03:11 PM - August 10, 2012 by MMChrisS
OOTP Baseball is a text-simulation which allows you to get into the numbers and management of baseball. We gave it a 9.5 out of 10 in our review of OOTP 13. It annually gets above a 9.0 here at OS.
The MLB trade deadline has come and gone, with some notable players switching teams. Sportswriters and armchair GMs across the internet have voiced their opinion on the trades, often with no clear consensus.
For fun, the following players have been run through Out of the Park 13's “Shop Player” feature, to see what the game’s AI GM's would have given up in exchange for these traded players.
To be clear, this pseudo-simulation is using OOTP’s base roster set, and was executed at the trading deadline of a simmed season. Yes, not having the same standings or statistics eliminates a lot of the context of these trades, but hoping/waiting for completely mirrored results isn’t practical. Also, the shop around feature doesn’t group packages; the players mentioned would individually seal the deal for the computer AI.
Read More - The MLB Trade Deadline as Executed in OOTP Baseball 13