10°
Submitted by JonahFalcon 2286d ago | preview

Major League Baseball 2K9 Diary Part 2 (ESPN hands-on preview)

ESPN.com's Jon Robinson continues his hands-on analysis of Major League Baseball 2K9's franchise mode as he deals with the virtual 2009 season of the San Francisco Giants.

Excerpt: "As the season progresses, the Rangers propose a trade that will send me Marlon Byrd, a center fielder with a 77 overall rating for Barry Zito and his bloated contract. I don't need a center fielder, but man, the deal frees up over 14.5 million dollars a year for my team. I can't press the button fast enough as Byrd is only on the books for one season at 1.44M. That will make the Giants a major player in next year's free agent class.

In fact, I use some of the cash I just saved by dumping Zito to sign Pedro Martinez from the current free agent list to a very affordable one-year deal, making my pitching rotation the nasty: Lincecum, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Jonathan Sanchez, Noah Lowry. If these guys stay healthy, can you imagine a post season three-man rotation of Lincecum, Johnson, and Pedro? This might not work in real life in terms of what Johnson and Pedro have left in the tank, but in a video game, this could win you a title.

Or maybe not as my team starts to tailspin, or as we like to call it in San Francisco, the Giants hit the June Swoon, dropping nine games in a row. Pedro is only 1-6 in his first seven starts, and Sandoval has been a major disappointment at third, hitting just .220 with six home runs in the first 43 games. Randy Winn is another player not playing up to ability as he is only batting .256 from the second spot in the lineup. I make some adjustments, replacing Winn in the lineup with Byrd, then I move Sandoval down in the order to get Molina and Renteria more at bats." (Major League Baseball 2K9, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review – Much More Than Sex on a Unicorn | COG

22m ago - COG Writes: "CD Projekt RED looks to up the ante when it comes to what’s expected of an RPG in th... | PC
30°

Nearly 80,000 Pounds for the Wipeout Successor

45m ago - The Kickstarter campaign for the racing game Formula merger is now complete. A total of almost 80... | PC
Ad

See what games are coming out in 2015

Now - Visit our release calendar to see what games are coming out in 2015. | Promoted post
40°

£50 Steam Wallet Top-up only £42.55

1h ago - Dealspwn: We could argue the value of purchasing directly from Steam as opposed to websites such... | PC
40°

The best Vita games

1h ago - Eurogamer's best games lists aim to guide you to the highest quality, most original, most excitin... | PS Vita
40°

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition Launch Talk Show To Be Held In Japan On June 13th

2h ago - Geeksnack:" To better promote the game and remember forgetful players that the game is indeed lau... | PC