Tuesday, August 14, 2018

2018 MLB Showdown Super Draft League Week 2 Results

Week 2 is in the books. The No Squat Bulls and Butch Huskeys had bye weeks this week. But now at least every team has 2 games played. We should start seeing some results like up. Let me know your thoughts.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Day 2 of Showdown Cup

Day 2 is in the books and the National League has finished their first games. We saw some pitchers shine on this side, leading the way was Clayton Kershaw No-Hitting the 2016 Chicago Cubs. Matt Cain vs Cole Hamels had both starters ending with complete games and we also had Greg Maddux vs Randy Johnson with both starters going the distance in an absolute duel.

Player of the Day 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Day 1 Of The Showdown Cup

Day 1 of the Greatest Showdown Cup has finished for the American League Block. Close games in all four of them and if this is any indication of what the tournament is going to be than I am very excited to continue this on.

Player of the Day

Thursday, August 9, 2018

AL Block Team Previews Showdown Cup

Here's a look at the 8 American League teams who will be in the Showdown Cup

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

MLB Showdown 2017 Season: 80% MARK!

Alright, I know it's confusing with Bob's season and Matt's Showdown Cup kicking off, but I've got to update everyone on the season my friends and I have been playing with our MLB Showdown 2017 set. While we didn't make cards for our charted players, all those charts have been presented in old posts and everyone is welcome to download and use them!

As a brief reminder, all the cards in this league are based on the 2017 stats. However, in a twist, we made the rosters as a reflection of the beginning of the 2018 season (so Yelich is on Milwaukee, Stanton on the Yankees, etc etc). Moreover, we have minor league players -- a system that will be explained in the "off season" when teams get the chance to "develop" them -- that were used as trade chips. Unsurprisingly, the tanking of real life was strongly reflected here and the "haves" bought nearly every useful piece from the "have nots" with their prospects. If all goes according to strategy, the season will be much more balanced next season. In terms of scheduling, it's a 30 game season with teams playing five sets of home-and-home three game series with their division foes and their interleague rival.

As it stands, there may not be league wide parity, but there's a ton of fun series and division races that'll be decided in the final six games!

For example, the surprising Rockies are in a three-way tie for first in the NL West with LA and Arizona. They're led by the explosive Blackmon, who's hitting .317 with a .432 OBP and has 8 triples/8 homers!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Greatest Showdown Cup Pre-Tournament Power Rankings

Showdown Cup Pre-Tournament Power Rankings
In the upcoming MLB Showdown Greatest teams Showdown Cup Power Rankings we
analyzed the 16 teams in the tournament in statistical categories based on the cards
presented. The only non showdown category is the team’s record from the season they
are representing. From that point we broke it down into subcategories, offense,defense,
starting pitching and relief pitching to try and determine each teams strengths and
weaknesses. Inside of each category was three more categories to determine each teams
ranking. Now let’s meet the teams broken down in order of their power ranking.

All the teams are linked in their team name to the cards representing them so if you missed
them being posted earlier catch up on all the great content provided.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Introducing The Greatest Showdown Cup

The Greatest Showdown Cup
Rolling out this season is the Greatest Showdown Cup between some of the greatest teams
of all time. We have 16 teams committed to the first tournament of its kind. Presented by the
Greatest Showdown Blog we have 8 American League and 8 National League teams
competing. With even numbers for each side that is how this tournament will be conducted.