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  • I don't pay attention to skills either - just focus on stuff and arm ratings, in that order.  Control is the equivalent of speed on a batter, completely irrelevant in TSB '20.  Does control play a role in the new pitching mode in TSB '21?
  • Glu's coding gives a significant advantage to platoon matchups (i.e. L vs R).  Since about 80% of all ABs are against RHPs, a left-handed or switch hitter is always a huge plus.  Hoiles also has the RISP skill which isn't very good.  IMO Berra would…
  • @Piglet1899 - sorry man, that's brutal.  You had a 97.5% chance to pull 1+ players, so you were truly unfortunate.
  • @2003cobra - that's interesting.  I did 6 cycles in the first window and my cycle rewards status was reset to zero when the second window opened - I got frustrated and didn't play the rest of the day.  Hopefully your experience is what Glu intended …
  • As with all WOH boxes, I would appreciate it if a pity timer were added.  10 of those short cycles should take 1-2 hours (closer to 1 for stacked diamond teams) and you would earn 23 boxes, so maybe a pity timer in the 5-10 range?  I got lucky and g…
  • Glu said that they don't currently have the ability to present a secondary timer for when the one-hour WOH window will close, so all that is presented to us is the timer for when the entire event itself ends.  I'd expect maybe 2-3 more one-hour wind…
  • Looking back at last year - the 600 max players were first issued on Wednesday 2/26 (Davey Johnson) and the last set of boxes were issued on Monday 3/16 (Ernie Banks).  Just speculation, but I agree with the OP that if this year plays out like last,…
  • It was publicly announced that TSB21 will be released worldwide on Monday March 15th - so we've got to back up from there.  My assumption is that on that day TSB20 dies off.  I lived in Canada last year - can someone else confirm that this is what h…
  • My hunch is that there is a bump this weekend to 610 and a final bump on the last weekend before TSB21 is released worldwide (3/12-3/14).  This would make business sense for Glu so that we all have to spend just a little extra to chase those elite 6…
  • Today I played over 1,000 bonus games without fieldpass, which means I tapped my phone over 10,000 times - just sickening.  Was it fun?  No, but I wanted the club points and gold.  This is probably a minority view, but I would prefer that Glu lean i…
  • The differences between the tiers are really interesting - Foxx is a lights out closer in diamond (so far 10 for 10 with a 40 gold boost) but probably sucks at other tiers.  
  • @Rippers - touche!  I updated my comment above to clarify that it applies to diamond only.  I can't speak to platinum or silver. 
  • Just a reminder for diamond players - its impossible to hit an HR on 5.10 of the mega tower, so guys like Foxx with double ROB are elite options.
  • @baseball2020 - yes, Glu said that at some point in the future you will no longer be required to "collect" any rewards that you have earned, they will just be auto-pushed to your inbox.  Timeline is unknown, but my guess would be sometime in the TSB…
  • @tshea510 - IMO this is driven by the limitations of the game design.  For batters there's really only one relevant rating - hit.  The other two are meaningless - in theory power comes into play in bash and HR battles, but the reality is that with t…
  • Games --> Challenges --> Achievements
  • Since the 22.5% WOH boxes were released I've gone 136 for 606, which is 22.4%.  I've had some amazing days, some terrible ones and more infuriating than anything, when trying to box cap a player my pull rate has been 20.1% vs 24.6% when I'm not.  It…
  • In WOH I always swing on the first pitch regardless of pitch type and try to hit it to the opposite field.  There are definitely hitable curves - the ones right down the middle of the plate - but if it cuts across an edge, then its a pre-determined …
  • Another thing to consider for guys who don't have an elite closer - on Monday I was unable to hit a HR off of Whitey Ford at 5.10, which means that unless Glu changes the starting situation to bases empty, gift Hank should be lights out in WOH (unti…
  • I agree with the WOH comments above.  From a numbers perspective, my custom legend with double first pitch has a higher OPS than comparable guys with the following skill sets (RHP/RHP, RHP/hot, hot/hot, hot/blowout).  If Glu ever releases an ATG wit…
  • I've got six so far - three from box pulls (Mathewson, Gehrig, Cobb), two from cash purchases (Ruth pitcher, Rivera), and one custom.  Oddly enough the three box pulls have all come from the low cost boxes, Mathewson/Gehrig on the 400 Monday boxes a…
  • @retirepujols - sorry man, I stole your luck this weekend.  I went 8 for 25 - after starting him at D4, I had a net gain of 124K LXP (including leveling to D4 and skill costs).  WOH is pretty boring, but the value can be simply awesome if the box pu…
  • See the repull optimizer tab to play with different variables - this excludes the 112,500 LXP in cycling rewards and the expected value of 2,275 per WOH reward box (x25).  If you have a 60% discount and plan to do 25 cycles, I'd recommend starting a…
  • @baseball2020 - thanks!  that narrative makes sense - I'd like to think that such a voting travesty would be impossible in modern baseball.
  • I spent some time nerding out on Yogi's career.  Are there any stat heads out there that can rationalize why Yogi won the 1955 AL MVP award?  It appears to have been a down year for him - he was 10th in OPS+ and 9th in WAR.  Meanwhile Mantle led the…
  • What skill set would everyone want to see on Yogi to make him a must have?  My vote would be for either double 1st pitch (elite for WOH and BGs/tournies) or double hot.  If he gets released with RISP (a la Jackie), I may not play for the next week ;…
  • @retirepujols - I like that PXP for balls (to cash to BGs/tournies to gold) swap idea.  The VIP forum guys have been urging Glu to release living legends for quite awhile now - I'm not sure whether it'll happen or not, but I'm going to hold on to th…
  • Another under-appreciated element of WOH this year is the ability to stack PXP - I'm sitting on about 9.6M right now ;o)  As an example for diamond players, if you levelled Nimmo to G10 and then completed 24 more cycles (insane, I know), you'd have …
  • @drsmartassphd - thanks man, I'm a Excel nerd.  Leveling players correctly and maximizing the value of your repulls is probably the most important aspect of the game to master at plat/diamond in order to save money.  
  • I'm excited to hear that a bunch of guys are moving up!  A lot of players seem dissatisfied with WOH, but for anyone who is making a level jump to plat/diamond - while the WOH reward players may be mediocre, they are nearly free to obtain and super …
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