Background on me: I’ve played mlb the show since 2015. Played EA’s triple play before that. For this years game I’ve only played MTO and wanted to share and get some folks thoughts on some ideas I had for possible future iterations of MTO.

  • Propose potential trades with other teams. E.g. give up x players for x player.
  • Contract extensions (at any time)
  • Player tracking (especially helpful for prospects)…your team or others.
  • Call up anyone not just suggested players
  • After player call up allow users to select the player(s) to send down
  • roster changes/setup options prior to season / playoff starting
  • For playoffs allow for lineup changes prior to next game (supports strategy tactics)
  • It would be nice seeing multiple trades offers (screens) at the deadline, not just the one “blockbuster” trade
  • Trade interest slider (not interested, open/interested, active) to tone offers throughout season. Would be nice to see cpu controlled teams have this…helps to possibly identify teams willing to trade.
  • Use the “potential needs” or “team needs” (in trade management needs as ways to help filter suggested targets. Similar to how they work in the off-season.
  • Top 100 Prospect rankings and fame rankings.
  • Trade analyzer (e.g. what it would take to get x player)
  • If fire bubble (momentum) is full/meter…than use extra fire bubbles (momentum) for player / team boosts. Or have levels to momentum and at various stages allow user to select different types of player or team boosts (games or series).
  • See potential free agents for next season (allow for better prep for next season and current season trades considerations)
  • Better/more contract options to free agents (payout type, incentives, etc)