Mets players I would like to see included in this years MLB The Show 21 Diamond Dynasty mode:
Please keep in mind I came up with these ratings but I think they are justified.
93 overall, Mets David Wright, 2007 Silver Slugger card
David Wright is and always will be the definition of a Met in my opinion. He was a third baseman and I am a third baseman. He was also a seven-time all-star and the cover athlete of the now ancient MLB The Show 07, which was popular in my life on the Playstation Portable (PSP). 2007 was also Wright’s best year as a major leaguer, where he won a silver slugger award and finished fourth in all-star voting (snub). That year Wright had .325/.416/.546 splits and while the Mets ultimately disappointed that year for the postseason, I’ll always remember that team very fondly. Wright would have very strong fielding attributes, an importance in the game with batters able to beat out infield hits on occasion. He would also most likely have terrifically high contact attributes, but be a little lighter on the power side of things.
92 overall, Mets Daniel Murphy, 2015 NLCS card
Let’s be honest, Murphy was one of the main reasons alone the Mets made it to the World Series that year. He went 9-17 in the series with four home runs. The Murphy card would have him listed as a primarily second baseman, with the ability to also play third and first. He would be a stronger hitter against righties than lefties, with his contact attributes generally being slightly greater than his power attributes. I would give him, specifically for this NLCS edition card, on average 95 power and 85 contact attributes. Murph could lock down the clean-up spot in some lineups and be a welcome plus hitting second baseman on most.
91 overall, Mets R.A. Dickey, 2012 Cy Young card
If you have never watched the Knuckleball documentary titled Knuckleball, you should. You’ll fall in love with R.A. Dickey. He is a sweetheart. He is also a lot of fun to play within video games thanks to his dancing knuckleball. This year’s diamond dynasty would mark an excellent time for the return of an R.A. Dickey card into the game. He would have at least a 100 K/9 rating but be brought down due to a poor BB/9 rating. Don’t let the Knuckleball go extinct! Bring R.A. Dickey back to the game as a Met with a 2012 Cy Young edition card!
89 overall, Mets Jose Reyes, Topps card
Jose Reyes and David Wright were the best duo to ever wear Mets jerseys at the same time. Don’t @ me. Reyes is the ideal leadoff hitter. He is a contact hitter who once gets on base can steal second and third base no problem. This would allow for you to bunt him in with the next batter, giving you the one run you would need to win with if you had deGrom on the mound on the other end of things. He would have terrific 90 contact ratings and have 99 speed and 98 stealing ability. He also is a plus defender with a projected 89 fielding ability. The combination of his strengths and limited weakness would give him a high overall rating and make for a valuable player for any Diamond Dynasty squad.
92 overall, Mets Johan Santana, No-Hitter card
The game in the past has made special cards for players to honor personal achievements. There hasn’t been a Johan Santana Diamond Dynasty card that I can remember. There would be no better way to satisfy Mets (and Twins) fans than bringing back the lefty in all his glory this year than0 by making the special card. Santana would sport his specialized three-pitch repertoire that includes his running fastball RFB, his slider SL, and trademarked circle changeup CIR, which he was kind enough to teach to young Jacob deGrom when he was coming up through the Mets organization for the first time back in the day. Santana’s 92 overall ratings would most be supported by a 100 stamina rating, reflecting his ability to throw the complete game as well as a 100 PCLT rating for his clutchness and ability to finish the no-hitter, which he did.
89 overall, Carlos Beltran 2006 Silver Slugger card
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What do you think of the new MLB The Show 21 and more specifically the Mets included in the game this year? I would love to hear any of your comments. Good luck to all my gamers out there and let’s go Mets!