Out of the Park Baseball 20 - Make your team Perfecter!

Looks like I’m in the same division as Charlatan’s Llamas and the same league as Sammich’s Sandwiches. Good times!

Yeah I noticed we were all together. You get to see what a mess my packs-only team is! The upside of a packs-only team is you can get some awesome cards. The downside is that you are forced to live with what you get (I was remarking somewhere else that my packs-only team is platooning at 1B,3B, LF, and DH… it’s exhausting trying to piece together the roster when half of your guys can hit lefties but not righties or vice versa).

Hell, I’m not even packs-only and I’ve got the same issue. I’m currently platooning at C, 1B, 2B, and LF.

The new weekly Live updates are out: http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/board/showthread.php?t=304024. My Springer and Story lost a point each, and my Felipe Vazquez dropped two points.

I should really sell Springer and Story before they drop back below diamond again. They’ve both averaged around .230/.310/.380 for me over multiple seasons.

So far my team in Perfect has faced:

100 Walter Johnson 2x
100 Greg Maddux 2x
100 Cy Young
98 Waite Hoyt 2x
88 Ismael Valdes
69 Jack Aker (I have no idea)

We’re 0-9!

Full disclosure: the first 7 games were against the same team, who’s got a roster full of 100s.

My team batting average is .143. Go team!

I have no desire to end up in perfect. Diamond is enough for me.

Well, I somehow sold off 4 of my lineup including starting SS, 2B, and a couple of backups. Didn’t think you could do that with the alert for having less than 25 players active, but I did. Looks like I went 3 and 1 during that time LOL and only noticed it when I logged in a few min ago and saw I was playing only 7 players in my lineup. Went to the AH and spent about 6k getting my team back to full strength, but I lost a couple of great defensive players (Ozzie Smith and Tori Hunter). Dangit!!!

How did you accidentally sell players? I’m confused.

I’d bought a bunch of packs and they were filled with trash mostly so I quick sold them. During that I somehow sold 3 or 4 of my active players. I’ve seen the ‘you can’t sell this due to putting your active roster too low’ or whatever the error is but obviously in this case it let me sell active players. Maybe if you click past this you can sell, but I don’t think that’s correct as I’m pretty sure it kills your whole sale of any active players.

Or at least I was pretty sure you it would kill the sale, hehe.

HAHA! So after my selling of active players and then dropping around 6-7K PP to get some replacements I go on a nice 14-4 run and get a few games over .500 finally and back in the race in my division. Maybe I should just sell my whole team and grab replacements.

My teams were busy this year:

  • Washington got their butts handed to them in Perfect. I escaped the Whales league and ended up in the… uh… mini-whales league? We won 51 games but for better or worse we escaped relegation.

  • Leesburg (packs-only) easily won their division in Gold, and will be heading to the playoffs.

  • Annandale (defensive team) won 101 games, had the best record in the league, and cruised to a division win (by 21 games). Playoffs time!

  • Texas (MLB-themed) won 96 games, which was only good for the 2nd wild card spot (every division winner in my league won 98+ games). We will play lose the wild card game soon.

  • Motown (60’s era team) had a year-long battle in their division, fighting tooth and nail against another team. It came down to the last series of the year, with that team coming to Motown with Motown having a 1 game division lead. Motown took the first two games of the series and ended up winning the division by 2 games. Motown had the batting champion (Carew) and the HR champion (Aaron). Aaron also decimated the competition in RBIs (136-113 for second place) but there’s no award for that. Aaron also led the league in R, SLG, and OPS. He’d better win MVP!

  • Venusville (contact hitters) also had a year-long battle with a team that wouldn’t give up. We a 4 or 5 game lead for much of the year, but in August that team caught up and from then on we’d swap first place about every 3 days. No matter what one team did, the other couldn’t get ahead more than 2 games or so - and then they’d catch right up. When the dust cleared, Venusville won the division by one game (whew!). Won the batting championship here also (Boggs). Had two pitchers tie for most wins (Scherzer and Bunning) - so I got two PP awards for that.

The Heroes had probably their best all-around season yet. Only won 87 games, but that’s because we significantly underperformed our Pythagorean record. I cut bait on George Springer as mentioned above, and got a pretty good return. I used that to buy '87 Tony Gwynn, who stepped in at LF and won a batting title. Willie Mays also had a great year, hitting over .300 and finishing among the league leaders in total bases, RBI, and slugging percentage. Nobody on the pitching staff had a standout year individually, but they performed well as a unit.

I just lost game 5 of the division series, so my streak of not getting playoff teams promoted will continue for yet another year. At least I didn’t get swept this time.

I’ve noticed the auction house is pretty barren lately. I’m guessing it’s because the collection missions are supposed to start tomorrow, so people are holding on to their unused cards.

My silver team grabbed a wildcard to end the season, but lost the division series 3-2. My gold team in 19 win their division, but also lost the division series 3-2.

After all my playoffs action, the teams that made it the furthest were Venusville, who lost in the sub-league, and Motown, who lost in the World Series (they took a 2-0 lead but then lost 4 in a row).

Collection missions are coming (and diamond packs, I see). Should be an interesting week.

Edit: and it’s live with collections. Some interesting rewards to be found, but completing collections will take some time unless you got lucky and had the cards already. The AH will be full of overpriced collection-related cards for a while I am sure.

20k for a diamond pack. I finished the submariners collection. One thing that happens is if you choose to complete a collection, those cards are tied to your team forever. So people are going to end up with a ton of inactives unless they come up with a new system for that.

No, the goal of locking the cards you use in a collection is to get them out of circulation. Grats on completing a collection. Even with 6 teams I don’t think I’m terribly close to any collection. Plus, I’m sure any cards required for collections are now going to be overpriced for a couple of weeks - I’ll wait until the frenzy dies down and then maybe try to complete some.

Indeed, they are.



But only for Steam version, not for Mac or Origin versions.

I thought they said it was going live on the Mac App store today. Well, soon, I’m sure.

Some of my teams had a few of the easier collections completed. Got 7 packs for my Washington team (didn’t get anything good). Got 5 packs for my packs-only team, Leesburg. In one of them was a 98 OVR Frank Robinson Peak card - yowza, what a card! All of a sudden my packs only team is loaded.

And funny enough, my Texas Rangers team, which has since its creation only searched for and purchased Rangers cards - only has 37 of 40 needed for the Rangers mission. There are 3 guys I’m missing that I’ve never seen in the AH (cuz if I’d seen them I would have bought them).

Do the cards stay with your team, or do they get pulled for the collection? I’ll have to log back in and look. If it is the latter I might not have a full active roster for that team.

Collections are active for origin, as that is where I have ootp20 at the moment.

The cards stay with your team. When used in a collection, they’re “locked” to your team - and can’t be sold. But you can use them in every other way (including using them in another collection if you need to).

After going 101-61 the prior year but losing in the playoffs, went 86-76 this year, even after improvements - primarily because DH Jim Bottomley decided to slump all year - didn’t go anywhere.

In several weeks of playing, I’m the only Croatian team I’ve seen, the Split Squid - and in a strange twist of fate this year, the Zadar Parrots are in my league. Two Dalmatian coast teams to battle it out this season.