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MLB The Show 20 Developer Livestream Schedule Revealed

Sony San Diego Studios has posted their MLB The Show 20 developer livestream schedule today, complete with times, dates and topics for each one of them. Fans can watch all of the upcoming streams on Twitch, YouTube and Facebook Live. Of note, if you watch the streams on Twitch, they will have Twitch Drops active, so be sure to link your account through TheShowNation, under My Account.

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As always, these streams offer the community a deeper look into what Sony San Diego Studios has been working on for MLB The Show 20.

The schedule reveals some interesting topics of discussion, with details on the new extreme catch indicator, fielder efficiency improvements and a button accuracy revamp on February 6. They will also talk about the hitting and pitching improvements, including perfect timing and perfect PCI placement guaranteeing peak player performance.

Road to the Show improvements arrive on February 13, going over new multi-reward challenges, dynamic on-field relationships and more. They will also discuss franchise mode improvements, including ways to change your team name, locations and logos. Full minor league rosters are also going to be discussed…Hmm…

On February 20, they’ll showcase their player ratings, highlighting the best players at each position. Following that up on February 27, with details on custom leagues and competitive events. This includes simple and flexible leagues with friends!?!?!

March to October information arrives on March 4 and details on the new game mode called, Showdown, will be revealed on March 7. The complete the schedule of livestream events, the team will host their annual developer tournament on March 11.

Is there anything in particular you’re interested in? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Yeah, also new trade hub, etc.
    I'm excited now, especially with the defensive upgrades, etc.
    I just figured out I'll be out of town the weekend before launch, so looks like it will be a Day 1 purchase, but no early weekend access for me.
    Way to go SCEA, looks promising!
    What do they mean by full minor league rosters? It says rebrand your team in franchise mode and full minor league rosters. Does that just mean rebrand your minor league teams also or are we taking about fully licensed minor league rosters? If it's just rebrand your minor league teams also why bother saying full minor league rosters as that would be apart of your franchise. I'm probably just reading too much into it. I think we would all be excited if they actually got approval to use real minor league players.
    dalger21

    Step in the right direction. Will be interesting to see if the "relocation" actually means you can rearrange the divisions, etc. Or does it just mean Houston can become San Antonio, that kind of thing. Also, what about city names on uniforms? Will be interesting to hear, but so far, it's a good step.
    Berserker2020
    What do they mean by full minor league rosters? It says rebrand your team in franchise mode and full minor league rosters. Does that just mean rebrand your minor league teams also or are we taking about fully licensed minor league rosters? If it's just rebrand your minor league teams also why bother saying full minor league rosters as that would be apart of your franchise. I'm probably just reading too much into it. I think we would all be excited if they actually got approval to use real minor league players.

    I would think it means they have Single A in there now. But if they had fully licensed minor leaguers in there, it would be great.
    KnightTemplar
    Step in the right direction. Will be interesting to see if the "relocation" actually means you can rearrange the divisions, etc. Or does it just mean Houston can become San Antonio, that kind of thing. Also, what about city names on uniforms? Will be interesting to hear, but so far, it's a good step.

    I'm envisioning the Madden way of relocation...you're given pre-set choices to select from in terms of cities, uniforms, stadium types, etc.
    KnightTemplar
    Step in the right direction. Will be interesting to see if the "relocation" actually means you can rearrange the divisions, etc. Or does it just mean Houston can become San Antonio, that kind of thing. Also, what about city names on uniforms? Will be interesting to hear, but so far, it's a good step.

    It also does no good if there are not more stadiums. I don't want to move the Rays to Montreal and still be in Tropicana Field.
    I also think full minors just means they changed the Single A roster to have 25 slots instead of 15.
    I am still skeptical, but it seems to be a step in the right direction
    Marino
    I would think it means they have Single A in there now. But if they had fully licensed minor leaguers in there, it would be great.

    I didn't think about Single A so that's probably it. That would be good to finally be able to play with single A in both Franchise & RTTS (hopefully). Or if it's just expanded that would be good also.
    Pretty happy to see some Franchise love coming our way. I'm interested to see how it all plays out, and what the changes will actually look like. But it's been long overdue to see some major attention paid to Franchise mode, and it's looking like we might have gotten it.
    Glad they at least put franchise on there this time! Honestly, the main thing for me will be whether being able to change your teams name, location and logo is literally just editing the name, or whether it actually has any consequences.
    Changing a bit of text doesn't do much for me, but if it actually affects things like budget, storylines on commentary and the like, then that's the biggest thing to happen to franchise in a while
    Is the rebrand just changing the team name and city? What stadium would they use? Same or is there generic ones?
    Is there full aaa, aa, a and rookie? Hopefully there are some changes to logic to go with it. Need a deeper draft and tweak of progression and regression. Scouting..
    I'm not too excited since it doesn't have it's own stream, shares with rtts, so I am not anticipating huge changes.
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    MrArlingtonBeach
    I'm envisioning the Madden way of relocation...you're given pre-set choices to select from in terms of cities, uniforms, stadium types, etc.

    Oh man, can’t wait until the 13th. If it’s just as you described above, like Madden’s, I’ll just carry over my Indians franchise that is heading into season 5. If it’s something like using DD’s logo / name / uniform editor, I’m all in on this and will be starting anew.
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    tribefanisu2003
    Oh man, can’t wait until the 13th. If it’s just as you described above, like Madden’s, I’ll just carry over my Indians franchise that is heading into season 5. If it’s something like using DD’s logo / name / uniform editor, I’m all in on this and will be starting anew.
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    this is what i'm wondering. I have my current Indians franchise that I was going to carry over to 20. but if I can carry over and different franchise from 19 to 20, and then relocate it, then I might start a new one right now. (because i wouldnt want to relocate the Indians)
    jcar0725
    this is what i'm wondering. I have my current Indians franchise that I was going to carry over to 20. but if I can carry over and different franchise from 19 to 20, and then relocate it, then I might start a new one right now. (because i wouldnt want to relocate the Indians)

    Oh that’s a good thought too. Same for me, as much as I’d like to carry over my current one and use the rebrand / relocate feature, no way could I relocate the Tribe.
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    I'm hoping the dynamic challenges, rivalries, story branches make it into franchise mode. I can't find that Q and A from the franchise backlash, but one of the answers was to integrate features from other modes as part of the vision. I hope this is why they are having RTTS and Franchise on the same day.
    I’m intrigued by the full minor league roster tidbit
    Curious as to what that is all about. I have my thoughts but we’ll see
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    The option to change Franchise location and logo has my attention. Is this clearly a step toward expansion teams? Are there new stadiums for relocated teams to play in? If we can change team names and logos doesn’t that mean we can create new uniforms too?
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    dalger21

    Not trying to be crazy here, but do we know for sure they mean IN franchise mode, and not just in Road To The Show, Or Diamond Dynasty or some other mode?
    Culture Rot
    Not trying to be crazy here, but do we know for sure they mean IN franchise mode, and not just in Road To The Show, Or Diamond Dynasty or some other mode?

    It states “Rebrand your team in Franchise Mode”. That seems pretty clear.
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    mariner690
    It states “Rebrand your team in Franchise Mode”. That seems pretty clear.
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    Can't help being paranoid, this is a dream come true for many of us and a good sign of things to come. I'm in a bit of disbelief. Why wouldn't they have shown this in the trailer at all? It was easily the most requested feature.
    countryboy
    I’m intrigued by the full minor league roster tidbit
    Curious as to what that is all about. I have my thoughts but we’ll see
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    Yeah. I wonder what that means for carry over franchises. Does that mean that we'll have 10 extra players randomly added to our teams or will be just add 10 free agents to our roster
    KnightTemplar
    Step in the right direction. Will be interesting to see if the "relocation" actually means you can rearrange the divisions, etc. Or does it just mean Houston can become San Antonio, that kind of thing. Also, what about city names on uniforms? Will be interesting to hear, but so far, it's a good step.

    I might actually dabble a bit more than usual with Franchise mode this year. Already planning on moving the Rays to Montreal to become the new Expos. I just hope I can move them to the NL. I'd also make the assumption that when it comes to uniforms, it would be like how it is in DD. Stadium options will be something to keep an eye on. If I'd be stuck transporting Tropicana Field to Montreal, that would be a bit awkward, though maybe not as awkward as being stuck using a minor league park.
    Td1984
    I might actually dabble a bit more than usual with Franchise mode this year. Already planning on moving the Rays to Montreal to become the new Expos. I just hope I can move them to the NL. I'd also make the assumption that when it comes to uniforms, it would be like how it is in DD. Stadium options will be something to keep an eye on. If I'd be stuck transporting Tropicana Field to Montreal, that would be a bit awkward, though maybe not as awkward as being stuck using a minor league park.

    You can already chose which stadium to play in, in your scenario, the Trop will presumably just remain the default like it currently is, but before each game you could switch to a different stadium. (in previous years I've "moved to a new stadium" for the Rays in much the same manner)
    Honestly the rebrand franchise thing sounds like we can change the text, and customize the logo. Doesn't sound like much more than changing the words themselves. Which could be a good base to start with. Relocation but not actually relocating.
    This is my final show I am buying and though I didn't watch the stream, I am intrigued by the full minors comment. Doubt it is for the players as that would require a contract so I would think it means 25 players at A level.
    If you look at the last few years of livestreams, they always had Franchise as one of the last ones. I'm convinced they did that because it had barely ever changed and they didn't want to affect pre-orders. Having Franchise be one the the first few streams is a GREAT sign that they at least added some improvements.
    I can't wait to see what "full minors" means. Adding single A? That's not really full minors afterall, there's high A, low A, short season A, rookie leagues/dominican leagues. Is it all of them? Or does this mean they got a MiLB license for real MiLB players? That would be literally the greatest addition to this game in years if so, no need to constantly restart franchises every time a new player is added you want to play with, or waiting for user-created rosters.
    No doubt an MiLB license would be the one thing that would get me to buy this game again after skipping last year. I have a low suspicion they could actually pull this off, but if they did... oh boy!
    Well seeing franchise mentioned is huge for me and I obviously have a ton of questions.
    Is relocation and rebranding only available for my own team? Or can I do it for other teams as well? (I didn't have the forsight to use 30 team control back in 2014)
    What does "Rebranding" entail? Can I just make a new alternate for my team? And can I use a pre-existing team logo? Examples: Creating a blue away alternate for Toronto that says Toronto on the Jersey instead of Blue Jays, with the same lettering and logo. Or adding the old 92/93 blue alternate back in. Or do I just have to completely rebrand from scratch? That will have a massive impact on how excited I am for this feature.
    Will we get more generic stadium choices? Even if I end up not relocating any team, that will still be huge for me as I need more spring training locations then the ones available.
    Super excited to find out the answers to these questions. I hope after the 13th I'll just be smacking that pre-order button.
    "Practice makes perfect"
    Does this mean that when I am doing batting practice, the BP pitchers will throw not only fastballs but also throw in some off speed pitches? I am not holding my breath. My weakness in hitting is with the off speed stuff and while I am slowly improving (emphasis on the slowly aspect more than the improving aspect) the only time I ever get to practice with my RTTS player handling off speed pitches is during the games and well that's not exactly practice now is it. :lol:
    2/13 BABY LETS GOOOOOOO.
    OPERATION SPORTS, WE DID IT!!!! WE TALKED SCEA INTO REBRANDS!
    EDIT: If rebranding/relocation means we can realign divisions, then we can "kinda" have rotating schedules too...
    The way I see it the biggest roadblock to having real-life named minor league players in the game still hasn't changed - the fact that there is no MiLB players union. Without that, SDS would have to negotiate individually with minor league players - and I just don't see that as being feasible or possible.
    So, for now I'm going to assume that it just means more roster spots on the lower end. I don't really expect more playable minors either, as it would only extend the "Road to the Show" which is already long enough for most of its playerbase (i.e. those who want to be in the majors in the first or second season, unrealistic as that is).
    Bondsfan

    I can't wait to see what "full minors" means. Adding single A? That's not really full minors afterall, there's high A, low A, short season A, rookie leagues/dominican leagues. Is it all of them? Or does this mean they got a MiLB license for real MiLB players? That would be literally the greatest addition to this game in years if so, no need to constantly restart franchises every time a new player is added you want to play with, or waiting for

    Hope we'll have a full A playable level. But if so, they'll need another 15 players buffer at a rookie level to compensate the domino effect of injuries at higher levels.
    I think people are looking too deep into this. Rebrand and relocate means exactly that. You’ll be able to put some new uniforms on your team, name them whatever and move them to a different city. If you ask me, that’s all most of us ever wanted. The flexibility to move and rename the Rays and maybe the Marlins too and move them to cities where baseball fans actually exist lol.
    RTTS for sure, but I hope this makes its way into franchise "Dynamic on the field relationship".
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    Lovesports
    I think people are looking too deep into this. Rebrand and relocate means exactly that. You’ll be able to put some new uniforms on your team, name them whatever and move them to a different city. If you ask me, that’s all most of us ever wanted. The flexibility to move and rename the Rays and maybe the Marlins too and move them to cities where baseball fans actually exist lol.

    I agree. So the only question is will it be structured like Madden's version, or like NBA 2K's version.
    Td1984
    I might actually dabble a bit more than usual with Franchise mode this year. Already planning on moving the Rays to Montreal to become the new Expos. I just hope I can move them to the NL. I'd also make the assumption that when it comes to uniforms, it would be like how it is in DD. Stadium options will be something to keep an eye on. If I'd be stuck transporting Tropicana Field to Montreal, that would be a bit awkward, though maybe not as awkward as being stuck using a minor league park.

    Along the lines of uniform customization, I'd like to imagine that the customization options have been increased from previous years. Additional player name and number fonts, logos created and added to jersey sleeves, actual vest jersey options, etc.
    dbekoscke
    Along the lines of uniform customization, I'd like to imagine that the customization options have been increased from previous years. Additional player name and number fonts, logos created and added to jersey sleeves, actual vest jersey options, etc.

    I'd love pullover jerseys and pants with elastic waists too.
    When looking at the RTTS snippits, the in game challenges had a different look in that if you get a hit it will increase both your Contact vs LHP AND RHP. This is really promising because as it is right now, you face 90% RHP and it is very difficult to increase your Vs LHP stats.
    With Franchise Rebranding my two biggest ideas if moving the Rays/Marlins to a city with an actual fanbase and add some throwback jerseys or create our own idea of alternates to our current team, assuming you can just keep the city/name the same.
    Curious about how the stadiums would work only because if for example in DD you create your logo but play at Petco Park, you have your DD team logos down the baselines, but still also have the Padres logo behind home plate. If you try rebranding and end up playing in current MLB stadiums that could really dampen the immersion.
    As a DD player as well, the new mode is intriguing.
    MetsFan16
    When looking at the RTTS snippits, the in game challenges had a different look in that if you get a hit it will increase both your Contact vs LHP AND RHP. This is really promising because as it is right now, you face 90% RHP and it is very difficult to increase your Vs LHP stats.

    Yeah they dropped the ball regarding LHP skill progression in RTTS. It would be nice to see them handle it different than how it works in MLB 19.
    Rebranding/Relocation!!! So pumped for this! It’s been number one on my wishlist for a decade, honestly never thought they would add it.
    Can’t wait to see what it’s actually like!
    If rebranding works the same way it does in NBA 2K, then that means everything can be changed. Team names, Colors, Uniforms, Logos, Locations etc...... Hopefully a stadium creator has been added. If not then hopefully they added a bunch of fictional modern/futuristic stadiums to choose from.
    Guess we have to wait a few weeks to see how it will all work. Definitely a step in the right direction for franchise users.
    ShowTyme15
    If rebranding works the same way it does in NBA 2K, then that means everything can be changed. Team names, Colors, Uniforms, Logos, Locations etc...... Hopefully a stadium creator has been added. If not then hopefully they added a bunch of fictional modern/futuristic stadiums to choose from.
    Guess we have to wait a few weeks to see how it will all work. Definitely a step in teh right direction for franchise users.

    I would be surprised if Create a Stadium has been added this year, especially with it not mentioned in the stream schedule.
    My guess on the rebranding is that they took the team creator, uniform editor and logo creator from DD and added it to franchise mode.
    countryboy
    I would be surprised if Create a Stadium has been added this year, especially with it not mentioned in the stream schedule.
    My guess on the rebranding is that they took the team creator, uniform editor and logo creator from DD and added it to franchise mode.

    But the stream schedule does say location, so hopefully a stadium creator is an easter egg or like I said it could be something similar to Madden with a selection of new modern/futuristic stadiums. Makes no sense to be able to change a team's location and not have something like that in.
    Can't move Tropicana field to Montreal.
    I'm sure you get the point.......
    Grey_Osprey
    This. Huge difference between the two. Let's hope it's like NBA2K's. Madden's relocation leaves a lot to be desired.
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    I'm going to assume it's like Madden's. Seems like a huge jump to go from nothing to NBA2K's version.
    Can't edit previous post, but in regard to stadiums, what if they awarded stubs for franchise goals/achievements and you could use them to purchase stadiums already in DD? Obviously, you could purchase stubs, just like in DD, thus providing them a way to monetize the mode a bit. Probably way off the deep end; just thinking out loud.
    Fingers crossed that we have the customization of NBA2K. Would be awesome to relocate, rebrand, rename, and realign teams/divisions.
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    ShowTyme15
    But the stream schedule does say location, so hopefully a stadium creator is an easter egg or like I said it could be something similar to Madden with a selection of new modern/futuristic stadiums. Makes no sense to be able to change a team's location and not have something like that in.
    Can't move Tropicana field to Montreal.
    I'm sure you get the point.......

    All I said was that I would be surprised if it was in and not mentioned.
    I didn’t say anything to negate the possibility that other stadiums were in for relocation.
    I wasn’t trying to kill the dream or hope just sharing my opinion on the possibility of the inclusion of create a stadium
    Hopefully it is in for those who want it
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    ShowTyme15
    If rebranding works the same way it does in NBA 2K, then that means everything can be changed. Team names, Colors, Uniforms, Logos, Locations etc...... Hopefully a stadium creator has been added. If not then hopefully they added a bunch of fictional modern/futuristic stadiums to choose from.
    Guess we have to wait a few weeks to see how it will all work. Definitely a step in the right direction for franchise users.

    How will announcers handle it if someone renames the Seattle Mariners the Seattle Pilots if Pilots is not in the name data base? I'm having a feeling that all the team names MAY be preselected for us and we'll have to choose from those.
    TripleCrown
    Hope we'll have a full A playable level. But if so, they'll need another 15 players buffer at a rookie level to compensate the domino effect of injuries at higher levels.
    Thing is, the 15 player buffer is often not enough. I run into issues all the time with it, particularly when it comes to injuries.
    My "shoot for the moon" is simmable single A so players produce stats, and the "full minor" system is just roster spots. I doubt there are very many who have any desire to play below single A.
    Really though I hope it's just more roster spots. That could really help me in my carry over's upcoming offseason.
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    KnightTemplar
    How will announcers handle it if someone renames the Seattle Mariners the Seattle Pilots if Pilots is not in the name data base? I'm having a feeling that all the team names MAY be preselected for us and we'll have to choose from those.

    They would have to have updated audio. Whether pre-selected or not. Lets hope that was done in this case.
    I really think full minor leagues is a playable Single A team. 25 man roster. 100-104 man rosters for the 4 levels.
    Everyone's Hope's for high A, low A, AFL I think is a bit much.
    That would need to include a revamped draft with way more rounds. Which is another thing that needs to be reworked anyway.
    The game (19 I mean) already contains a decent-sized team name audio database. I believe the entire list of names available for use in DD would be able to be used in this franchise re-location thing they're promoting. If you want to go through them, enter DD and go to "customize team/team details, uniforms, and logo" (and if it's your first time in there you'll probably be hit with that screen right away anyway).
    It probably wouldn't flow from city to team name smoothly like the MLB/MiLB audio lines would, but it would at least be saying the name.
    "Pilots" is one of those in the database btw. So is "Expos".
    bcruise
    The game (19 I mean) already contains a decent-sized team name audio database. I believe the entire list of names available for use in DD would be able to be used in this franchise re-location thing they're promoting. If you want to go through them, enter DD and go to "customize team/team details, uniforms, and logo" (and if it's your first time in there you'll probably be hit with that screen right away anyway).
    It probably wouldn't flow from city to team name smoothly like the MLB/MiLB audio lines would, but it would at least be saying the name.
    "Pilots" is one of those in the database btw. So is "Expos".

    Yeah man never played DD, so I wasn't aware of that. Thank you for the info.
    I hope all the franchise info that comes has some time spent addressing some legacy issues. Salaries, retirements, progression-regression, trade and free agent logic.
    Those things work hand in hand with changes and if not addressed can cause more issues. Real salaries are nice except the system was never balanced for new contracts or arbitration.
    Adding more minor leaguers could throw the budget system off if not balanced with more potential A prospects added to the mix. Needs a deeper draft pool as well.
    I am holding out hope everything is more than simple name changing....that doesn't do much. And just adding another 15 roster spots.
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    Another amazing thing about uniform customization? SPECIALTY JERSEYS.
    Im talking Memorial Day, Mothers/Fathers Day, 4th of July, Players Weekend... And you can add playoff patches, maybe London/Mexico Series patches, custom anniversary and ASG patches...
    The options to increase immersion are endless.
    But this is exactly why we need uploadable logos. If its just the in-game logo creator, that'll take a ton of time and probably wont be worth it for a lot of people. Also, if we create our own uniforms, do we lose the new Nike uniforms ala NBA2K?
    Ideally, we get a logo uploading server website, a ton of new uniform options like pullovers, elastic waistband pants, more number styles (at the very least all the fonts used by current teams), and a option to put a logo on the chest, upper left/right breast (Nike logo), left/right sleeve, back left/right pants pocket (nike logo), front left/right hip (Cubs road pants), and left/right side cap panel. You should also be able to toggle the MLB and New Era logos on/off and for the New Era logo, change the color.
    countryboy
    My guess on the rebranding is that they took the team creator, uniform editor and logo creator from DD and added it to franchise mode.

    And if this is the case I personally will be 100% happy. As someone else mentioned it would be most ideal to be able to upload logos as opposed to having to spend so much time piecing together hundreds of elements to make the logo. But even still, this is great. Huge step in the right direction for franchise players.
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    KnightTemplar
    How will announcers handle it if someone renames the Seattle Mariners the Seattle Pilots if Pilots is not in the name data base? I'm having a feeling that all the team names MAY be preselected for us and we'll have to choose from those.

    Its not perfect, but they would probably just refer to the Team by the City. For ex. "Now taking the field for Seattle......."
    Or maybe the will just have a pick from a pre sorted list of Names if you want audio. Which is what I think is more likely. I mean SDS has a way of adding base mechanics and THEN slowly building them up and fleshing them out. So I am not expecting everything to be release fully developed and featured right out of the box this year. But this is certainly intriguing and has sparked more interest than I previously had in this years game.
    tabarnes19
    I hope all the franchise info that comes has some time spent addressing some legacy issues. Salaries, retirements, progression-regression, trade and free agent logic.
    Those things work hand in hand with changes and if not addressed can cause more issues. Real salaries are nice except the system was never balanced for new contracts or arbitration.
    Adding more minor leaguers could throw the budget system off if not balanced with more potential A prospects added to the mix. Needs a deeper draft pool as well.
    I am holding out hope everything is more than simple name changing....that doesn't do much. And just adding another 15 roster spots.
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    Exactly this! The longer they allow the legacy issues to persist, it doesn't matter what they add because in the end, it's just going to screw everything up. All the legacy issues that continue to plague the mode kills it for me, so it's hard to get hyped for anything else.
    Throw in the fact that animations still look terrible, especially after I've played PYS, it's hard to get excited.
    I'd settle for 1 or 2 generic MLB-caliber stadium(s) in rebranding and being able to rename the Nationals the Montreal Expos, or Tampa the San Antonio Alamos for example. if Single A is expanded from 15 players to 40 with High A playable and Low A a 15-man NPC like the current lone Single A, I would be more than satisfied; this would be an excellent start to the long overdue fleshing out of Franchise mode. I haven't been this excited for a video game since waiting for NCAA 14 to come out. big tip of the cap to the Studio :waytogo:
    catswithbats
    That franchise tidbit has me like

    Says we can rebrand and relocate as well as full minor league rosters-hopefully the real players and not made up names. Relocate would be awesome
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    breakfastcat
    So you're telling me I can change the Angels back to the California Angels in franchise?
    Day 1 purchase right there, boys.

    Don’t forget 26 man roster also this year
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    bcruise
    The way I see it the biggest roadblock to having real-life named minor league players in the game still hasn't changed - the fact that there is no MiLB players union. Without that, SDS would have to negotiate individually with minor league players - and I just don't see that as being feasible or possible.
    So, for now I'm going to assume that it just means more roster spots on the lower end. I don't really expect more playable minors either, as it would only extend the "Road to the Show" which is already long enough for most of its playerbase (i.e. those who want to be in the majors in the first or second season, unrealistic as that is).

    Others have stated probably a full 25 man A ball team instead of 10 to 15. We will find out In a few weeks I guess.
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    MetsFan16
    When looking at the RTTS snippits, the in game challenges had a different look in that if you get a hit it will increase both your Contact vs LHP AND RHP. This is really promising because as it is right now, you face 90% RHP and it is very difficult to increase your Vs LHP stats.
    With Franchise Rebranding my two biggest ideas if moving the Rays/Marlins to a city with an actual fanbase and add some throwback jerseys or create our own idea of alternates to our current team, assuming you can just keep the city/name the same.
    Curious about how the stadiums would work only because if for example in DD you create your logo but play at Petco Park, you have your DD team logos down the baselines, but still also have the Padres logo behind home plate. If you try rebranding and end up playing in current MLB stadiums that could really dampen the immersion.
    As a DD player as well, the new mode is intriguing.

    I’m moving the Marlins to Charlotte, NC
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    Something tells me that the "Full Minor League Rosters" are just that, full minor league rosters, and not expanded rosters. I hope im wrong, but i just have a feeling.
    Also, I really hope bunting is improved and touched on in the hitting improvements live stream. As it is currently, bunting is useless. I have no problem with players with really low bunting ratings hitting rocket bunts, but pitchers should be able to put down a good sac bunt.
    KnightTemplar
    Step in the right direction. Will be interesting to see if the "relocation" actually means you can rearrange the divisions, etc. Or does it just mean Houston can become San Antonio, that kind of thing. Also, what about city names on uniforms? Will be interesting to hear, but so far, it's a good step.

    My guess is just the ability to change the name of the team, the city name and the logo, just like in DD.
    It sounds like lip service until you start thinking about the audio/visual implications (commentary, stadium art); then it seems like it would actually be a lot of work; then when you realise that it's all in DD and can just be leveraged from there it makes me think it's just a superficial thing added to the mode without any real depth.
    Hence my feeling is that division realignment will not be possible.
    I'm really hoping that this is FINALLY going to be the year where we can edit coaches. Being able to alter the appearance and uniform number of coaches would be HUGE for players of teams that do not get their real coaches in the game.
    My biggest question that I can't wait to hear is the full minors and Team branding..
    Are they giving us more levels(playable) of Minor leagues? On top of AAA and AA, will we see High A and Low A? If so that would be pretty special!
    OR
    Are they giving us fully named Minor leagues - in which I'd also be okay with!
    With either option, I hope we get Non-roster Invites for spring training. That would be an absolute dream honestly.
    I believe full minors means what it did with Ridin's roster, namely real minor league players instead of fictional, not more levels of minors. It is my understanding that the prior contract with the MLBPA forbid the use of the real names of minor league players. However OOTP has been using them. My only thought is that the new contract no longer has this prohibition.
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    tabarnes19
    I hope all the franchise info that comes has some time spent addressing some legacy issues. Salaries, retirements, progression-regression, trade and free agent logic.
    Those things work hand in hand with changes and if not addressed can cause more issues. Real salaries are nice except the system was never balanced for new contracts or arbitration.
    Adding more minor leaguers could throw the budget system off if not balanced with more potential A prospects added to the mix. Needs a deeper draft pool as well.
    I am holding out hope everything is more than simple name changing....that doesn't do much. And just adding another 15 roster spots.
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    Speaking candidly. I love these guys (SDS) but I am not holding my breath on your post TBarnes.
    For the very first time in 10 years I am in a firm holding pattern for release.
    Nothing on presentation, but honestly, given everything else, evolution beats revolution on that one.  If the same cast has additional dialogue on top of last year, it will still sound much better than some other franchise that I...won't name, but I will say the real-life version is currently on its All-Star break.  >_>
    When I was younger, Sunday afternoons meant nap time, and listening to a baseball game (be it on the radio or TV) was an acceptable part of it.  I can put Matty V on a CPU vs. CPU game, and it still kinda sounds like one of those comfortable old Sunday broadcasts, in the best possible way.  It does kinda make me feel like a kid again...  *looks sheepish*
    I wonder how many people saw the full minor league rosters on the twitch schedule and thought it’s was gonna be real prospects AAA-A. That would take forever to make all them player models for each team. You’d have to use up so much more space in the game. It’s probably just gonna fill out the number of people you can now put in Single-A.
    Keeler2434
    I wonder how many people saw the full minor league rosters on the twitch schedule and thought it’s was gonna be real prospects AAA-A. That would take forever to make all them player models for each team. You’d have to use up so much more space in the game. It’s probably just gonna fill out the number of people you can now put in Single-A.

    Yeah, the logistics of it are absolutely making my head spin. But at the same time there are things in the trailer that can't be explained with our previous knowledge of the limits the devs face (two examples of real life minor league players with 0 service time present in that trailer). That's why I'm very interested in where this ends up going.
    bcruise
    Yeah, the logistics of it are absolutely making my head spin. But at the same time there are things in the trailer that can't be explained with our previous knowledge of the limits the devs face (two examples of real life minor league players with 0 service time present in that trailer). That's why I'm very interested in where this ends up going.

    Lots of stuff for this game needs further explanation. I like what I see. But if I’m completely honest n it’s actually a great thing I’m shocked how much they are bringing into 20. Knowing that next year you are making a brand new game for a next gen console. So safe to say I’m intrigued for what’s to come.
    bcruise
    Yeah, the logistics of it are absolutely making my head spin. But at the same time there are things in the trailer that can't be explained with our previous knowledge of the limits the devs face (two examples of real life minor league players with 0 service time present in that trailer). That's why I'm very interested in where this ends up going.
    I kinda hope the minor leaguers who dont get face scans have editable appearances, age, height, weight etc.
    I also wonder does this mean the end of developers and other real life non-baseball players sprinkled and scattered across the roster.
    as for gameplay haven't we talked about gameplay where fielding ratings matter for about the past 3 or 4 years now?
    please hope that franchise has some nice updates this year
    ninertravel
    as for gameplay haven't we talked about gameplay where fielding ratings matter for about the past 3 or 4 years now?
    please hope that franchise has some nice updates this year

    Indeed we have.
    mn1170
    I’m moving the Marlins to Charlotte, NC
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    I'm moving the Athletics to Portland or relocate them to Vegas and have the city of Oakland hate Vegas for stealing both their NFL and MLB team lol. I skipped MLB The Show last year due to lack of Franchise improvements, and I don't watch the NBA but I like playing NBA2K because of expansion and relocation options within Franchise. Just seeing this tidbit has me excited to play MLB The Show this year as long as just deep enough to enjoy before expanding on the feature with the new consoles.
    Intrigued by the Franchise news, but in all honesty, just good to see the word in the stream schedule.
    Apologies if someone has already said this, as i've only just scanned through replies, but if it is just expanding single A to 25, and being able to select a name from a pre populated list for a new team, it will hide that it's still the same flaws in Franchise.
    Effectively, if you dont want to change the name of your Franchise (and i probably dont), then it will be the same Franchise experience as 2019, right?
    (sorry to be a downer, I'm not that bothered at this point, but thought i'd ask the question)
    Keeler2434
    I wonder how many people saw the full minor league rosters on the twitch schedule and thought it’s was gonna be real prospects AAA-A. That would take forever to make all them player models for each team. You’d have to use up so much more space in the game. It’s probably just gonna fill out the number of people you can now put in Single-A.

    I’m sorry but I can’t imagine them advertising it and adding it to twitch if it’s just a 25 man single A addition. There’s gotta be more to it, not to mention all the hints in the preview. As far as space and logistics....it’s no biggie at all. Ridin does the rosters every year and it has zero impact on space
    Been seeing people add this to their wishlist every year and im happy to see that you guys have finally gotten that customization option BUT where is your loyalty??? Like, ive been playing with chicago teams for well over 30 years and i couldnt imagine moving let a long changing logos.. thats a nightmare for any diehard fan.. im sure of it! :34:its just weird to me that anybody could mentally enjoy any of it especially if its in franchise mode also..
    AUTHENTICNFLNBA
    Been seeing people add this to their wishlist every year and im happy to see that you guys have finally gotten that customization option BUT where is your loyalty??? Like, ive been playing with chicago teams for well over 30 years and i couldnt imagine moving let a long changing logos.. thats a nightmare for any diehard fan.. im sure of it! :34:its just weird to me that anybody could mentally enjoy any of it especially if its in franchise mode also..

    Agreed but also thinking more in terms of the teams like MIA/TB/OAK where the teams have either been talked about possibly moving or should be talking about it because of their fan bases. Feel like it’d be rare for any diehard of teams like CHI/NY/LA to move their historic franchises across the country.
    MetsFan16
    Agreed but also thinking more in terms of the teams like MIA/TB/OAK where the teams have either been talked about possibly moving or should be talking about it because of their fan bases. Feel like it’d be rare for any diehard of teams like CHI/NY/LA to move their historic franchises across the country.

    100% on target. How many times in your franchise have you played in the crappy Oakland coliseum or the God-awful Tropicana Field, or in the nice Miami stadium in front of 300 people and thought “what a waste”. So for me, even though I use the Indians every franchise, I’ll be using one of these teams now and getting them out of those dumps and hopefully to a better fan base. I certainly get the point, it’s not for everyone, but there’s definitely a vocal portion of the fan base (myself included) that have been clamoring for this for years.
    Some people just also like having the ability to be creative with logos, uniform designs, etc, and to see their creations on the field. When I have dabbled in DD in the past, it’s been solely for this reason and I always thought “man I wish I could do this in franchise.”
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    Tropicana Field is far from a dump. I've been there. Majority of people that say it is have never stepped foot in there. People just think it's trendy to trash the place.
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    itsmb8
    Another amazing thing about uniform customization? SPECIALTY JERSEYS.
    Im talking Memorial Day, Mothers/Fathers Day, 4th of July, Players Weekend... And you can add playoff patches, maybe London/Mexico Series patches, custom anniversary and ASG patches...
    The options to increase immersion are endless.
    But this is exactly why we need uploadable logos. If its just the in-game logo creator, that'll take a ton of time and probably wont be worth it for a lot of people. Also, if we create our own uniforms, do we lose the new Nike uniforms ala NBA2K?
    Ideally, we get a logo uploading server website, a ton of new uniform options like pullovers, elastic waistband pants, more number styles (at the very least all the fonts used by current teams), and a option to put a logo on the chest, upper left/right breast (Nike logo), left/right sleeve, back left/right pants pocket (nike logo), front left/right hip (Cubs road pants), and left/right side cap panel. You should also be able to toggle the MLB and New Era logos on/off and for the New Era logo, change the color.

    AMEN brother!!!! Preach it! :y220e::cheers:
    AUTHENTICNFLNBA
    Been seeing people add this to their wishlist every year and im happy to see that you guys have finally gotten that customization option BUT where is your loyalty??? Like, ive been playing with chicago teams for well over 30 years and i couldnt imagine moving let a long changing logos.. thats a nightmare for any diehard fan.. im sure of it! :34:its just weird to me that anybody could mentally enjoy any of it especially if its in franchise mode also..
    My own team? No, I'd never relocate, although if the "rebrand" feature means that I can keep all current jerseys the same but add a new alternate, I am so down.
    Other teams though? I'd for sure bring back the Expos, and maybe rearrange some of the division assignments if that's possible. There are also one or two teams that I don't want to move, but do want to give a new ballpark of that's a thing.
    PhilliesFan13
    Tropicana Field is far from a dump. I've been there. Majority of people that say it is have never stepped foot in there. People just think it's trendy to trash the place.
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    I hate any place that has the bullpen exposed to the field, especially at the MLB level. That is bush league stuff.
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    PhilliesFan13
    Tropicana Field is far from a dump. I've been there. Majority of people that say it is have never stepped foot in there. People just think it's trendy to trash the place.
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    Yeah I was coming from a standpoint of in-game. There’s little disputing that it’s so drab, boring, etc, in-game and just a drag to play there. (A few years ago I did a RTTS and got drafted by the Rays, just hated playing at home.)
    I didn’t know it was “trendy” to bash the place. Just giving my opinion from the standpoint of playing there on the Show. That said, I feel like there’s got to be some reason as to why there’s been discussion around needing a new stadium down there for several years now, no? Or is that also more of a national thing and not necessarily the sentiment locally?
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    tribefanisu2003
    Yeah I was coming from a standpoint of in-game. There’s little disputing that it’s so drab, boring, etc, in-game and just a drag to play there. (A few years ago I did a RTTS and got drafted by the Rays, just hated playing at home.)
    I didn’t know it was “trendy” to bash the place. Just giving my opinion from the standpoint of playing there on the Show. That said, I feel like there’s got to be some reason as to why there’s been discussion around needing a new stadium down there for several years now, no?
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    It's more the location in town where they are. Just a bad spot. Stadium itself is just fine in my opinion. Love watching games there in person. It's different.
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    PhilliesFan13
    It's more the location in town where they are. Just a bad spot. Stadium itself is just fine in my opinion. Love watching games there in person. It's different.
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    Cool, good to know. I don’t make it to FL very much but I also would like to hit as many MLB stadiums as I can, so hopefully I can check it out in person one day.
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    PhilliesFan13
    Tropicana Field is far from a dump. I've been there. Majority of people that say it is have never stepped foot in there. People just think it's trendy to trash the place.

    I've been there not once, but twice back in 1995. But not for a baseball game. Back in the 1990s the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning played there and I took in a couple of NHL hockey games while I was in town for the week and I think the name of the stadium was different back then. I seem to remember it was called the "ThunderDome". It was rather big for an NHL venue, but it didn't seem like a dump.
    kenp86
    even if this regarding is similar to Maddens, ill be happy for now. If move Miami to Charlotte, Tampa to Montreal and Oakland to Vegas.

    In Madden, (I don't play it) can you move teams you don't control in franchise?
    tribefanisu2003

    I didn’t know it was “trendy” to bash the place. Just giving my opinion from the standpoint of playing there on the Show. That said, I feel like there’s got to be some reason as to why there’s been discussion around needing a new stadium down there for several years now, no? Or is that also more of a national thing and not necessarily the sentiment locally?

    I would argue it's the opposite of trendy, people have been bashing it for so long that it's just part of the conversation for people who haven't been there.
    And I haven't been there, but I play every single game in franchise and when I play the Rays, I might choose The Trop for one of the games.
    johnnyg83
    In Madden, (I don't play it) can you move teams you don't control in franchise?

    No. but theres an option i think its "everyone can relocate" that allows the CPU teams to choose to relocate. but then youre at the mercy of the CPU to pick a team and move them. ive seen big city teams relocated by the CPU. that why i always choose 32 team control .
    The Rays have a couple of other challenges that other markets don't have.
    The first is, well, Tampa Bay.  The Trop is in St. Petersburg, pretty much at the southern end of Pinellas County.  Geographically--stick with me here!--Pinellas County is a peninsula, and it runs along the western shore of the bay.  So, if you're coming in from Tampa, Hillsborough County, and points east, you're going to be coming across one of the long bridges across the bay.  From Bradenton, Manatee County, and points south, your only option is the Sunshine Skyway Bridge--a total nonstarter for anyone afraid of heights, and never mind the paranormal rumors about the thing.  Regular ferry service across the bay is being looked at, but right now, the Cross Bay Ferry to and from Tampa is winter only.  All of that, is part of why the Rays were looking at Ybor City in Hillsborough County a few years ago.
    But if you're coming down from up-county, there's another teensy-weensy challenge or two in Dunedin and Clearwater.  Namely, the A-ball farm teams for the Phillies and Jays.  The "D-Jays" have a newly renovated stadium this year, and the Threshers are just off US 19, the county's main north-south road.  If I lived anywhere north of Largo, why would I go schlepping down to St. Pete, and pay big-league prices on concessions and parking?
    And then, there's the weather.  Summer is the rainy season here, and with the bay to the east of us, the gulf out to the west, here we are, stuck in the middle with INSANE HUMIDITY!  Scoff at a hard dome and indoor baseball all you want, but summers can be brutal down here.  You didn't think all that nice weather during the winter months was free, did you?  Indoors and air conditioned?  Yes please!  True, the minor leaguers do play outdoors, but the geography permits that.  A Lakeland vs. Tampa rain-out is one thing.  If the Rays were to get rained out while hosting the Mariners...welll...see where that goes?
    Transportation is another sore spot.  There is no cross-bay public transit to speak of, at least not at night or on weekends.  And even within Pinellas County, post-game options are limited.  Driving or carpooling are pretty much the standard, and event parking in St. Pete starts at jaw-dropping, continues up through eye-watering, and runs all the way up to sphincter-tightening.
    So, yeah, the Rays do have their challenges.  Some of them just go with the territory, and literally so.  But some of the problems the Rays have, as a franchise, could be considered leadership issues.  Their biggest problem, is NOT their stadium.
    LoadStar81
    So, yeah, the Rays do have their challenges.* Some of them just go with the territory, and literally so.* But some of the problems the Rays have, as a franchise, could be considered leadership issues.* Their biggest problem, is NOT their stadium.

    I didn’t copy the whole thing for the sake of post length but, I rather enjoyed this detailed local perspective, thank you! As a lifelong Midwesterner, this was very informative and helpful.
    That said... I bet they’ll be the most popular choice to “relocate” in game, from those that want to use the feature. For other reasons, I’ll be relocating the A’s myself and using them as a new team (for perspective, when I start a new franchise I also do a simulated fantasy draft at the start. I get to choose my first pick as my “franchise player”, then I sim the rest, and whoever I get on my team is who I get. Makes for an interesting starting point, allows me to develop unique rivalries within the division, etc). But, when I looked at all teams, the only ones that I viewed as “realistic” relocation possibilities were the A’s, Rays, and Marlins, and even the Marlins were a fringe one, since they have such a new stadium.
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    tribefanisu2003
    I didn’t copy the whole thing for the sake of post length but, I rather enjoyed this detailed local perspective, thank you! As a lifelong Midwesterner, this was very informative and helpful.
    That said... I bet they’ll be the most popular choice to “relocate” in game, from those that want to use the feature. For other reasons, I’ll be relocating the A’s myself and using them as a new team (for perspective, when I start a new franchise I also do a simulated fantasy draft at the start. I get to choose my first pick as my “franchise player”, then I sim the rest, and whoever I get on my team is who I get. Makes for an interesting starting point, allows me to develop unique rivalries within the division, etc). But, when I looked at all teams, the only ones that I viewed as “realistic” relocation possibilities were the A’s, Rays, and Marlins, and even the Marlins were a fringe one, since they have such a new stadium.
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    The A's are getting moved, I absolutely dispise that stadium. Foul territory is waaaay too large and there is barely a crowd in the outfield.
    PhilliesFan13
    Tropicana Field is far from a dump. I've been there. Majority of people that say it is have never stepped foot in there. People just think it's trendy to trash the place.
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    the Studio has done a wonderful job replicating the Trop and I love getting a healthy dose there playing with the Orioles. the only real upgrade I wish it could get would be a retractable roof. same goes for the Oakland Coliseum, SDS captured it beautifully, and I love Mt. Davis (in the Show). anything that helps differentiate stadiums in the Show. except for when Miami had Marjory the Trash Heap in the outfield. I may not know art but I know hideous when I see it. beauty may well be in the eye of the beholder but you'd have to be blind to see beauty there. it was so godawful, it could not be given a name. one last cheapshot, beauty may be skin deep but that monstrosity was ugly to the bone. it got to be so bad, I tried not to hit homers there so as not to get Medusad.
    While I hope the phrase Full Minor League Rosters includes actual minor league players, I also hope that it means more roster spots (126 would be ideal)
    My hope is for the following breakdown:
    MLB - 26
    AAA - 25
    AA - 25
    A - 25
    Rookie - 25
    This would help eliminate high quality players being left in free agency as there simply isn’t enough roster spots to balance a major league roster along with role players, prospects, and journeymen in the minors
    Although doing this will also require the financials to be redone so there is enough money to go around
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    StateoftheFranchise
    The A's are getting moved, I absolutely dispise that stadium. Foul territory is waaaay too large and there is barely a crowd in the outfield.

    They're set to break ground on their new stadium in Oakland in 2021 with a completion date in 2023.
    PhilliesFan13
    Tropicana Field is far from a dump. I've been there. Majority of people that say it is have never stepped foot in there. People just think it's trendy to trash the place.
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    I hated going to a game at the Trop. Like you said, the location sucks as getting to the stadium is miserable. But even the stadium itself is just so bland. It just felt like walking through a convention center. The best part was just hanging out in the outfield at the bars in centerfield...but every stadium has that these days
    Caulfield
    the Studio has done a wonderful job replicating the Trop and I love getting a healthy dose there playing with the Orioles. the only real upgrade I wish it could get would be a retractable roof. same goes for the Oakland Coliseum, SDS captured it beautifully, and I love Mt. Davis (in the Show). anything that helps differentiate stadiums in the Show. except for when Miami had Marjory the Trash Heap in the outfield. I may not know art but I know hideous when I see it. beauty may well be in the eye of the beholder but you'd have to be blind to see beauty there. it was so godawful, it could not be given a name. one last cheapshot, beauty may be skin deep but that monstrosity was ugly to the bone. it got to be so bad, I tried not to hit homers there so as not to get Medusad.

    Cmon man, not Marjory :lol: As the stadium connoisseur I am, I've been to Miami once and got to see Marjory show her colors... I'll always say that Marlins Park looked like a waterpark with a baseball field inside it, and that sculpture and the fish tank behind home plate really tied it together.
    One thing that I'm hoping to read/hear about hitting that I've been wanting for a while is a PCI moving sensitivity slider.
    What I want is the ability to adjust how sensitive/quickly/slowly the PCI moves when I move the L-Stick. I'm not very good at feathering the L-stick, so therefore I am often off spot on a pitch because the PCI moves too quickly before I press swing to get it locked on. It also allows me to foul off pitches that I shouldn't really be getting too, because I am fooled, but due to the PCI moving rather swiftly, I am able to get a piece of the ball.
    Personally I would like to make it less sensitive/slow it down a bit so that on pitches I do recognize I am able to make better contact and on the other side miss pitches I really shouldn't get to because I am fooled and off balance.
    ninertravel
    as for gameplay haven't we talked about gameplay where fielding ratings matter for about the past 3 or 4 years now?
    please hope that franchise has some nice updates this year

    Same thing with efficiency in throwing people out and tagging lol we need MORE catch and dive animations!
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    countryboy
    While I hope the phrase Full Minor League Rosters includes actual minor league players, I also hope that it means more roster spots (126 would be ideal)
    My hope is for the following breakdown:
    MLB - 26
    AAA - 25
    AA - 25
    A - 25
    Rookie - 25
    This would help eliminate high quality players being left in free agency as there simply isn’t enough roster spots to balance a major league roster along with role players, prospects, and journeymen in the minors
    Although doing this will also require the financials to be redone so there is enough money to go around
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    I haven't checked to see the outcome but MLB floated the idea of eliminating a significant number of milb affiliates.
    tessl
    I haven't checked to see the outcome but MLB floated the idea of eliminating a significant number of milb affiliates.

    They did do it. Over 30 teams I believe will be gone. It is a shame. But this is all about $$$$ and player development is being contracted as a result. Also small town economy’s are being contracted as these small low A ball teams provide jobs.
    But.....business is business and this was an owners/commissioner decision.
    KnightTemplar
    Franchise lets you "change your team name, location and logo".
    Tell me more.

    Hopefully colors too. I hope if we put cpu control on we can relocate as many teams as possible and create jerseys for each team (for us custom roster creators)
    PhilliesFan13
    It's more the location in town where they are. Just a bad spot. Stadium itself is just fine in my opinion. Love watching games there in person. It's different.
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    I am from Los Angeles but lived in Orlando for 5 years in my 20’s. I had the opportunity to go to several rays games. Although the trop wasn’t a “dump”, it was hard to get used to watching baseball inside lol. Although it does beat sitting in 98 degree heat with 98% humidity so there is that
    Is "Gamestop Monday" still a thing this year? Also, weren't all the streams on Tuesday's last year? This year its Wednesday, then Thursday's.
    Minor details but just wondering
    Guys something I’ve been thinking about and wonder what you would all have to say. So say we get full minor league players and all. How do you think they’ll go by this? Would everyone happen to be a CAP(I think so) and have a player card/picture say like a real player like DD card. Or do you think they are just editable caps and don’t have a player card and just the usual card? Hope I don’t come off sounding dumb. I might be lol. But hope you guys understand what I’m trying to ask. Just wanna see the thoughts you guys have on this.
    I have a feeling they are going to use ridin’s roster with his permission. No way they are going to have real player models of all minor leaguers with correct faces, stances and accessories.
    Wbcfan
    I have a feeling they are going to use ridin’s roster with his permission. No way they are going to have real player models of all minor leaguers with correct faces, stances and accessories.

    Showtyme did say there will be a big announcement coming down the pipe in regards to the full minors rosters. He also confirmed that it is MLB the show related, so this is a very interesting theory 🤔
    Therebelyell626
    Showtyme did say there will be a big announcement coming down the pipe in regards to the full minors rosters. He also confirmed that it is MLB the show related, so this is a very interesting theory 🤔

    Hate to be Debbie Downer here, but that was more of us starting our site and discord server. Those who join the discord or the scout scoops website (which is free btw) will get information regarding Full Minors rosters. That's all that was.
    There is nothing to announce in terms of rosters or anything like that. We are working as normal on Full Minors as we do every year. Nothing has changed in that regard.
    Carry on fellas.
    ShowTyme15
    Hate to be Debbie Downer here, but that was more of us starting our site and discord server. Those who join the discord or the scout scoops website (which is free btw) will get information regarding Full Minors rosters. That's all that was.
    There is nothing to announce in terms of rosters or anything like that. We are working as normal on Full Minors as we do every year. Nothing has changed in that regard.
    Carry on fellas.

    Awe man, buzzkill!!!! Lol kidding. What’s the web address for the site showtyme?
    Keeler2434
    Showtyme could you send me the web address for that please. I’d like to keep tabs on everything regarding the new roster.
    can someone please PM me that site too? all I'm finding is boy scout and girl scout stuff.
    which reminds me, I need to load up on some thin mints
    ShowTyme15
    Hate to be Debbie Downer here, but that was more of us starting our site and discord server. Those who join the discord or the scout scoops website (which is free btw) will get information regarding Full Minors rosters. That's all that was.
    There is nothing to announce in terms of rosters or anything like that. We are working as normal on Full Minors as we do every year. Nothing has changed in that regard.
    Carry on fellas.
    Mr. Showtyme can you please send me a PM with the link as well? i would like to sign up for the site as well. I have been on here since 2011 assisted a bit with knight way back then and i just like to keep up with all the info and great work done through the years. thanks
    Looking at this screenshot and also looking at the dev stream I am a little nervous that there will be very little new franchise improvements. As in last year Franchise does not have a "new" tag. The dev stream for next week is listed as a RTTS stream.
    Full minors could just be the real minor league players names and not spots.
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    tabarnes19
    Looking at this screenshot and also looking at the dev stream I am a little nervous that there will be very little new franchise improvements. As in last year Franchise does not have a "new" tag. The dev stream for next week is listed as a RTTS stream.
    Full minors could just be the real minor league players names and not spots.
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    I have already mentioned this and of course some others took it down the “assumptions” road and acted like that didn’t matter. Goodluck with that convo lol.
    Live stream day!!!
    Now we can get actual information to discuss on the changes to defense and the perfect-perfect hitting tier so we no longer have to discuss speculation. :)
    countryboy
    Live stream day!!!
    Now we can get actual information to discuss on the changes to defense and the perfect-perfect hitting tier so we no longer have to discuss speculation. :)

    countryboy, not to sound weird, but you're one of my heroes here on this forum.
    I've only started recently (in the last 6 months or so) posting much more. Hoping for some big news over the next few years with MLBTS! And expect me to continue being one of the more vocal posters here on the forums, whether that is to praise this solid game, or bring attention to some of the issues that need to be fixed (CPU/AI baserunning awareness, for instance).
    It's still dead of winter here in Cleveland, Ohio, but the signs of Spring are upon us: the upcoming SDS Twitch streams; pitchers and catchers report; and gameplay/feature improvement videos. Always a super exciting time of the year!
    dbekoscke
    countryboy, not to sound weird, but you're one of my heroes here on this forum.
    I've only started recently (in the last 6 months or so) posting much more. Hoping for some big news over the next few years with MLBTS! And expect me to continue being one of the more vocal posters here on the forums, whether that is to praise this solid game, or bring attention to some of the issues that need to be fixed (CPU/AI baserunning awareness, for instance).
    It's still dead of winter here in Cleveland, Ohio, but the signs of Spring are upon us: the upcoming SDS Twitch streams; pitchers and catchers report; and gameplay/feature improvement videos. Always a super exciting time of the year!

    GO TRIBE !!!
    catswithbats
    I noticed some people saying in another thread that the franchise discussion got removed from the 2/13 stream but they're covering it next Thursday with RTTS.

    It'll be covered. People just got confused because they showed a stream schedule with only the "Stream Titles" and as the franchise discussion is grouped with RTTS, the stream title was RTTS so people started to speculate.
    The fact that they are combining RTTS and Franchise into one makes me believe that neither group of players should expect a big change. My guess is that the bullet points on the official schedule may be the extent of the changes.
    Dolenz
    The fact that they are combining RTTS and Franchise into one makes me believe that neither group of players should expect a big change. My guess is that the bullet points on the official schedule may be the extent of the changes.
    My guess is that it is real player likeness' which impact rtts which is why they added it in as a sub bullet for franchise. The relocation is going to be just what is stated. Change name and city text, probably logos with dd assets.
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    The relocation is going to be just what is stated. Change name and city text, probably logos with dd assets.
    even if its something as simple and basic as this, its the kind of small thing that if Sony would do more of in multitudes would go a long way in fleshing out and breathing a little fresh air into franchise. the more that's editable the better. and in lieu of 1 or 2 big additions to franchise, I'd love to have 20 or 30 small additions.
    cant wait till Thursday!
    Just because it's not listed doesn't mean others stuff will not be talked about within franchise.
    They will probably show some created player options added, commentary additions etc.. etc... and neither of those are on the list.
    The Kid 24
    Mills said on his stream tonight, there’s some good stuff coming the next couple weeks of live streams.
    Can’t wait to see what we’re getting yet!
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    My expectations are 0. I’m always excited for this time of the year
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    The Kid 24
    Mills said on his stream tonight, there’s some good stuff coming the next couple weeks of live streams.
    Can’t wait to see what we’re getting yet!
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    if its anything to do with DD and nothing about franchise at all i dont care
    Impetuous65
    Franchise, will only be about relocation and branding, just things that were in diamond dynasty migrating over to franchise.

    That's part of it but there is also reference to a trade hub and gameplay changes impact franchise.
    What is everyone's thoughts/ideas on what news will be released on March to October?
    If this is the mode they are transitioning franchise toward I'm hoping there are some nuggets for franchise players in there.
    During the last stream they talked about the new trade hub. Some things I took away from that are:
    1. Live player portraits for the trade screen.
    2. An untouchable list for trade block.
    I expect MTO to utilize minor leagues. They want to saturate the minor league players in all modes so I anticipate them being in MTO this year.
    I'm hoping for injuries and player movement and more trades.
    Hoping for multiple seasons and/or ability to jump into regular franchise. Although multiple seasons would be nice, I do not think I would play if there was no way to jump into a regular franchise mode experience.
    I anticipate some form of offseason.
    I'm hoping that in the process they have adjusted payrolls, player salaries and trade logic and that the logic travels to franchise.
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    rkocjay
    if its anything to do with DD and nothing about franchise at all i dont care

    Mills isn't a big DD guy. More Franchise & RttS (starting this year).
    The Kid 24
    Where’s the video? The one I saw on Twitter was really quick.
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    That's the video. If you look when they highlight the mode it says minor league call-ups on the panel.
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    tabarnes19
    What is everyone's thoughts/ideas on what news will be released on March to October?
    If this is the mode they are transitioning franchise toward I'm hoping there are some nuggets for franchise players in there.
    During the last stream they talked about the new trade hub. Some things I took away from that are:
    1. Live player portraits for the trade screen.
    2. An untouchable list for trade block.
    I expect MTO to utilize minor leagues. They want to saturate the minor league players in all modes so I anticipate them being in MTO this year.
    I'm hoping for injuries and player movement and more trades.
    Hoping for multiple seasons and/or ability to jump into regular franchise. Although multiple seasons would be nice, I do not think I would play if there was no way to jump into a regular franchise mode experience.
    I anticipate some form of offseason.
    I'm hoping that in the process they have adjusted payrolls, player salaries and trade logic and that the logic travels to franchise.
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    My big wish for this mode is that they let us decide how much we want to play verse sim. I felt very disengaged with the mode just watching things get simmed and getting pissed off at the huge losing streaks because I did not happen to meet a challenge.
    nemesis04
    My big wish for this mode is that they let us decide how much we want to play verse sim. I felt very disengaged with the mode just watching things get simmed and getting pissed off at the huge losing streaks because I did not happen to meet a challenge.

    Yes. And more roster control as well.
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    nemesis04
    My big wish for this mode is that they let us decide how much we want to play verse sim. I felt very disengaged with the mode just watching things get simmed and getting pissed off at the huge losing streaks because I did not happen to meet a challenge.

    My main hope is that they separate it from DD so it's not so handcuffed. It was pretty much useless for getting a reward in DD anyway as you could much, much easier just exchange about 10k worth of cards to get the same reward as completing it on the hardest difficulty, so restricting the mode's customizability was a huge waste.
    Custom rosters, custom sliders, customize how frequently you play, ability to actually save the game so you aren't playing a 6 hour long pass/fail mission etc etc. All not allowed as they'd make it more manipulatable for easier DD rewards, but all would make the mode much better.
    BigOscar
    My main hope is that they separate it from DD so it's not so handcuffed. It was pretty much useless for getting a reward in DD anyway as you could much, much easier just exchange about 10k worth of cards to get the same reward as completing it on the hardest difficulty, so restricting the mode's customizability was a huge waste.
    Custom rosters, custom sliders, customize how frequently you play, ability to actually save the game so you aren't playing a 6 hour long pass/fail mission etc etc. All not allowed as they'd make it more manipulatable for easier DD rewards, but all would make the mode much better.
    This is what confuses me about the mode. We were told this is the future of "franchise." This is what people want. I am sure the telemetry data will show it was rarely used.
    It was essentially a DD type mode in a franchise skin.
    Any franchise type mode needs to have injuries or the option to have them. That is what makes baseball great, having depth and working through injuries.
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    BigOscar
    My main hope is that they separate it from DD so it's not so handcuffed. It was pretty much useless for getting a reward in DD anyway as you could much, much easier just exchange about 10k worth of cards to get the same reward as completing it on the hardest difficulty, so restricting the mode's customizability was a huge waste.
    Custom rosters, custom sliders, customize how frequently you play, ability to actually save the game so you aren't playing a 6 hour long pass/fail mission etc etc. All not allowed as they'd make it more manipulatable for easier DD rewards, but all would make the mode much better.

    Extremely well said. I agree with this all 100%. I like the premise of MtO, but it's time to cut the cord and let it stand on its own. At the very least...have the option available to disable rewards and allow people to edit sliders, rosters, and other key parameters. My wheelhouse is playing franchise-type modes but I've greatly enjoyed DD the last two years as well. But when I play franchise-type modes, I want to play franchise-type modes in an unencumbered fashion.
    Here's the flip side (for me at least), when I want to play DD, I want to play DD (i.e. with MY team that I put together....not playing some other mode using teams/situations that have nothing to do with my DD team). DD for MLB18 did this the right way...last year was abysmal with both MtO and Moments taking away from the whole point of the mode. You want to give people the ability to earn stubs, XP, etc. while playing other modes? I'm all over that. But for crying out loud....keep the modes separated!
    Just seen the new video on twitter and unfortunately it looks like it's still the same, tethered to DD for rewards with no extra options. Start up screen looks pretty much identical. Hopefully there is more than meets the eye, but not particularly expecting much
    tabarnes19
    This is what confuses me about the mode. We were told this is the future of "franchise." This is what people want. I am sure the telemetry data will show it was rarely used.
    It was essentially a DD type mode in a franchise skin.
    Any franchise type mode needs to have injuries or the option to have them. That is what makes baseball great, having depth and working through injuries.
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    if M2O is the future of franchise, then I'm going Back to the Future, playing a lot of NCAAF 14, NCAAB 10, EA's NASCAR 09 and Show 10-17.
    The good news about MTO last year was that it logged itself as hours spent playing franchise so the total franchise hours should have gotten a nice bump last year due to all the DD players who went through it at least once.
    Jeffrey Smith
    I feel like MTO was just critical situations with a story mode to tie it together. Personally I’d much rather play a fully fleshed out franchise mode.
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    You could not be more correct lol It really seems like a lot of ppl want a season/franchise with playable moments and storylines . Just seems like how franchise should be done.
    lemarflacco
    You could not be more correct lol It really seems like a lot of ppl want a season/franchise with playable moments and storylines . Just seems like how franchise should be done.

    It was the first time in a long time I finished a season
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    Alright! Tonight is the night we find out if Smoltz is in the broadcast booth.
    I keep thinking about the fact that he said before he knew he was in the game but not as a player.... What else could he have meant by that??
    He's gotta be replacing DeRo or Pleasac right?????
    I posted this in another thread but does anybody else feel that we've had less gameplay video than in years past to this point. Finding new things within the game, which is always fun and the video we have seen is more a mix between last years game and some of this years game. Maybe it's just me.
    The Kid 24
    Alright! Tonight is the night we find out if Smoltz is in the broadcast booth.
    I keep thinking about the fact that he said before he knew he was in the game but not as a player.... What else could he have meant by that??
    He's gotta be replacing DeRo or Pleasac right?????

    Hopefully DeRo. I don’t mind Pleasac to much but DeRo with his ambush tactics every inning drives me nuts.
    Honestly though, it’s not the commentators that is the problem it’s the long rambling lines they’re given to read that are kind of bad.
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    Berserker2020
    I posted this in another thread but does anybody else feel that we've had less gameplay video than in years past to this point. Finding new things within the game, which is always fun and the video we have seen is more a mix between last years game and some of this years game. Maybe it's just me.

    I wonder if that has anything top do with the move to multiple new platforms next year and with the new consoles coming out. My guess is that they may have already diverted a portion of their development staff to prepping for the graphics improvements and more horsepower these new machines will have.
    Berserker2020
    I posted this in another thread but does anybody else feel that we've had less gameplay video than in years past to this point. Finding new things within the game, which is always fun and the video we have seen is more a mix between last years game and some of this years game. Maybe it's just me.

    I might be mis-remembering but they didn't post a ton last year (outside of the gameplay streams) until they did the lengthy dev tourney stream.
    Berserker2020
    I posted this in another thread but does anybody else feel that we've had less gameplay video than in years past to this point. Finding new things within the game, which is always fun and the video we have seen is more a mix between last years game and some of this years game. Maybe it's just me.

    I completely agree with you MLB The Show 20 info has been a complete bore so for me :(
    To be honest though I kind of expected this anyway. SDS focus is on PS5 and other next gen systems for sure!!!!!
    This is the least excited I have been for an MLB The Show release since well ever.
    But I am still buying 20 because I am sure it will be better then 19 in a lot of areas. But what I am mostly excited about is MLB The Show 21 for PS5 :)
    PS5 is going to be a beast of a system!!!
    Just imagine what SDS will be able to do on the PS5 and other next gen systems!

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