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MLB The Show 18 Cover Athlete to be Announced on November 6, Any Guesses?

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MLB The Show 18 Cover Athlete to be Announced on November 6, Any Guesses?

The cover athlete for MLB The Show 18 is scheduled to be revealed on November 6. Let us know who you think it will be.

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  1. Oh boy I cant wait for *Not Mike Trout*!
    Seriously though, if it's a current player, it's going to be Altuve. I'd be willing put money on it.
    EDIT: Outside chance it's Harper since they haven't had an NL player since 2015.
    Bullit
    Just please, no more of this retro nonsense.
    If they're going retro I hope its the San Diego chicken.
    Of current players I'd like to see Giancarlo.
    They should put a couple of players instead of just one. For example the two MVPs or RoY, etc. Or just two o three guys like NBA 2K did back in 2K13
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    I would say they should have the Houston Astros team celebrating their first ring would be a nice cover. But if it's a specific player, I would say one of those 4, altuve, springer, Stanton or Judge. The but Altuve or Springer would be more likely.
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    JaFFiTh
    I would say they should have the Houston Astros team celebrating their first ring would be a nice cover. But if it's a specific player, I would say one of those 4, altuve, springer, Stanton or Judge. The but Altuve or Springer would be more likely.
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    They didn't do that when the Cubs won their first WS in 107 years, I don't see why they would do it for the Astros. At the end of the day I don't really care about who's on the cover, though I wish is a Yankee player, I'll buy the game no matter who's the cover athlete.
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    IamAdderlyn
    They didn't do that when the Cubs won their first WS in 107 years, I don't see why they would do it for the Astros. At the end of the day I don't really care about who's on the cover, though I wish is a Yankee player, I'll buy the game no matter who's the cover athlete.
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    You got a point. Didn't think of the Cubs. Though it would have been nice if it was something different than always a player right?
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    JaFFiTh
    You got a point. Didn't think of the Cubs. Though it would have been nice if it was something different than always a player right?
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    Agree, as I said in a comment here. They should do something like NBA 2K did back in 2K13, Derick Rose, Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin together in the cover.
    They could pick the MVPs, CY Young, ROY winners or just pick random players. Not just one.
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    Maybe this is the year they finally put a pitcher on the cover for the full release (not just Taiwan or Canadian release). So Kershaw. Possibly Chris Sale. Kluber or Scherzer may not be popular enough to get the cover?
    Just thinking out loud here.
    I have always thought on the same lines as nemesis:  celebrate the sport. 
    One cover athlete is disappointing, as if that one athlete is the only player worthy of recognition.  Celebrate this perfect game with a collage-like poster-worthy cover with players, stadiums, equipment, and the nuances of the game. 
    Quite abstract, but with the creativity that exists today within the graphic artist world, a cover like that would be quite spectacular. 
    Pepe Alazar.... 😵
    Seriously though I'm guessing it will be Judge, Stanton, or Altuve. You could make a case for all three, but Stanton I think won't get it because of the trade talk surrounding him.
    With the Astros pulling off the World Series I'm leaning Altuve. However, if they want to continue the cycle of a legend on the cover I'm down for another new legend.
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    Just a reminder that the cover athlete was decided upon a while ago. So while the Astros winning the World Series means somebody like Springer or Altuve is a timely choice, SCEA had to decide long before the playoffs.
    bp4baseball
    Just a reminder that the cover athlete was decided upon a while ago. So while the Astros winning the World Series means somebody like Springer or Altuve is a timely choice, SCEA had to decide long before the playoffs.
    Altuve was MVP well before the World Series too which is why he'd have my vote, plus he's a unique and likeable player.
    Regardless, I just hope carryover saves work this time around...
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    If they're gonna do legends. .. I'll say Joe Carter and his famous walk off homerun to win the championship. Gives me goosebumps every single time since I watched the game live on tv. Best moment ever!
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    I'm guessing the way they've worded it, it will be BOTH an MVP and budding superstar.
    Altuve and Judge are a good bet...
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    The Kid 24
    Anyone think we get some other details today as well?

    I'm hoping we do but I'm not getting my hopes up.
    We may get information on when more information will be released. :)
    countryboy
    I'm hoping we do but I'm not getting my hopes up.
    We may get information on when more information will be released. :)

    The season starts March 27th this year, so the release date should be around that time.
    The Kid 24
    Anyone know what time this is going down?

    i haven’t heard a time but the mlb twitter account makes it sound like it’ll be tonight “Who will grace the cover of @MLBTheShow 18? Find out Monday night!”
    Would be nice to finally have a Yankee on the cover of one of these. Long overdue.
    I feel like The Show has had way too many small market team players for so long on the cover.
    Geolink
    Would be nice to finally have a Yankee on the cover of one of these. Long overdue.
    I feel like The Show has had way too many small market team players for so long on the cover.

    Man. That’s some good ol’ fashion ‘world revolves around the Yankees’ mentality.
    I take that back, this is also ‘world revolves around New York city’ mentality.
    Since The Show began in order: Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Minnesota, Minnesota, Boston, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Los Angeles, Toronto, Seattle. I mean Pittsburgh is the only real ‘small market’ team there. I know people associate Minnesota with small market but M/StP is a pretty large metro.
    Geolink
    Would be nice to finally have a Yankee on the cover of one of these. Long overdue.
    I feel like The Show has had way too many small market team players for so long on the cover.

    Outside of mauer and Cutch?
    Ugh. Disappointing. That’s because they select the cover athlete too early. Altuve deserves it. MVP. World Series winner. Proven to be one of the best players in the league. Most importantly, not a Yankee.
    Geolink
    Would be nice to finally have a Yankee on the cover of one of these. Long overdue.
    I feel like The Show has had way too many small market team players for so long on the cover.

    Toronto and LA are not small markets. Both are in the top 5 cities in North America by population.
    MLB The Show 18 will release on March 27 with Aaron Judge on the cover. Deluxe edition of the game releases 3 days before standard version.

    I'm getting Deluxe baby!! 3 days early!!
    TheWarmWind
    Toronto and LA are not small markets. Both are in the top 5 cities in North America by population.

    Excluding those cities, obviously.
    Geolink
    Mauer had it for two years. One of those years should've been Cano.

    Minneapolis/St Paul metro has a population of 3.5 million, the 16th largest in the US. They have all five major US sports leagues present, and one of the most successful WNBA franchises ever. They’re only small market when compared to Houston/NYC/LA. But that basically is every team. Mauer was an MVP and one of the best players in baseball. Let’s not act like he didn’t deserve to be there. Again, this is purely ‘Yankees > Everything’ mentality. Let’s say Mauer was only on the cover for 2009. The 2010 AL MVP was Josh Hamilton. Miguel Cabrera was second. One could absolutely make the argument that either of them deserved it more. Hell, let’s go NL. Joey Votto was a god amongst boys that season. Pujols was more deserving than Mauer or Cano too. CarGo was awesome. A-Gon in San Diego. But he got the cover the following year, when he was in a big market.
    Geolink
    Excluding those cities, obviously.

    Boston was on the cover 3 times in 11 seasons of The Show. You’re gonna tell me Boston isn’t a major city? David Wright was on it in 2007. (That’s New York just by the way.) Detroit has almost the same population as Boston, Miguel Cabrera. Man this is just choosing to be ignorant at this point.
    Bullit
    Its Judge, yuck. Really don't like the money grab for the 3 day early version either. I guess EA is publishing The Show now?

    This is becoming commonplace with all the major publishers now. And if it's the same price as last year's MVP Edition and you get it three days early, then I can't see how that's a bad thing.
    PVarck31
    This is becoming commonplace with all the major publishers now. And if it's the same price as last year's MVP Edition and you get it three days early, then I can't see how that's a bad thing.

    I know it is becoming common place, hence my comment. I guess if you play the online card collecting crap of these games it is good for you. I prefer to only play offline franchise and RTTS modes. So for me it is a waste of money. I will probably pass on this years version. Unless some guys on here tell me it is worth the investment or at least until the price drop and the 11 patches that make it a working game.
    Does it really matter who is on the cover?
    Is Aaron judge going to fix the terrible CPU AI decision making especially the bullpen pitching moves that been in MLB The Show since the beginning?
    I am still going to buy MLB The Show 18 because I love baseball and is pretty much all I play. But for some reason this is the fist time in the 10 years I have been playing this game that I am not really that excited for the next release. There are just way to many CPU AI and gameplay issues that have not gotten fixed some going back even 10 years! :(
    And of course I am not happy that Citizens Bank Park continues not to get the upgrades it needs even after some of us here sending in photos and info for the last 5+ years.
    tnixen
    Does it really matter who is on the cover?
    Is Aaron judge going to fix the terrible CPU AI decision making especially the bullpen pitching moves that been in MLB The Show since the beginning?
    I am still going to buy MLB The Show 18 because I love baseball and is pretty much all I play. But for some reason this is the fist time in the 10 years I have been playing this game that I am not really that excited for the next release. There are just way to many CPU AI and gameplay issues that have not gotten fixed some going back even 10 years! :(
    And of course I am not happy that Citizens Bank Park continues not to get the upgrades it needs even after some of us here sending in photos and info for the last 5+ years.

    This is a thread about the cover though.
    tnixen
    Does it really matter who is on the cover?
    Is Aaron judge going to fix the terrible CPU AI decision making especially the bullpen pitching moves that been in MLB The Show since the beginning?
    I am still going to buy MLB The Show 18 because I love baseball and is pretty much all I play. But for some reason this is the fist time in the 10 years I have been playing this game that I am not really that excited for the next release. There are just way to many CPU AI and gameplay issues that have not gotten fixed some going back even 10 years! :(
    And of course I am not happy that Citizens Bank Park continues not to get the upgrades it needs even after some of us here sending in photos and info for the last 5+ years.

    There's plenty of other threads for these types of posts.
    No need to bring it into a thread discussing the cover
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    GoDucks1224
    Ugh. Disappointing. That’s because they select the cover athlete too early. Altuve deserves it. MVP. World Series winner. Proven to be one of the best players in the league. Most importantly, not a Yankee.

    Judge hit 52 homers and 4 more in the playoffs and not once flipped the bat or showed up a pitcher. Judge is a great choice as this year was the year of the home run in baseball. For you to hate the Yankees that much is ok, but the hate that Judge gets is unfair this young man plays baseball the right way.
    I would have love to have Altuve or Trout but my goodness Judge or Stanton we’re better choices.
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    Bullit
    Its Judge, yuck. Really don't like the money grab for the 3 day early version either. I guess EA is publishing The Show now?

    I know right? "Three days early" = we're releasing the regular version three days late.
    However, maybe there is method to the madness beyond just trying to gouge people on the hype. At the very least, this will stagger the load on the servers a little.
    CubFan23
    It's not about who's on the cover, It's what's in the case that matters!

    Thats a load of crap and you know it, i'll be having none of what you are serving (reasonable logic). Its been this way since the dawn of time that the cover athlete always dictates how the game is. Hated player = hated game, loved player = loved game. You always Judge a book by its cover, everybody knows that. :splat:
    TheWarmWind
    I know right? "Three days early" = we're releasing the regular version three days late.
    However, maybe there is method to the madness beyond just trying to gouge people on the hype. At the very least, this will stagger the load on the servers a little.

    I disagree. Not to go too far off track but I think the majority of the people, not all ( I know Countryboy will buy it), who play DD and such will be the ones that buy more of the Deluxe/MVP whatever it is version. So the servers will get hit just as hard and crash and suck like they have every year. OS will fill up with "this game is broken, I didn't get my packs, Sony sucks" threads for a month or so. Then gradually over the summer it will all fade away to the main core on OS who play the game regularly, though a lot of that crowd is moving on to other places as well.
    Back on track, I have nothing against Judge, I think he is a good player and at least so far seems to be a good kid. I just don't like the cover that I have seen. It looks like a GQ add, not a video game cover.
    TheWarmWind
    I know right? "Three days early" = we're releasing the regular version three days late.
    However, maybe there is method to the madness beyond just trying to gouge people on the hype. At the very least, this will stagger the load on the servers a little.

    Looking at the site I don't see anything that ties the extra-cost editions to early access. It seems like you get it 4 days "early" by preordering.
    https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/mlb-the-show-18-ps4/
    We'll see, I guess.

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