It’s fair to say that some members of the MLB The Show community have been eagerly awaiting announcements of updates to the Franchise mode. Strange trading logic and player ratings have plagued the Franchise mode for the past few years, but it seems San Diego Studios intends to change that. SDS has released a new features video blog for MLB The Show 22, detailing many of the changes coming to the mode this year.
Among the new additions designed by the development team is a refined player metrics system. Players are now ranked using a weighted formula that takes into account their performance over the past three seasons.
This new metric system not only affects players’ stats in Franchise mode, but also the trading logic. CPU teams will now have an increased tendency to stick with elite players and tag those athletes with higher trade requirements. Newly signed free agents will no longer be traded off-season when signing a deal, and the new rating system will give starting pitchers a higher value than relievers.
Other additions include:
- Updated team market sizes
- Player payrolls are based on 40-man rosters
- Players can now be signed for a maximum of 15 years and a maximum average annual value (AAV) of $35 million
- Contract requirements have changed and are based on 3-year WAR values
- Increased requirements for free-hand relief pitchers
- Two-way players can now DH every day that they don’t pitch
- Two players regain pitching stamina while DHing
- Pitchers with secondary positions can become two-players if they are the best option for DH
- Arbitration and renewable contracts are now based on new player metrics
- The CPU will be more inclined to keep valuable players in the organization
- Logic improvements to 40-man squad protection
In addition, free agency has received a boost. Aspiring free agents will only sign during the exclusive negotiation period if there is a high level of interest in re-signing. To reflect the real nature of MLB, many more free agents will now be signing after the first 30 days of free agency beginning.
https://www.gamepur.com/news/mlb-the-show-22-franchise-mode-will-included-updates-player-metrics-and-logic-contract-updates MLB The Show 22 Franchise mode will include updates to player metrics and logic, as well as contract updates