3 takeaways from the complete Mariners Diamond Dynasty Rankings in MLB the Show 24

MLB The Show 24 is finally here, and it's time to take a look at the Mariners' Diamond Dynasty Rankings.

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There are a lot of things that baseball fans look forward to during the MLB offseason. The day the Astros are eliminated, Free Agency, the Winter Meetings, Trade Rumors, and Spring Training. There is something else that plenty of fans look forward to, even if it doesn't actually have an impact on actual baseball. I'm talking about MLB The Show. It's a good way to get that early baseball fix, and lets you know the season is right around the corner.

It also gives fans a chance to do what so many of them think they would be good at, running a baseball team. For Mariner fans, it gives you a chance to do what Dipoto and Hollander are unable to do, and actually spend money in Free Agency. Imagine that, the team actually finds success by signing impactful free agents. Wild.

You are also given a chance to learn more about players across the league simply by looking at the rating that they are given by the fine folks at San Diego Studios (SDS). Never without fault, one of the first things that fans of the game always do is take a look to see not just what the rankings for their favorite team are, but which of those ratings seem completly wrong.

Let's do just that. Today, we are looking at Diamond Dynasty. This is the online aspect of the game, and ratings are generally lower than they are in Franchise Mode. This is due to the Legends that show up in this game mode, and the crawl towards the magical 99 mark. When the game came out in Early Access, Ohtani earned a 94 rating, with Acuna getting a 93. That gives you an idea of how "low" the ratings are. Let's start by looking at the entire Mariners team, and then get into what was right and what was wrong with their rankings.