Three Seattle Mariners legends MLB The Show Should Include
Earlier in February, MLB The Show 22 came out with their cover athlete, and they absolutely got it correct. Shohei Ohtani is a beast, a monster, and one of the most talented players to ever step foot on a baseball diamond. That’s not what I want to talk about though (still sad he didn’t come to the Mariners), what I want to talk about is the Legends and former players that the game has in Diamond Dynasty.
We’ve had a couple of articles about The Show over the last year, from the predictions to the actual Diamond Dynasty Rankings and Franchise Rankings when the game came out, to the best Mariners cards that appeared in the 2021 edition of the game. There were some awesome Mariners cards that you could add to your lineup. However, there can always be more.
It’s why I wanted to think up some Mariners that the fine folks over at San Diego Studios (Ramone, you’re the man!) could add to the game. They’ve already got Felix in there, multiple Griffey cards, a delightful Edgar Martinez card, and they’ve had Ichiro in the past as well. There are some other good ones that they could put in though.
I’ve got some interesting/fun ones at the end as honorable mentions. They come out with regular cards as well, so it wouldn’t be that surprising to see a breakout pitcher card in the low 80s or a low-ranked rookie card for someone. Not everything has to be a top-level card. Sure, they’re fun to have and dominate with, but they’re expensive and can take a while to get.
It’s why I would love to see a couple of classic all-time Mariners get included in the game. Plus, a player that I think everyone who plays the Show would love to see, but it likely is never going to happen for a reason I’ll explain later. Let’s go in chronological order, and give the Mariners first-ever All-Star a chance for recognition in MLB The Show 22.