Archive for the ‘MLB: The Show’ Category
  • Wave of MLB The Show 16 bannings has created more questions than answers
    Posted June 28th, 2016 at 8:30 am 24 Comments »
    Just a few days ago Sony San Diego reiterated a policy that has always been effect for account suspensions and bans relating to MLB The Show 16. This of course is all completely reasonable. Basically every online video game has a similar TOS in place and it's just a matter of how violations are ultimately acted upon. Yesterday though a mass banning apparently took place as users took to social media and forums to express frustration and seek answers. They're finding plenty of the former...
  • MLB The Show 16’s roster update for week 11 has massive ratings changes and additions
    Posted June 24th, 2016 at 5:30 am 1 Comment »
    The latest roster update for MLB The Show 16 looks to be a course correction for a number of players who have disappointed this season or are far exceeding expectations. There are also some new cards for Diamond Dynasty that will be among the most desired in the mode. Giancarlo Stanton has plummeted going down 6 points to 87 Overall. What had been an excessively overdue need for a change to his ratings, which hadn't been touched at all this season, was pointed out last week. It's a crushi...
  • MLB The Show 16 roster update details for week 10
    Posted June 17th, 2016 at 5:45 am 16 Comments »
    It's starting to become a little more difficult to determine exactly what's going on with the roster updates to MLB The Show 16. There are players who have clearly needed to drop for a long time who haven't, and others who long ago earned upgrades but continue to be ignored. One example of the former is Giancarlo Stanton. He has remained at 93 Overall all season despite batting .193 and he's getting worse by the month. He hit .173 in May and .116 through the first half of June. Someon...
  • MLB The Show 16 roster update details for week nine
    Posted June 10th, 2016 at 5:30 am No Comments »
    The latest roster update has just gone out for MLB The Show 16. In moving up 3 points to 87 Overall, Corey Seager is one of the big winners this week. He's batting .283 with 14 HR on the year and has been given boosts of 14 to Clutch, 12 to Power vs Righties, and 6 to both Contact vs Lefties and Power vs Righties. The increases haven't been limited to when he's at the plate though, as he's also gone up 9 in Arm Strength, 8 in Arm Accuracy, and 3 in Fielding. Evan Longoria has also recei...
  • Some of May’s best performers get the spotlight in new MLB The Show 16 card pack
    Posted June 3rd, 2016 at 6:45 pm No Comments »
    While there are unfortunately no new Flashback cards being introduced this week, the latest limited-time Diamond Dynasty card pack in MLB The Show 16 includes six players - three of which come from a pool comprised of the best performers from the month of May. At 2,500 Stubs each, are these Players of the Month packs a good investment vs standard packs of spending in the Marketplace? Here's a look at what I got with the four that were purchased....
  • MLB The Show 16 roster update details for week eight
    Posted June 3rd, 2016 at 6:00 am 9 Comments »
    There's lots of ratings movement in today's roster update for MLB The Show 16. Bryce Harper is the highest rated player to be adjusted, and after reaching peak 99 Overall just one month ago he's now down to 97. He hit just .200 in the month of May and his Contact ratings in the game have suffered for it. Meanwhile Dodgers phenom pitcher Julio Urias has been added to the game and is rated 75 with A Potential. Other players taking ratings hits this week include David Price (-1 to 93), Feli...
  • Baseball’s most disappointing players this season as seen through MLB The Show 16
    Posted May 30th, 2016 at 12:30 pm 2 Comments »
    The MLB season is now two months in and nearing one-third complete, and that means early trends which emerged and have stuck are necessitating being acted upon within MLB The Show 16. Though usually given the benefit of the doubt for some period of time, players who are struggling and failing to live up to expectations can easily be identified and adjusted. That's been the case with the 15 most disappointing players as profiled based on their ratings drops in MLB The Show 16. Included in ...
  • MLB The Show 16 roster update details for week seven
    Posted May 27th, 2016 at 8:15 am 2 Comments »
    Some big name starting pitchers have taken a hit to their ratings with the latest roster update for MLB The Show 16. Matt Harvey, Sonny Gray, and Dallas Keuchel have struggled mightily early this season and their attributes are now beginning to reflect that. Harvey is one of the players that has disappointed the most this year. He's 3-7 with a 6.08 ERA and 1.69 WHIP. After opening MLB 16 with a rating of 94 he has now dropped to 88. Gray is now down 5 points from where he began the sea...
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