Just thinking about the non-gameplay elements involved in RTTS and if it were to be recreated, what would be involved. Starting a list here.
Please feel free to add to.
Everything you mrntioned has been put into the game half assed
Out of the Park (OOTP) had a great older game called Inside The Park that really did a great job with letting you roleplay as a player trying to get into the majors. You had to save up for equipment, develop a training routine schedule to maximize your stats, neat things like that.