vBulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=7946&stc=1&d=1201748596
http://forums.operationsports.com/vBulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=7947&stc=1&d=1201748607
http://forums.operationsports.com/vBulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=7954&stc=1&d=1201833400
http://forums.operationsports.com/vBulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=7929&stc=1&d=1201647761

Jpup
02-03-2008, 03:22 AM
MLB 2007 was a straight port from the PS2, but this edition is supposed to be improved with lots of new features. I have it on pre-order from GameStop.

It wasn't a straight port last season. There were many improvements in the PS3 version.

Jpup
02-03-2008, 03:25 AM
Live sucks, no doubt, but you don't like Madden?

I think Madden is awesome.

Madden is terrible. NCAA is a little better. I used to love Madden, but it's been the same game for about 5 years now. It's been downhill since '02.

BearcatShane
02-03-2008, 11:44 AM
How much $ does a PS3 go for now?

Degenerate39
02-03-2008, 11:49 AM
How much $ does a PS3 go for now?

Mine was $500 but I have the 80 gig

paintmered
02-03-2008, 11:55 AM
How much $ does a PS3 go for now?

$400 - 40 GB

$500 - 80 GB

Tommyjohn25
02-03-2008, 11:58 AM
I read on IGN.com last night that in "career mode" which, for those of you that aren't familiar, is when you create a player and control him through all levels of the minors trying to make it to the bigs, that they have added more subtle details. Before all you had to do was perform well at bat, in the field, etc...now they make you watch you coach to pick up when you are supposed to shift on defense, you have to cover the bag on your own if you play infield, and at bat you even have to memorize your 3rd base coaches signs so you know what play is on!

WMR
02-03-2008, 12:04 PM
WOW Tommy!!

That's wild.

Will The Show have online play? We should do a RedsZone league or something.

Degenerate39
02-03-2008, 12:08 PM
WOW Tommy!!

That's wild.

Will The Show have online play? We should do a RedsZone league or something.

That would be awesome I'd definitely be interested in that. I figure I'll be playing career mode nonstop when I first get the game. I'm really excited for this game and a Redszone league would make online play alot better.

paintmered
02-03-2008, 12:37 PM
I read on IGN.com last night that in "career mode" which, for those of you that aren't familiar, is when you create a player and control him through all levels of the minors trying to make it to the bigs, that they have added more subtle details. Before all you had to do was perform well at bat, in the field, etc...now they make you watch you coach to pick up when you are supposed to shift on defense, you have to cover the bag on your own if you play infield, and at bat you even have to memorize your 3rd base coaches signs so you know what play is on!

Wow. I think that just sealed the deal for me.

Tommyjohn25
02-03-2008, 01:06 PM
WOW Tommy!!

That's wild.

Will The Show have online play? We should do a RedsZone league or something.


It appears that it will have online play from what I gather. A Redszone league would be amazingly cool!! Fantastic idea!

Tommyjohn25
02-03-2008, 01:07 PM
Wow. I think that just sealed the deal for me.

Yeah dude. This game could very well keep me pacified right up to Opening Day once it comes out. It's truly amazing how far video games have come.

Mario-Rijo
02-06-2008, 12:53 AM
It appears that it will have online play from what I gather. A Redszone league would be amazingly cool!! Fantastic idea!

Only problem is everyone will wanna be the Reds! I hate to see the Red's lose even when it's the Reds beating them. :(;)

But it would be better than having to play with the Yankees and Red Sox all the time just to be able to compete. Almost everyone you play against online has to be one of those 2.

I did beat one guy who was using the Yankees, with the Twins last year. I love playing on that turf especially when you have Johan on the hill.

namichael
02-06-2008, 08:27 AM
I have a PS3 and a Wii. If you've never played a Wii before, you'd understand why it's so easy to sacrifice graphics for playability. Playing baseball on a Wii is extraordinarily fun. I'll probably buy this game for the Wii and do the EA version on the PS3.

I've got a MLB Power Pros for the Wii and I love it. The graphics are very cartoony but don't it fool you. The depth of the game is amazing and the gameplay is very solid.

RedsFan75
02-06-2008, 10:35 AM
$400 - 40 GB

$500 - 80 GB

Guy at gamestop told me the 80 was being discontinued, and they were releasing a 120 soon. He didn't have a price

RedsManRick
02-06-2008, 03:11 PM
I was very disappointed in career mode for The Show 07 on my PS2. I'd be an all-star one year and not make the team out of spring training the next. Plus, it was weird being a pitcher and having control over my hitters and defenders. Also, the whole unrealistic financial aspect really disappoint me. I wish it followed the arb system and used real salary numbers.

I'm considering buying a PS3 (have a Wii), but don't want to do it and be disappointed by simply getting prettier versions of my PS2 games. Thinking maybe I'll just do Power Pros instead.

toledodan
02-07-2008, 02:55 AM
I miss High Heat.


i still play high heat. i just update my roster through pudge's web site every year.:thumbup:

hebroncougar
02-07-2008, 12:52 PM
i still play high heat. i just update my roster through pudge's web site every year.:thumbup:

High Heat on the computer? What version and what website?

paintmered
02-08-2008, 06:35 PM
Please delete.

sonny
02-20-2008, 11:37 AM
KGJ admiring a long bomb.

http://forums.operationsports.com/vBulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=8172&stc=1&d=1203473999

Degenerate39
02-20-2008, 11:52 AM
I really can't wait for this game.

Dom Heffner
02-20-2008, 12:11 PM
I play it on PSP and PS3.

I cannot think of anything cooler than being on a stuffy airplance, all cramped up, and as bad as it is, I can play The Show and the flight goes by so fast, I almost want it to last longer so I don't have to pause the game.

Last year's version was great, but it was a little to easy to make trades. I built an incredible team for basically nothing.

Degenerate39
02-20-2008, 01:16 PM
I was wondering what everyone's thoughts on the Career Mode was? Personally I love it. When I'm not playing against one of my friends online I'll be on career mode. I almost never get bored with it. If I do get bored though then I go to Franchise mode.

GoReds33
02-20-2008, 01:45 PM
I was wondering what everyone's thoughts on the Career Mode was? Personally I love it. When I'm not playing against one of my friends online I'll be on career mode. I almost never get bored with it. If I do get bored though then I go to Franchise mode.I don't get bored with it either. It always keeps me entertained. I do however have one problem. As another poster earlier pointed out, you can go from being an All Star to the minors in one year.

One year, I had perfect pitching attributes, and was coming up on the time where you start losing attributes. I decided to sign with the Yankees, to win a championship. I ended up being the third starter in AAA most of the year, until I started playing my own games everytime, and dominated. Then they called me up.

OUReds
02-20-2008, 03:05 PM
The PS3 demo is out on the playstation network. It is a 3 inning game, Red Soxs (you) vs Rockies at Fenway, Beckett vs Francis.

OnBaseMachine
02-20-2008, 08:11 PM
KGJ admiring a long bomb.

http://forums.operationsports.com/vBulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=8172&stc=1&d=1203473999

Is it just me or is this picture not showing up?

OnBaseMachine
02-20-2008, 08:36 PM
Dunner:

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/HustlinOwl/SG/DunnSG.jpg

NorrisHopper30
02-20-2008, 09:49 PM
MLB 2K8 comes out on March 3rd, I can't wait!

GoReds33
02-20-2008, 09:53 PM
Is it just me or is this picture not showing up?It's not showing up for me either.

BoydsOfSummer
02-23-2008, 02:25 PM
They need to update Adam. He's more svelte than that according to spring pictures.:thumbup: I smell MVP!

savafan
02-23-2008, 03:14 PM
What is the difference in graphics appearance between the PS3 and the PS2?

BoydsOfSummer
02-23-2008, 03:26 PM
I'm on the fence with this decesion also, Sava. I'm not the big gamer I used to be and 4bills for the new gen PS3...is it worth the upgrade for just that one game? I'd eventually play more I suppose...

I'd like to see some opinions from those who have played or seen both versions, 2 v 3. I may just pick up a used PS2 instead, I dunno....aaarrrggghh!

AmarilloRed
03-04-2008, 03:17 PM
It just came out on the PS3, and I picked a copy up. I will be playing it later, and let you all know what I think of the new version.

justincredible
03-04-2008, 03:28 PM
Mine is waiting for me in the mail when I get home from work tonight. I can't wait to start playing it.

OSUredsFAN
03-05-2008, 12:40 AM
Time to get rid of my intellevision.

HAHA, i had that as kid. that was awesome

reds44
03-05-2008, 01:30 AM
MLB 2K8 for 360 is amazing. Jay Bruce and Drew Stubbs are in it as well. They don't have the correct names, but they aren't hard to fine if you use the Top 100 prospects. Jay is #3 and is "John Bale" and Stubbs is in the top and I don't remember what his name is.

Bip Roberts
03-05-2008, 03:19 AM
I wish I could bring myself to pay for a 360 or a ps3. Too much money for only enjoying console sports games

Degenerate39
03-05-2008, 06:15 AM
MLB 2K8 for 360 is amazing. Jay Bruce and Drew Stubbs are in it as well. They don't have the correct names, but they aren't hard to fine if you use the Top 100 prospects. Jay is #3 and is "John Bale" and Stubbs is in the top and I don't remember what his name is.

Bruce is in the game but with a different name. I believe they have him as a right fielder. And from what I can tell he's just on Franchise mode.

AmarilloRed
03-05-2008, 08:15 PM
Ok. I have had the game for a couple of days and have concentrated mostly on RTTS. You don't get as many points for training as you did before, but it costs less points to train. There was a glitch in the previous version where you could exit out without saving, and you would be at the point where you last saved. That glitch is now gone, and it seems it auto-saves after the game.

Degenerate39
03-05-2008, 08:25 PM
Road To The Show is really getting me angry. I do fine with the goals at first then halfway through the season I don't do so hot so I have to sit the bench and it's even harder to finish the goals then.

NorrisHopper30
03-05-2008, 08:25 PM
MLB 2K8 for 360 is amazing. Jay Bruce and Drew Stubbs are in it as well. They don't have the correct names, but they aren't hard to fine if you use the Top 100 prospects. Jay is #3 and is "John Bale" and Stubbs is in the top and I don't remember what his name is.

It came out Tuesday right? I've gone to Target/Walmart 2 days in a row and they keep saying they don't have it. My friend got it from the same one last night, i'm really getting impatient.

reds44
03-05-2008, 08:32 PM
Bruce is in the game but with a different name. I believe they have him as a right fielder. And from what I can tell he's just on Franchise mode.
He's #32 on the Bats, and is a 6'2 LH power hitter who is 20 years old. It's not hard to find him, lol. He's just in AAA. I called him up and renamed him.

Corey Patterson covers some ground too.

reds44
03-05-2008, 08:33 PM
It came out Tuesday right? I've gone to Target/Walmart 2 days in a row and they keep saying they don't have it. My friend got it from the same one last night, i'm really getting impatient.
Yeah I got mine at gamestop Tuesday.

paintmered
03-05-2008, 08:48 PM
With the new Gran Turismo and GTA coming out, the PS3 has some really great games coming out. But neither of these games are out yet, and I'm having trouble justifying dropping four hundred buck on a game console that has only one game I want to play right now.

Is The Show so good that I need to run out and buy a PS3 sooner than later? Honest opinions requested.

AmarilloRed
03-05-2008, 08:57 PM
With the new Gran Turismo and GTA coming out, the PS3 has some really great games coming out. But neither of these games are out yet, and I'm having trouble justifying dropping four hundred buck on a game console that has only one game I want to play right now.

Is The Show so good that I need to run out and buy a PS3 sooner than later? Honest opinions requested.

You can just as easily play it on the PS2 for a lot less money. MLB: The Show is the best baseball game out there, and you need to buy it in some form. The PS3 version has better graphics and some improved features, but I expect there is no real hurry to buy the PS 3 version. I have played both the PS2 and PS3 versions, so I expect I can speak with some knowledge on this subject.

Degenerate39
03-05-2008, 09:02 PM
He's #32 on the Bats, and is a 6'2 LH power hitter who is 20 years old. It's not hard to find him, lol. He's just in AAA. I called him up and renamed him.

Corey Patterson covers some ground too.

I was talking about The Show. And I did the same thing I called him up and renamed him. It's too bad they don't have Cueto on the Show. I guess there's a good chance he'll be on there later on though.

Caseyfan21
03-05-2008, 10:23 PM
So far on 2k8 I've managed to find Bruce, Stubbs, Cueto, Yanish, and Gutierrez. There are probably a few more but I only looked briefly. Basically guys are in the correct position and with the correct height/weight, they just have different names with the same initials....i.e. Jay Bruce is John Bales. So just go through the roster and look at guys positions and initials and compare them to whats in the Reds minor league system.

NorrisHopper30
03-05-2008, 10:41 PM
What are Bruce's ratings?

Razor Shines
03-05-2008, 11:40 PM
With the new Gran Turismo and GTA coming out, the PS3 has some really great games coming out. But neither of these games are out yet, and I'm having trouble justifying dropping four hundred buck on a game console that has only one game I want to play right now.

Is The Show so good that I need to run out and buy a PS3 sooner than later? Honest opinions requested.

I was thumbing through Playstation Magazine at Target while my wife was grocery shopping or doing whatever it is she does and they list GTA's release date as next Tuesday(3/11). It may be about time.


You can just as easily play it on the PS2 for a lot less money. MLB: The Show is the best baseball game out there, and you need to buy it in some form. The PS3 version has better graphics and some improved features, but I expect there is no real hurry to buy the PS 3 version. I have played both the PS2 and PS3 versions, so I expect I can speak with some knowledge on this subject.

I don't know. I'm not sure if I could go back to playing video games that aren't in HD.

AmarilloRed
03-06-2008, 12:26 PM
I was thumbing through Playstation Magazine at Target while my wife was grocery shopping or doing whatever it is she does and they list GTA's release date as next Tuesday(3/11). It may be about time.



I don't know. I'm not sure if I could go back to playing video games that aren't in HD.

I don't have a HD TV now. I may get one this Christmas.

Redsland
03-06-2008, 01:46 PM
i still play high heat.
Same here. HH2k2 with all the mods. My franchise is in 2018. :beerme:

HumnHilghtFreel
03-06-2008, 01:49 PM
I don't have a HD TV now. I may get one this Christmas.

You will not regret it. I started playing games on my 360 in HD and was blown away.

I heard that MLB2K8 for the 360 is extremely buggy and not worth getting though. I know this isn't the thread for it exactly, but it's a baseball game thread. Can anyone confirm this?

Playadlc
03-06-2008, 01:58 PM
You will not regret it. I started playing games on my 360 in HD and was blown away.

I heard that MLB2K8 for the 360 is extremely buggy and not worth getting though. I know this isn't the thread for it exactly, but it's a baseball game thread. Can anyone confirm this?

Yes, it is buggy out of the box but there are ways to get it around it.

I own it on the 360 and I think it is a good game. Not a great game, but a good game.

FutureRedsGM
03-06-2008, 03:56 PM
Ratings from IGN.com (based on playing both games on PS3):

MLB: The Show 08 - 8.7

MLB 2K8 - 7.5


I picked up The Show on Tuesday and haven't been dissappointed. As an added bonus, it also comes with a coupon for a free cap of your favorite team from New Era. They aren't the best looking hats ever, but they are free!!

NorrisHopper30
03-06-2008, 04:38 PM
Got 2k8 today, free Jose Reyes bobblehead!

Degenerate39
03-06-2008, 04:39 PM
Ratings from IGN.com (based on playing both games on PS3):

MLB: The Show 08 - 8.7

MLB 2K8 - 7.5


I picked up The Show on Tuesday and haven't been dissappointed. As an added bonus, it also comes with a coupon for a free cap of your favorite team from New Era. They aren't the best looking hats ever, but they are free!!

Until you have to pay the 20 dollar shipping and handling fee.

BoydsOfSummer
03-06-2008, 06:39 PM
I ended up getting a PS3 and The Show. It's an awesome game so far, the best baseball game I've ever played. The RTTS is addicting as hell. I'll take any pointers on RTTS I can get. This game will finally make me buy the HD TV I've been putting off.

This game will end up boosting the economy way more than Bush's refund check. :p:

Degenerate39
03-06-2008, 07:06 PM
I ended up getting a PS3 and The Show. It's an awesome game so far, the best baseball game I've ever played. The RTTS is addicting as hell. I'll take any pointers on RTTS I can get. This game will finally make me buy the HD TV I've been putting off.

This game will end up boosting the economy way more than Bush's refund check. :p:

I can't stop playing RTTS. I'm having a hard time with it though. I really wish they would quit making me waste points on bunting though. As a power hitter I don't need to bunt when I can hit home runs and get the chicks. We all know chicks dig the long ball.

RedsFan75
03-07-2008, 08:32 AM
Until you have to pay the 20 dollar shipping and handling fee.

Nope Always be totally free. Nice high quality, not your typical booster type hat, but they're pretty good. I've got 3 of them over the years.

FutureRedsGM
03-07-2008, 09:19 AM
Until you have to pay the 20 dollar shipping and handling fee.

There is no shipping and handling fee. It's completely free.

GoReds33
03-07-2008, 05:39 PM
I remember a few years back they gave you really nice hats. Last year's was pretty bad though.

Degenerate39
03-07-2008, 07:37 PM
Nope Always be totally free. Nice high quality, not your typical booster type hat, but they're pretty good. I've got 3 of them over the years.


There is no shipping and handling fee. It's completely free.

My mistake I thought I read on the back of that card that shipping and handling was 20 bucks. Guess I misread it.

fearofpopvol1
03-09-2008, 02:52 PM
Maybe someone can answer this easier than I can find it, but why is MLB "The Show" only made for PS?? I have a 360 and I'm not so happy about it...

NorrisHopper30
03-09-2008, 03:04 PM
I really revamped the Reds in mlb 2k8. This is my roster at the start of '09

C- Soto
1B- Adrian Gonzalez ( Votto backup - he's not developing..)
2B- Hairston jr (forgive me!)
SS- Durham
3B - Atkins
LF - Bruce
CF - Maybin
RF - Hart

Pitchers:
Gallardo
David Price
Homer Bailey
Volquez
Buccholz

reds1869
03-09-2008, 03:05 PM
Maybe someone can answer this easier than I can find it, but why is MLB "The Show" only made for PS?? I have a 360 and I'm not so happy about it...

The Show is made by Sony.

GoReds33
03-09-2008, 03:09 PM
I really revamped the Reds in mlb 2k8. This is my roster at the start of '09

C- Soto
1B- Adrian Gonzalez ( Votto backup - he's not developing..)
2B- Hairston jr (forgive me!)
SS- Durham
3B - Atkins
LF - Bruce
CF - Maybin
RF - Hart

Pitchers:
Gallardo
David Price
Homer Bailey
Volquez
BuccholzIMO, that team's not better than this year's team. Gonzalezz is the heart of your offense, depending on how Bruce and Maybin develop. The pitchers are good and young. How have they developed so far?

OnBaseMachine
03-09-2008, 03:59 PM
Here's my 2008 Reds roster on the Show:

Lineup:

CF Jay Bruce
2B Brandon Phillips
RF Ken Griffey Jr.
LF Adam Dunn
3B Edwin Encarnacion
1B Joey Votto
SS Jeff Keppinger
C Javy Valentin/David Ross

Bench:

1B Scott Hatteberg
OF Ryan Freel
OF Norris Hopper
SS Alex Gonzalez
C Javy Valentin/David Ross

Rotation:

RHP Aaron Harang
RHP Bronson Arroyo
RHP Johnny Cueto
RHP Edinson Volquez
RHP Homer Bailey

Bullpen:

RHP Matt Belisle
RHP Marcus McBeth
LHP Jeremy Affeldt
RHP Josh Roenicke
LHP Bill Bray
RHP Jared Burton
RHP Francisco Cordero

So far I am 7-6.

GoReds33
03-09-2008, 04:34 PM
Bruce, Cueto, and Roenicke are in the show? I thought that they didn't put the youngsters in the game. Last year Bailey wasn't on it.

If you don't mind, can you give me some of the ratings of the youngsters? Thanks.

RedsFan75
03-09-2008, 04:52 PM
Maybe someone can answer this easier than I can find it, but why is MLB "The Show" only made for PS?? I have a 360 and I'm not so happy about it...

The MLB signed an exclusive deal with 2KSports to be the only 3rd party distributer for MLB sports. So the only folks who can produce a baseball video game is 1st party manufactuers IE Sony or 2kSports.

It was 2k's answer to EA Sports Madden Deal.

RedsManRick
03-09-2008, 04:55 PM
I went to my local Best Buy yesterday to buy a PS3 and this game. They had about 100 PS3 in stock but no game. Lots of games for my Wii though... It will be interesting to see if PS3 system sales pickup with the Blue-Ray format win. That sealed the deal for me.

fearofpopvol1
03-09-2008, 05:02 PM
The MLB signed an exclusive deal with 2KSports to be the only 3rd party distributer for MLB sports. So the only folks who can produce a baseball video game is 1st party manufactuers IE Sony or 2kSports.

It was 2k's answer to EA Sports Madden Deal.

It seems kind of illogical though only because you can buy Madden for any platform whereas the Show you can only buy for Sony. Ugh.

OnBaseMachine
03-09-2008, 05:07 PM
Bruce, Cueto, and Roenicke are in the show? I thought that they didn't put the youngsters in the game. Last year Bailey wasn't on it.

If you don't mind, can you give me some of the ratings of the youngsters? Thanks.

Sorry, I should have clarified that I created Bruce, Cueto, and Roenicke.

BoydsOfSummer
03-09-2008, 05:56 PM
The Ump is squeezing me, and my 3b can't catch a ball without a butterfly net! But I've added a 4th pitch- a cutter- and it's developing nicely.

I love RTTS! I think I'll start a second one as a catcher...

RedsFan75
03-09-2008, 06:35 PM
It seems kind of illogical though only because you can buy Madden for any platform whereas the Show you can only buy for Sony. Ugh.

True, but the Madden deal eliminated NFL gaming competition from 2K sports for all platforms, and the 2k deal eliminated EA Sports MVP baseball. Thankfully unlike the NFL deal this deal allowed 1st parties to keep making theirs, so Sony stayed in the game.

fearofpopvol1
03-09-2008, 06:58 PM
True, but the Madden deal eliminated NFL gaming competition from 2K sports for all platforms, and the 2k deal eliminated EA Sports MVP baseball. Thankfully unlike the NFL deal this deal allowed 1st parties to keep making theirs, so Sony stayed in the game.

Stupid companies.

I get why Sony won't manufacture the Show for Xbox, but they could make a lot of money by making it available to the other platforms. I'm not convinced that "The Show" is an elite enough game that someone would buy a PS3 just so they could play it. I could be wrong and I'm sure it doesn't hurt someone that is on the fence.

NorrisHopper30
03-09-2008, 07:20 PM
IMO, that team's not better than this year's team. Gonzalezz is the heart of your offense, depending on how Bruce and Maybin develop. The pitchers are good and young. How have they developed so far?

Adrian Gonzalez hit 50 homers in '09 and Atkins had 140rbi. Bruce and Maybin are both 83 overall at age 22.

All of the pitchers are developing well and I signed Harden 94 overall over the offseason which moves Volquez to the bullpen. Gallardo is 90 overall already and Price/Bucholz and Bailey are ~82.

GoReds33
03-09-2008, 07:54 PM
Sorry, I should have clarified that I created Bruce, Cueto, and Roenicke.Thanks. That's what I usually do. I just thought it might be different this year.

sonny
03-09-2008, 08:03 PM
The Show rates Bailey as a B prospect. Are the makers RedZone members?

Degenerate39
03-09-2008, 08:07 PM
Sorry, I should have clarified that I created Bruce, Cueto, and Roenicke.

What kind of attributes did you give Bruce and Cueto?

GoReds33
03-09-2008, 08:07 PM
The Show rates Bailey as a B prospect. Are the makers RedZone members?In my experience, The Show sometimes changes the ranking. Try restarting dynasty mode, with a new team. See what it is then.

paintmered
03-09-2008, 09:02 PM
Maybe someone can answer this easier than I can find it, but why is MLB "The Show" only made for PS?? I have a 360 and I'm not so happy about it...

Because the game is made by Sony.

RedsFan75
03-10-2008, 06:37 AM
Stupid companies.

I get why Sony won't manufacture the Show for Xbox, but they could make a lot of money by making it available to the other platforms. I'm not convinced that "The Show" is an elite enough game that someone would buy a PS3 just so they could play it. I could be wrong and I'm sure it doesn't hurt someone that is on the fence.

Due to the agreement signed by Major League Baseball and 2kSports the ONLY multi-platform game will be 2KSports version. Sony is only allowed to make a game for their console. If Microsoft decided to make one they could make one for the XBox only. Nintendo can make one for the WII only... so it's not that Sony doesn't want to release one for the XBox, it's that they are not allowed to.

fearofpopvol1
03-10-2008, 01:37 PM
Due to the agreement signed by Major League Baseball and 2kSports the ONLY multi-platform game will be 2KSports version. Sony is only allowed to make a game for their console. If Microsoft decided to make one they could make one for the XBox only. Nintendo can make one for the WII only... so it's not that Sony doesn't want to release one for the XBox, it's that they are not allowed to.

Ah, interesting. Gotcha. Thanks for clearing that up. Didn't realize it was that complicated.

FutureRedsGM
03-10-2008, 03:01 PM
Question for veterans of the series: At what point can we expect the first wave of roster updates from Sony? I have read here that some people have created Bruce, Cueto, etc, but I would prefer to wait until Sony provides the "real thing".

Degenerate39
03-10-2008, 03:43 PM
Question for veterans of the series: At what point can we expect the first wave of roster updates from Sony? I have read here that some people have created Bruce, Cueto, etc, but I would prefer to wait until Sony provides the "real thing".

They'll be on the game for real a few days after they get called up to the majors. Or if they make the team out of spring training then you'll most likely see them then.

Razor Shines
03-10-2008, 07:31 PM
I was thumbing through Playstation Magazine at Target while my wife was grocery shopping or doing whatever it is she does and they list GTA's release date as next Tuesday(3/11). It may be about time.




Well I was on Rockstar's official website today and it says the release date is April 29th. I don't know why PSM listed it as March 11th.


I picked up The Show and Army of 2 this past weekend. My wife was out of town so I got some time in on both. I can't decide which game I like better. The co-op mode on Ao2 is a lot of fun my youngest brother came over and we played through quite a few levels.

NorrisHopper30
03-10-2008, 07:42 PM
I've developed Bruce and Maybin great.

Gallardo is 25 and is 93 overall
Bruce is 23 and 92 overall
Maybin is 23 and 89 overall
Phil Hughes is 25 ( i think) and 92 overall

Got me to the playoffs in '10, lookin to win the series in '11 :)


By the way 2k sports needs to cut it down a little, I understand Jose Reyes is your cover player but don't make it so unrealistic. In 2010 he had the following stats and won mvp obviously:

348 avg
93 steals
64 homers
185 runs
165 rbi

GoReds33
03-10-2008, 09:24 PM
I've developed Bruce and Maybin great.

Gallardo is 25 and is 93 overall
Bruce is 23 and 92 overall
Maybin is 23 and 89 overall
Phil Hughes is 25 ( i think) and 92 overall

Got me to the playoffs in '10, lookin to win the series in '11 :)


By the way 2k sports needs to cut it down a little, I understand Jose Reyes is your cover player but don't make it so unrealistic. In 2010 he had the following stats and won mvp obviously:

348 avg
93 steals
64 homers
185 runs
165 rbiDoes Reyes have way inflated attributes, such as really high power and contact. I can understand the 93 steals. He's got the speed to come atleast close to that, but 64 homers???

fearofpopvol1
03-11-2008, 12:42 AM
Does Reyes have way inflated attributes, such as really high power and contact. I can understand the 93 steals. He's got the speed to come atleast close to that, but 64 homers???

Not to mention, 165 RBIs?? Unless he's in the 3 hole (which I'm doubting) or unless the NL all of a sudden has a DH in the lineup, I don't see how that's possible.

NorrisHopper30
03-11-2008, 07:14 AM
Does Reyes have way inflated attributes, such as really high power and contact. I can understand the 93 steals. He's got the speed to come atleast close to that, but 64 homers???

Joe Mauer also has 100 power vs lhp and rhp. Something is a little sketchy, I guess they could develop into a power hitter by 2010, but no way a little guy like Reyes could jack 64 in a year.

AmarilloRed
03-11-2008, 05:49 PM
A couple of thing I have noticed about RTTS '08. It takes much longer to go up a level. In the '07 version I could play 1 month in AA and be promoted ; this year I spent a whole year in AA and started at AAA the next year. Much more realistic. The computer AI is much smarter; you can lose points for a CS or being picked off(that didn't happen before). I think overall RTTS is much improved this year.

savafan
03-15-2008, 01:43 AM
Carl Crawford had 120 SB in my season. Ridiculous!

Jpup
03-27-2008, 02:12 PM
Carl Crawford had 120 SB in my season. Ridiculous!

Sony is working on a patch for this game. Things I expect they are fixing after hearing from the developers are the simmed steal stats, player fatigue, and outfielder speed. Just be patient. I would expect something towards the end of April, maybe sooner.

AmarilloRed
04-01-2008, 12:08 PM
They'll be on the game for real a few days after they get called up to the majors. Or if they make the team out of spring training then you'll most likely see them then.

It has been some time since the regular season started, and Cueto is now on the 25 man roster. Still, Sony has yet to have an update with Cueto on the roster. I just recently updated the roster this morning, and he was not on the Reds roster. I hope you are right, and we will see him.

RedsFan75
04-01-2008, 12:30 PM
Sony is real good about updating rosters... Typically you look for the first opening day roster around the Tuesday or Wednesday following the week of opening day... So next week's update should have the Opening day rosters...

Degenerate39
04-01-2008, 12:35 PM
It has been some time since the regular season started, and Cueto is now on the 25 man roster. Still, Sony has yet to have an update with Cueto on the roster. I just recently updated the roster this morning, and he was not on the Reds roster. I hope you are right, and we will see him.

Trust me, we'll see him. Same thing happened last year with Josh Hamilton and Homer Bailey. Even Dice-K wasn't in the game to start out with. I say he'll be on there the next roster update or the one after that.

ochoa30
04-01-2008, 04:13 PM
Trust me, we'll see him. Same thing happened last year with Josh Hamilton and Homer Bailey. Even Dice-K wasn't in the game to start out with. I say he'll be on there the next roster update or the one after that.

Yea, i believe the player has to appear in a major league game before they can be put into the game. So like you said he will probably be on the next roster update.

GoReds33
04-01-2008, 07:18 PM
I would love if you could build stadiums in that game. I know you can add seats and vendors, but that only does so much. I hate not being able to spend as much as some teams do on that game, after a few years, because I can't have 56,000 people at the games.

AmarilloRed
04-01-2008, 08:25 PM
Game Faqs.com mentions that the Opening Day roster updates will most likely be this Thursday or next Monday. I suppose I am just being impatient. As for building stadiums; if Madden can do it, The Show should be able to as well. Let's hope we get it next year; I don't think we would get a patch for it this year.

The Baumer
04-01-2008, 09:36 PM
I just purchased the PSP version. Anyone else playing on the portable?

RedsManRick
04-03-2008, 01:19 AM
Just finished the '09 season of Road to the Show. I'm a SP (sinker, hard cutter, sweeping curve) and establishing myself in the majors. Jeff Keppinger just won the batting title.

I think perhaps one of the greatest pleasures is watching how the PS3 handles lineups. Phillips batting 7th, Votto playing over Hatteberg, Keppinger leading off and playing over AGone, Burton, McBeth, Coutlagnus all in the pen. Of course, I just started the 2010 season -- which is where I saw Dunn batting 3rd... for the Pirates. Though the Reds signed Chris B. Young and I love having a glove out there in CF. Bailey just got released...

Degenerate39
04-07-2008, 11:08 AM
Cueto is now in the game my friends

Highlifeman21
04-07-2008, 11:21 AM
Cueto is now in the game my friends

What's his rating?

Degenerate39
04-07-2008, 11:27 AM
What's his rating?

Overall- B
Velocity- B
Stamina- B
Control- C
Fielding- F
Potential- A

After a few more starts I'm sure his control will be way up there along with Velocity and pretty much everything else for that matter.

Highlifeman21
04-07-2008, 02:04 PM
Overall- B
Velocity- B
Stamina- B
Control- C
Fielding- F
Potential- A

After a few more starts I'm sure his control will be way up there along with Velocity and pretty much everything else for that matter.

I've noticed with players with F fielding, comebackers are fun to field, and the pitcher almost always seems to get drilled with the comebacker, resulting almost always with injury.

I don't know why they would give Cueto F for fielding.

wojo1025
04-11-2008, 04:28 PM
I know, crazy question, but does anyone play 07 The Show online? I am always looking for games!

RedsManRick
04-13-2008, 12:36 AM
GARR... Playing Road to the Show is so frustrating. Throwing a 3 hitter, with 7 K's through 7.1 IP. I give up another hit and I get pulled. I had thrown 81 pitches. Happens all the freaking time. I'm glad Dusty is protecting my arm, but for God's sake, let me finish a shutout.

The Baumer
04-13-2008, 02:18 AM
I'm currently batting .429 with 20 home runs and 81 RBIs in AA Chattanooga. At the end of every goal period I am told "You're ready for AAA but we think you should stay here for a little longer."

Man, I hate Krivsky! ;)

Jpup
04-14-2008, 03:15 AM
Complete rosters with real minor leaguers will be out about Wednesday or Thursday of this week from a couple member @ OS. Also, Sony's updates always come on Monday. Always. Last weeks rosters had some bugs, but they will be fixed for tomorrow's roster update.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2008, 12:32 PM
I'm trying to figure out how to download rosters but don't know how. Where do I create an account and does it cost anything?

pahster
04-14-2008, 12:59 PM
Complete rosters with real minor leaguers will be out about Wednesday or Thursday of this week from a couple member @ OS. Also, Sony's updates always come on Monday. Always. Last weeks rosters had some bugs, but they will be fixed for tomorrow's roster update.

What's OS?

Jpup
04-14-2008, 01:13 PM
http://www.operationsports.com/

AmarilloRed
05-26-2008, 11:31 PM
Jay Bruce will be up on Tuesday, so you should be able to download him onto your roster starting next Monday. Question- Do you start a new MLB franchise so you can get Jay Bruce on the team? It will be very tempting to me.

Ibleedblue
05-27-2008, 03:23 AM
Jay Bruce will be up on Tuesday, so you should be able to download him onto your roster starting next Monday. Question- Do you start a new MLB franchise so you can get Jay Bruce on the team? It will be very tempting to me.

I probably will, I'm online like 10 games into mine.

RedsFan75
05-27-2008, 09:01 AM
Yeah, I'll restart a Franchise after I get Bruce, as I'm just now getting into May on mine.

Degenerate39
05-27-2008, 10:56 AM
I'll restart my franchise once he's on the downloadable roster and I'll restart my career mode too. So we can have Dunn in left, Bruce in center, and me in right.

Highlifeman21
05-27-2008, 12:27 PM
Jay Bruce will be up on Tuesday, so you should be able to download him onto your roster starting next Monday. Question- Do you start a new MLB franchise so you can get Jay Bruce on the team? It will be very tempting to me.

He's already on the team. He's a black dude in AAA with a different name. I can't think of the name off the top of my head...

AmarilloRed
05-29-2008, 01:46 AM
He's already on the team. He's a black dude in AAA with a different name. I can't think of the name off the top of my head...

There is 1 AAA outfielder in franchise mode with a potential of A(the highest level), but he is 25. Could that be who you mean? In any case, I will wait for the roster update next Monday.

Highlifeman21
05-29-2008, 11:48 AM
There is 1 AAA outfielder in franchise mode with a potential of A(the highest level), but he is 25. Could that be who you mean? In any case, I will wait for the roster update next Monday.

The guy I'm thinking about is 20, in AAA and is a black dude. I'll see if I can find the name.

I always rename him Jay Bruce.

Highlifeman21
05-29-2008, 12:00 PM
Dario Underwood is the guy I was thinking of.

He's Jay Bruce in my roster file.

AmarilloRed
06-03-2008, 12:12 AM
He wasn't on the June 2 roster update; we have to wait one more week(at least) before he is on our rosters.:(

WVPacman
06-03-2008, 12:28 AM
I still have ps2 and I have the game MLB 2k7 and was wondering how do I get the fielder to climb the wall and take away homeruns.I tried using the right antilog stick and all I do is dive.

Degenerate39
06-03-2008, 12:06 PM
He wasn't on the June 2 roster update; we have to wait one more week(at least) before he is on our rosters.:(

The MLB The Show creators are Corey Patterson fans.

Highlifeman21
06-03-2008, 04:54 PM
He wasn't on the June 2 roster update; we have to wait one more week(at least) before he is on our rosters.:(

Bruce was on the 6/2 roster update.

Try again today.

My roommate DL'd the file @ 9:30 PM last night.

What I did notice, however, that there are two absolutely stud OFs that are under 20 and would be the next best OF after Dunn on the Reds.

Highlifeman21
06-04-2008, 10:32 AM
After taking a closer look at the 6/2 file, I'm astonished (ok, maybe that's a strong word...), ok, I'm really really surprised that Bruce is considered worse than Norris Hopper.

Keppinger, however, is an absolute stud.

AmarilloRed
06-04-2008, 01:58 PM
Bruce was on the 6/2 roster update.

Try again today.

My roommate DL'd the file @ 9:30 PM last night.

What I did notice, however, that there are two absolutely stud OFs that are under 20 and would be the next best OF after Dunn on the Reds.

I tried last night, and he still wasn't on the 6/2 update. I will try again today, although I expect I will have to wait until 6/9. It does seem MLB can be slow updating rosters. Patterson, Hopper, Hatteberg, and I think even Castro are still on the Reds 25 man roster, even though some of them have been gone awhile, and Janish is not currently on. I hope Sony addresses some of the roster issues next year.

aerontg
06-04-2008, 02:27 PM
There are some things that need work in this game (I'm on PS2, but the game engine is the same across the ports). The first one of the top of my head is the one that any statistics freak would be concerned about: WALKS.

Without changing the sliders to the point of negatively other aspects of gameplay, walks are just not realistic in MLB08. You can throw them intentionally, sure, but if you're anywhere near the strikezone the cpu will swing every time. I did a study, only one game (VERY SMALL sample size), in which I used similarly rated starting pitchers. I tracked every single pitch, on whether the pitch was taken for a ball or a strike, whether it was hit for a foul, single, double, triple or homerun, or whether the hitter was hit by a pitch. I no longer have the numbers (got the results I expected, and threw away the paper out of frustration with the game), but I can tell you that the cpu is WAY more aggressive at the plate than human players, that the cpu hits WAY more foul balls.

Another thing that I feels need some serious attention is the frequency (and type) of errors. Unless you move the errors slider almost all the way to the right (to increase error frequency), you will RARELY see a botched play.

There are some other quirky things. Last night I played against my wife (she's the Red Sox, I played as the Blue Jays and won 8-2). There was one play where I popped up between first and home. For whatever reason the game wouldn't switch her to the player closest to the ball on time, and when it finally did, she had to dive for the ball in fair ground. The batter wound up on second base because of that. AND.......it wasn't counted as an error OR hit. Strange. There is a lot of clipping, where players seem to run through each other. When warming up pitchers in the bullpen you shouldn't have to look at the player's baseball card to see what his stats are. Just show the W/L ERA WHIP numbers to us under the player ratings.

aerontg
06-04-2008, 02:36 PM
Just finished the '09 season of Road to the Show. I'm a SP (sinker, hard cutter, sweeping curve) and establishing myself in the majors. Jeff Keppinger just won the batting title.

I think perhaps one of the greatest pleasures is watching how the PS3 handles lineups. Phillips batting 7th, Votto playing over Hatteberg, Keppinger leading off and playing over AGone, Burton, McBeth, Coutlagnus all in the pen. Of course, I just started the 2010 season -- which is where I saw Dunn batting 3rd... for the Pirates. Though the Reds signed Chris B. Young and I love having a glove out there in CF. Bailey just got released...

Homer, are you reading? :D

Dusty, are you?

Degenerate39
06-04-2008, 03:50 PM
I tried last night, and he still wasn't on the 6/2 update. I will try again today, although I expect I will have to wait until 6/9. It does seem MLB can be slow updating rosters. Patterson, Hopper, Hatteberg, and I think even Castro are still on the Reds 25 man roster, even though some of them have been gone awhile, and Janish is not currently on. I hope Sony addresses some of the roster issues next year.

He's on there for me. After you save it try going to franchise mode afterwards and looking on the roster.

AmarilloRed
06-04-2008, 04:47 PM
I just did try again today, around 3 P.M., and he was on the update. I suspect there might be a time differential involved, in which players in the Eastern Time Zone get Bruce earlier than those of us who live further west. There were also some other changes: Janish and Andy Philips were on the Reds roster, Keppinger and Patterson were in AAA, and Hatteberg was a free agent. AAA and AA also seems to have some new players.

AmarilloRed
06-16-2008, 02:33 PM
One interesting I noticed while I was monitoring the player progression system in franchise mode last night. Velocity never increases or decreases, and that seems a little unrealistic as in real life players will add or lose velocity over their career(as it now seems to have happened with Bailey). You can increase or decrease the velocity artificially by editing a player's pitches, but it is just not the same thing. I would hope Sony can work on a patch for this, or put it in next year's game.

Highlifeman21
06-16-2008, 07:09 PM
One interesting I noticed while I was monitoring the player progression system in franchise mode last night. Velocity never increases or decreases, and that seems a little unrealistic as in real life players will add or lose velocity over their career(as it now seems to have happened with Bailey). You can increase or decrease the velocity artificially by editing a player's pitches, but it is just not the same thing. I would hope Sony can work on a patch for this, or put it in next year's game.


Velocity depends on the pitching coach you have, and the amount of coin you put into velocity in the training.

The more focused your coach is with velocity, and the more coin you pump into velocity in training, you'll see velocity increase for the youngsters, and you'll see the old farts maintain.

AmarilloRed
06-16-2008, 07:17 PM
Velocity depends on the pitching coach you have, and the amount of coin you put into velocity in the training.

The more focused your coach is with velocity, and the more coin you pump into velocity in training, you'll see velocity increase for the youngsters, and you'll see the old farts maintain.

I am at the max allowed for training(80,000,000), and my pitching coach has velocity at near the max. I will monitor the 2nd year of my franchise, and see if anything changes.

Highlifeman21
06-16-2008, 09:13 PM
I am at the max allowed for training(80,000,000), and my pitching coach has velocity at near the max. I will monitor the 2nd year of my franchise, and see if anything changes.

I've only noticed subtle velocity change during the 1st year. I've observed noticeable velocity changes by multiple pitchers during year 2.

Give it time, you'll see it. The most I've seen is a 4-5 mph velocity increase on certain pitches.

For example, after year 2, Jared Burton was throwing consistently 97-99 with his cutter. IIRC, he was topping out at 95-96 with that same cutter.

Degenerate39
06-23-2008, 11:41 AM
I guess Thompson will be on next weeks roster updates.

AmarilloRed
06-24-2008, 01:47 AM
I guess Thompson will be on next weeks roster updates.

It just means I will have to start my franchise over again, or simply start a new one. I started this franchise because I finally had the Big 4 on my roster, I didn't think a fifth would be coming this soon.

RedsFan75
06-24-2008, 08:46 AM
Same here, I'll have to restart with Thompson.

Degenerate39
06-24-2008, 11:44 AM
It just means I will have to start my franchise over again, or simply start a new one. I started this franchise because I finally had the Big 4 on my roster, I didn't think a fifth would be coming this soon.

Me too. Then I'll have to restart when Roenicke gets called up. And I wish they would put Herera on the game already.

Highlifeman21
06-24-2008, 07:27 PM
Anyone found Clayton Kershaw in any of the roster updates?

Degenerate39
06-24-2008, 09:52 PM
Anyone found Clayton Kershaw in any of the roster updates?

I thought I saw him on the last one?

aerontg
06-24-2008, 10:03 PM
Sorry to derail the conversation, but if you want realism try OOTP 9. :D Though the best they could do for animation is move the ball from the plate to point B in the ballpark. :rolleyes:

Highlifeman21
06-25-2008, 12:19 AM
I thought I saw him on the last one?

I hadn't seen him until tonight.

Downloaded the roster and he was there.

Disgusting curveball.

Degenerate39
06-27-2008, 03:20 PM
When you're playing this game on PS3 does it ever randomly cut to the main PS3 guide? I was just playing Career mode and finally made it to the show as a starter then it went to the main menu out of no where.

Highlifeman21
06-27-2008, 04:40 PM
When you're playing this game on PS3 does it ever randomly cut to the main PS3 guide? I was just playing Career mode and finally made it to the show as a starter then it went to the main menu out of no where.

I've had that happen a couple times while playing RTTS.

I make sure I save often, even with the autosave on.

Not sure what causes it.

AmarilloRed
06-28-2008, 09:54 PM
Danny Ray Herrera was on the last roster update. He is not on the major league roster, though. He also was not given a screwball by Sony. Simply create a franchise, update the most recent update, go to the regular season, and Herrera will be under AAA relievers.

The Baumer
06-29-2008, 12:53 AM
On PSP, when I play in career mode, the bases at GABP are super tiny. They're fine everywhere else, but at home, I get these tiny pegs. Looks silly.

GoReds33
06-29-2008, 09:46 AM
On PSP, when I play in career mode, the bases at GABP are super tiny. They're fine everywhere else, but at home, I get these tiny pegs. Looks silly.I get that on PS2 aswell. I don't know what the deal is.

AmarilloRed
06-29-2008, 09:40 PM
Me too. Then I'll have to restart when Roenicke gets called up. And I wish they would put Hererra on the game already.

FWIW, Herrera is on the updated roster now. You simply have to look under AAA relievers when you start your franchise. I suppose you still need to wait for Roenicke, though.

toledodan
06-30-2008, 03:39 AM
i just got my ps3 and want to know where i can get the rosters.

pahster
06-30-2008, 10:38 AM
i just got my ps3 and want to know where i can get the rosters.

You have to connect to the internet through the game; it'll ask you if you want to download updated rosters.

toledodan
06-30-2008, 01:46 PM
You have to connect to the internet through the game; it'll ask you if you want to download updated rosters.



thanks! now the next step will be hooking this up to the internet.:confused:

AmarilloRed
06-30-2008, 03:10 PM
I checked early this morning, but Thompson was not on today's roster. It took several days after Monday for me to get Bruce, so I will be patient. Let me know if he shows up for anyone else, though.

guttle11
06-30-2008, 06:22 PM
thanks! now the next step will be hooking this up to the internet.:confused:

Do you have a wireless router for your PC? If yes, plug it right into the USB/controller charger port.

AmarilloRed
06-30-2008, 06:37 PM
Thompson did show up on today's roster when I checked at 4:30. Amazingly enough, Sony has improved Homer Bailey's potential from a B to an A, even with his bad MLB numbers this year. With Bailey's overall B compared to Thompson's overall C and potential of B, you could make a legitimate case to have Bailey as the no.5 starter(at least in the video game).

toledodan
07-01-2008, 07:49 PM
Do you have a wireless router for your PC? If yes, plug it right into the USB/controller charger port.



no, i just have my DSL modem. i wonder if the PS3 has a Wi-FI usb connector like the nintendo Wii? mine for the Wii works great.

OUReds
07-01-2008, 08:04 PM
no, i just have my DSL modem. i wonder if the PS3 has a Wi-FI usb connector like the nintendo Wii? mine for the Wii works great.

If I follow you correctly, and you mean the USB adaptor that allows a wired broadband connection for the Wii, then you don't need one.

All PS3s have a LAN port built in for wired connections.

toledodan
07-01-2008, 09:10 PM
If I follow you correctly, and you mean the USB adaptor that allows a wired broadband connection for the Wii, then you don't need one.

All PS3s have a LAN port built in for wired connections.




yes, you are correct. i just can't figure out how to get it to connect off of it. i don't know what info it needs when i'm setting it up. it asks for a ssid number or something. i'm not quite sure what that is.

pahster
07-02-2008, 10:55 AM
yes, you are correct. i just can't figure out how to get it to connect off of it. i don't know what info it needs when i'm setting it up. it asks for a ssid number or something. i'm not quite sure what that is.

The SSID is the name you've set for your wireless network.

Highlifeman21
07-02-2008, 11:56 AM
All I know is that in my RTTS, if I were really a Reds' propsect, the minor league forum would be up in arms over my consistent yet inconsistent performance at the dish where I'll alternate 0-4 games with 3-4 games.

I'm OPSing over 1.100 in AAA, splitting time behind the plate and @ 1B, but I'm either feast or famine. I'm only OBPing in the .360 range, but my SLG is over .750. If I could only take a walk, my OBP would be well over .400, but since I've taken all of maybe 3 walks on the year, my OBP is Keppinger or Hopper esque. Very much so AVG driven.

Anyone else finding that they'll go 0 for a game, and then the next game get 2+ hits, and then the following game put up the big goose egg at the plate?

pahster
07-02-2008, 12:39 PM
I've found that I have an incredibly hard time working a walk. I played every game in AA over the course of a season and only walked something between 15-20 times. I've even got the pitchers' control and walk settings altered. They just don't throw me balls. Of course, my character hits like .370, so I guess I don't need them that much, but still.

Degenerate39
07-02-2008, 03:49 PM
I've found that I have an incredibly hard time working a walk. I played every game in AA over the course of a season and only walked something between 15-20 times. I've even got the pitchers' control and walk settings altered. They just don't throw me balls. Of course, my character hits like .370, so I guess I don't need them that much, but still.

Unless the pitcher is just having awful control I try to get some hits. I guess I have a Dusty Baker RTTS mentality I want to get hits more than I want to get walks.

toledodan
07-09-2008, 12:24 AM
You have to connect to the internet through the game; it'll ask you if you want to download updated rosters.



i got connected tonight but didn't see any place that offerd me the rosters. any help would be great.

AmarilloRed
07-09-2008, 01:36 AM
i got connected tonight but didn't see any place that offerd me the rosters. any help would be great.

SportsConnect is the place to download rosters. Enter your password, tell it you want to download the current roster once you leave, save a roster file, and there you go.

toledodan
07-10-2008, 12:17 AM
SportsConnect is the place to download rosters. Enter your password, tell it you want to download the current roster once you leave, save a roster file, and there you go.


thanks so much. didn't realize i had to log into sports connect as well after first entering off the menu. got my roster tonight and started my season.


anyone else playing online have the game run slower than the action itself? it made it hard to play, had to quit after 2 innings.

SeeinRed
07-10-2008, 08:16 PM
I had something weird happen to me with this game. I was just playing agianst the Rockies as the Reds at home. Bruce led of the home half of the first inning with a homer and then Kepp hit a grounder to SS. I was shocked to see the SS throw to second thinking that was a mistake only I make. Even more suprising was they called an out at second and the throw on to first got the double play... There should have been no one on first. They had Bruce on first. It still gave me the run, but it was weird. Has anyone had this happen before?

AmarilloRed
07-11-2008, 12:53 AM
I had something weird happen to me with this game. I was just playing agianst the Rockies as the Reds at home. Bruce led of the home half of the first inning with a homer and then Kepp hit a grounder to SS. I was shocked to see the SS throw to second thinking that was a mistake only I make. Even more suprising was they called an out at second and the throw on to first got the double play... There should have been no one on first. They had Bruce on first. It still gave me the run, but it was weird. Has anyone had this happen before?

I had something similar happen. Bruce hit a HR, scored the run, and then was shown to be on second when the next batter appeared. He scored again, and was crediting with scoring 2 runs on only one AB.

The Baumer
07-11-2008, 06:16 AM
It's because BRUCE is omni-present in both the real and electronic world.

Team Clark
07-11-2008, 01:08 PM
So far I have played about 7 seasons and every so often I see a "quirk". I have pitched a perfect game, 3 no hitters, about 10 one hitters and broke the consecutive game hitting streak at least once a season. Last season I played I broke the 56 game hitting streak TWICE. God I love this game. Funny thing is I have a new career in the White Sox system and I can not get called up. I am in AA hitting .556 200 for 360. 45 HR 112 RBI 106 SB 6 measley walks and I can not get a call to even AAA. I am ranked #1 in the organization AND the league. It's the first week of August in the season.

SeeinRed
07-11-2008, 03:02 PM
So far I have played about 7 seasons and every so often I see a "quirk". I have pitched a perfect game, 3 no hitters, about 10 one hitters and broke the consecutive game hitting streak at least once a season. Last season I played I broke the 56 game hitting streak TWICE. God I love this game. Funny thing is I have a new career in the White Sox system and I can not get called up. I am in AA hitting .556 200 for 360. 45 HR 112 RBI 106 SB 6 measley walks and I can not get a call to even AAA. I am ranked #1 in the organization AND the league. It's the first week of August in the season.


Maybe your fictional player just doesn't have passion for the game like you do. Does he run out grounders? Is he scrappy enough? Maybe he spends too much time fishing or going out on the town. Thats why I always max out the passion stat. Everything else doesn't matter as much as long as he can play the game the right way. I wouldn't look for a trade either. You know the Blue Jays wouldn't even touch you. J. P. has done his homework.:D

nate
07-11-2008, 03:30 PM
Can you change the appearance of the players? For example, can you outfit Homer Bailey with a hunting knife?

Degenerate39
07-12-2008, 09:07 PM
Can you change the appearance of the players? For example, can you outfit Homer Bailey with a hunting knife?

If it's someone like Bruce who was a late addition to the game then I think so but not if they've been in the game the whole time like Dunn or Griffey

toledodan
07-12-2008, 11:10 PM
i just started a season with an updated roster. if the reds bring up anyone else not in the new roster what do you do? i know they update the rosters but you shouldn't need to start a new season each time to make the rosters current. what would be nice is if you could import players off the updated rosters to put into your current roster. that would allow you to start a season without being worried about having the new players that will be added during the season. there is a couple of players in the minors that might make it up before the season is over.

Jpup
07-14-2008, 11:00 AM
Knight's historic roster should be released tonight over @ OS. Operationsports.com .

The 1990 Reds are included. I d/led the beta version Friday and they are amazing rosters.

SeeinRed
07-15-2008, 09:44 AM
After playing for a while, is it just me, or is there an unusually high amount of shoestring catches in this game. It almost seems as though they tried to make is seem more realistic by adding more types of catches, but went a little overboard on shoestring catches. Maybe its just the way I've been hitting.

Jpup
07-17-2008, 08:55 AM
After playing for a while, is it just me, or is there an unusually high amount of shoestring catches in this game. It almost seems as though they tried to make is seem more realistic by adding more types of catches, but went a little overboard on shoestring catches. Maybe its just the way I've been hitting.

I think it's just you.

SeeinRed
07-17-2008, 09:19 AM
I think it's just you.


Thats a phrase I hear a lot.... All kidding aside though, the other night I played and I counted 8 shoestring catches by the computer. Its gotta be the way I'm hitting the ball or maybe something in the settings. I'm keeping a tally on paper to see how many I average per game.

Jpup
07-17-2008, 09:43 AM
Thats a phrase I hear a lot.... All kidding aside though, the other night I played and I counted 8 shoestring catches by the computer. Its gotta be the way I'm hitting the ball or maybe something in the settings. I'm keeping a tally on paper to see how many I average per game.

what rosters are you using? that could be part of it. I've played, probably, over 150 games and haven't noticed anything like that.

SeeinRed
07-17-2008, 10:15 AM
what rosters are you using? that could be part of it. I've played, probably, over 150 games and haven't noticed anything like that.

I'm using the updated rosters from the game. I've downloaded them as often as possible. Its just a statistical oddity I would guess. :confused:

Degenerate39
07-17-2008, 10:26 AM
I'm using the updated rosters from the game. I've downloaded them as often as possible. Its just a statistical oddity I would guess. :confused:

I've been robbed of hits by a good amount of shoestring catches. But on the flipside I've done a good amount of that too in Right Field.

toledodan
07-18-2008, 12:22 AM
I'm using the updated rosters from the game. I've downloaded them as often as possible. Its just a statistical oddity I would guess. :confused:



are you starting a new season each time you download a roster?:confused:

SeeinRed
07-18-2008, 08:30 AM
are you starting a new season each time you download a roster?:confused:


No, but I also play a lot of games in exhibition mode. I've noticed it in both modes. I played yesterday and noticed that I hit a lot of line drives. Maybe thats where it comes from. Its not really a concern, but more of a curiosity for me. Its to the point now where I just laugh everytime a shoestring catch is made.

Degenerate39
07-18-2008, 12:43 PM
No, but I also play a lot of games in exhibition mode. I've noticed it in both modes. I played yesterday and noticed that I hit a lot of line drives. Maybe thats where it comes from. Its not really a concern, but more of a curiosity for me. Its to the point now where I just laugh everytime a shoestring catch is made.

That could be the timing of your swing. My right handed hitter usually flys out to right field.

AmarilloRed
07-21-2008, 08:41 PM
Does anybody know what happened to Danny Ray Herrera on the Reds roster? In some of the updates, he was listed in the Reds organization under AAA relievers, and I still have him in my franchise. He has not been listed in the most recent updates, however, so I am wondering what happened.

toledodan
07-21-2008, 09:06 PM
Does anybody know what happened to Danny Ray Herrera on the Reds roster? In some of the updates, he was listed in the Reds organization under AAA relievers, and I still have him in my franchise. He has not been listed in the most recent updates, however, so I am wondering what happened.



he was on my roster a couple of weeks ago. i haven't checked lately as i started a season with that roster. i asked a question a few days ago about how people used the updated rosters after starting a season. i would think it would be crazy to have to start a new season each time a new player was added. i wonder once people get the update they want(bruce for example)they just start a season then edit new players as the season goes on. if someone has figured out how to just import players off a roster to a current season that would be even better.:thumbup:

Degenerate39
08-16-2008, 10:13 PM
When your trying to score from 3rd to home how do you pile drive the catcher?

GoReds33
08-17-2008, 07:29 PM
When your trying to score from 3rd to home how do you pile drive the catcher?I've had my players do it without giving any slide directions. I don't know if that's how you are supposed to do it though. Maybe there are certain things you can do to hit him harder, because the ball almost never comes out.

Degenerate39
08-17-2008, 09:06 PM
I've had my players do it without giving any slide directions. I don't know if that's how you are supposed to do it though. Maybe there are certain things you can do to hit him harder, because the ball almost never comes out.

No matter what I push my guy always slides

GoReds33
08-17-2008, 09:44 PM
No matter what I push my guy always slidesSometimes I just push L1 or R1, depending on which mode I'm in, and hold that down. Sometimes they hit the catcher, and sometimes they slide. Give that a try. I'm doing it on PS2, so depending on system, there might be a difference.

Orodle
08-17-2008, 11:04 PM
lol piledrive the catcher? do you know what a piledrive is?

Degenerate39
08-17-2008, 11:09 PM
lol piledrive the catcher? do you know what a piledrive is?

Yes and I was using it as an expression

AmarilloRed
08-20-2008, 01:12 AM
Something strange happened on the last roster update: It had Brad Salmon listed as a Reds reliever again.:dunno:

AmarilloRed
10-08-2008, 01:00 PM
It just put out the last roster update; there were a number of omitted players. No Ramon Ramirez, Chris Dickerson, and I didn't see any of the young relievers. Norris Hopper was a starting outfielder, and Micah Owings was on the AA Diamondbacks roster. I hope all this will be fixed when MLB '09 comes out.

Degenerate39
10-09-2008, 12:02 PM
It just put out the last roster update; there were a number of omitted players. No Ramon Ramirez, Chris Dickerson, and I didn't see any of the young relievers. Norris Hopper was a starting outfielder, and Micah Owings was on the AA Diamondbacks roster. I hope all this will be fixed when MLB '09 comes out.

I thought I saw Ramirez and Dickerson on the last roster update I had.

AmarilloRed
10-10-2008, 05:33 PM
I checked again last night, and most of the callups were there. Micah Owings had an A overall, he was the Reds second best pitcher. Ramon Ramirez was in AAA, and so was Josh Roenicke. I was surprised Roenicke only had a C in velocity. Chris Dickerson was there, but his ratings were lower than I had expected. I will be interested to see what changes are made for next year's game.

Degenerate39
10-11-2008, 01:58 PM
I checked again last night, and most of the callups were there. Micah Owings had an A overall, he was the Reds second best pitcher. Ramon Ramirez was in AAA, and so was Josh Roenicke. I was surprised Roenicke only had a C in velocity. Chris Dickerson was there, but his ratings were lower than I had expected. I will be interested to see what changes are made for next year's game.

Doesn't Brandon Phillips have a D or a C in fielding though? Usually I just adjust the ratings to closer way

Highlifeman21
10-11-2008, 03:12 PM
All I know is that negotiating a contract extension in the offseason is a joke.

I hope they fix this in future versions.

My RTTS SS has been OPSing North of 900, averaging 132 steals a year, and batting just shy of .400. Apparently that's only worth 1.2 million a year for 4 years?

BoydsOfSummer
10-11-2008, 05:37 PM
Holy moly Highlife...that's like Rickey Henderson squared. What difficulty are you on?

GoReds33
10-11-2008, 06:12 PM
All I know is that negotiating a contract extension in the offseason is a joke.

I hope they fix this in future versions.

My RTTS SS has been OPSing North of 900, averaging 132 steals a year, and batting just shy of .400. Apparently that's only worth 1.2 million a year for 4 years?Is he really young? If not, I have no idea why that happens. Usually on that game though, the younger, the cheaper.

Highlifeman21
10-11-2008, 09:13 PM
Holy moly Highlife...that's like Rickey Henderson squared. What difficulty are you on?

1 level below the highest difficulty

My speed is maxed, my BR ability is maxed.

My power sucks, and I can't bunt for anything, but my contact is decent, my vision/discipline/coverage is good.

I think my D is good b/c of my speed.

Just frustrating, it's the only "bug" I've found in RTTS.

Highlifeman21
10-11-2008, 09:16 PM
Is he really young? If not, I have no idea why that happens. Usually on that game though, the younger, the cheaper.

He's 24, with 5 full seasons of MLB experience.

Spent all of age 18 in the minors, came up for a September cup of coffee at age 19, and then made the Opening Day roster as the starting SS at age 20.

This is the 3rd time I've negotiated a contract, but after ridiculous numbers over 5 years, I figured I'd get paid....

Degenerate39
10-11-2008, 09:19 PM
He's 24, with 5 full seasons of MLB experience.

Spent all of age 18 in the minors, came up for a September cup of coffee at age 19, and then made the Opening Day roster as the starting SS at age 20.

This is the 3rd time I've negotiated a contract, but after ridiculous numbers over 5 years, I figured I'd get paid....

Most of the time my power hitters usually get paid pretty handsomely.

GoReds33
10-11-2008, 09:25 PM
He's 24, with 5 full seasons of MLB experience.

Spent all of age 18 in the minors, came up for a September cup of coffee at age 19, and then made the Opening Day roster as the starting SS at age 20.

This is the 3rd time I've negotiated a contract, but after ridiculous numbers over 5 years, I figured I'd get paid....That's why I try to always go with short contracts, one to two years. I like those deals because you never know where there will be an opening in the offseason, and Spring training gives you another chance to pull in more points. 24 is young for the game. I think around 26-27, he'll start pulling in a payday. I know it's not realistic, but the rest of RTTS is great.

Highlifeman21
10-12-2008, 01:30 PM
That's why I try to always go with short contracts, one to two years. I like those deals because you never know where there will be an opening in the offseason, and Spring training gives you another chance to pull in more points. 24 is young for the game. I think around 26-27, he'll start pulling in a payday. I know it's not realistic, but the rest of RTTS is great.

This is the 1st deal bigger than 2 years they've offered.

Prior to this, it'd been 1 and 2 year deals.


Has anyone found where other teams will give you offers for FA, or is it just the team you're playing for?

GoReds33
10-12-2008, 04:52 PM
This is the 1st deal bigger than 2 years they've offered.

Prior to this, it'd been 1 and 2 year deals.


Has anyone found where other teams will give you offers for FA, or is it just the team you're playing for?The free agency is really unrealistic. I have gotten offers, but usually it's as a 28 year old All Star. It's really hard to find something I like. They only allow four offers, which is bad for me, as I usually have a team picked out.

Degenerate39
10-12-2008, 05:30 PM
My right fielder is 25 years old and has an 8 year deal for 70 million with the Reds. I don't know how far into the contract I am though.

BoydsOfSummer
10-13-2008, 05:41 PM
I settle for under market just so I can remain a Red. Now that's loyalty my friends!

It's also not real money...heh...

Highlifeman21
10-13-2008, 06:54 PM
I settle for under market just so I can remain a Red. Now that's loyalty my friends!

It's also not real money...heh...

I did that with one of my 1st RTTS.

I was a SP, came up with the Reds until AAA, was traded to the Indians, pitched for them for a 5 year contract, and then went to the Reds as a Spring Training Invitee @ league minimum after winning 4 consecutive Cy Youngs, leading the league in Wins, ERA and Ks.

It was also a great way to get cheap points to plug into my attributes, since I had the entire ST to rack up points. The only problem with ST was that only twice did I go deeper than 4 IP, so I could have absolutely raked in the points if they allowed me to pitch CG, which I did regularly.

Degenerate39
10-13-2008, 06:57 PM
I settle for under market just so I can remain a Red. Now that's loyalty my friends!

It's also not real money...heh...

The Reds gave me the big contract I would've signed for less. :D