Kotaku's Owen Good has posted another great read on MLB 11 The Show, where even the all-stars are role players.
"Even the All-Stars are Role Players in MLB 11 The ShowSitting there with my DualShock in my lap, I struggled to recall the last time a video game blindsided me this hard, much less at a point this early in playing it. I'd ranked up at a respectable rate, gained a fast understanding of my abilities and the situations in which they were useful. I was fearless and, I thought, indispensably valuable to the cause. The story of my success was playing out conventionally.
And then I was traded to the San Diego Padres.
How in the hell? My pitcher, in his first professional season, had gone from the bullpen to starting in the Eastern League all-star game in the span of three weeks in-game. A prospect showing that kind of overnight success would likely be untouchable in any baseball organization, or be part of a multi-player, trading-deadline deal designed to get a free agent to a contending ballclub."