It would immensely help to change one of the long reliever slots for another middle reliever or ensure that the set up slots are stated SU/7 and SU/8. This way the bullpen would be better use by the CPU because right now the logic doesn’t work properly. Another fix would be with the CPU manager hook, splitting it to CPU starter hook and CPU reliever hook would be awesome and fix the CGs issue (there are too many). The last thing to fix is the CPU lineup logic because it is terrible right now or when loading a roster to start a franchise don’t allow the CPU to make changes to it. I believe if this things are fixed and some might be easier than others, the game experience would skyrocket to new levels of realism simulation. Thank You and look forward to this updates.
I agree with you about changing the reliever slot for another middle man, after seeing the bonehead moves the CPU was making in The Show 21 during my Franchise. But with the manager hook issue, have you tested Sliders enough? You won't get a good discussion about sim baseball on this forum, the majority of people that post here are basically DD arcade players, you need to head over to Operation Sports if you want a more detailed discussion about realistic game tweaks.