The MLB season gets underway on Thursday, but today, MLB The Show is released, so what do they predict for the Tampa Bay Rays season?
We are all awaiting the Tampa Bay Rays season that gets underway Thursday, March 28th against the Houston Astros.
Today, March 26th, MLB The Show launched. A ton of you guys responded to this question saying you are getting this years game!
Let’s crack out the box, place the game in the PS4, and get started. Okay, in all fairness, I digitally downloaded it, so all I had to do was wait for the pre-download to unlock, but still.
After claiming my preorder rewards, I did the lords work for our fantastic fans and readers. I hoped into franchise mode and simulated an entire season.
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The simulation is simple. I will not interfere or make moves, we will see how the season plays out. I have turned injuries off to ensure we get the true projections for each team and the talent they have.
Obviously, every team will have injuries, in fact, the Tampa Bay Rays have already had to use the IL for Matt Duffy this season, but things like Kevin Kiermaier missing 60 games might happen, but can not factor into projections in this sense. MLB injuries on this video game is truly a dice roll, not really based on odds, logic, and science.
162 games, nine innings, all that good stuff.
One thing to watch for is how the simulation engine handles the opener, with the Tampa Bay Rays featuring that twice in their rotation.
That could throw off the end result in wins when simulating, but we shall see.
Grab your drinks, grab your snacks, kick back relax, and without further ado, let us simulate this season.
The Tampa Bay Rays finished with a record of – which was not good enough to see the team make the postseason.
This is not an accurate representation of how the Tampa Bay Rays will perform in real life. Mainly because of how poor the ratings are against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Blake Snell, the reigning CY Young award winner was only an 83 overall, sitting behind five of his fellow Rays teammates. That should be enough of a peek behind the current of how off the rating system is to start off.
J.D. Martinez and Javier Baez took home MVP honors, while Carlos Carrasco and Max Scherzer earned CY Young nods.
Minnesota and Boston battled it out in the AL Wild Card game, with Minnesota taking the one game series before getting bounced by the Yankees.
The Reds won the NL Central and the Phillies did not make the postseason.
Postseason teams: Oakland, Cleveland, Yankees, Minnesota, Boston, Mets, Reds, Rockies, Dodgers, Cubs.
The New York Yankees defended the Mets in the 2019 World Series.
Well, this was a pretty disappointing simulation, but I stayed up until midnight to do it, so feel free to shower me with appreciation.