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More MLB The Show 20 Details For Custom Leagues - Online Leagues, House Rules, Screenshots & More

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More MLB The Show 20 Details For Custom Leagues - Online Leagues, House Rules, Screenshots & More

Prior to the MLB The Show 20 livestream, scheduled for Thursday, February 27 at 3:00 PM PT, featuring custom leagues, the official MLB The Show Twitter account has posted a few more nuggets about the new mode.

Confirmed today, you will be able to create an online league with your friends, make house rules, use your Diamond Dynasty collection and more.

Looking deeper into the video, and we have posted some screenshots below, it appears you can either create custom leagues with MLB Live 40 man rosters with trades or from your Diamond Dynasty collection with no trades.

Yesterday, it was revealed that MLB The Show 20 Custom Leagues will feature the ability to play with friends in a flexible multi-season experience with customizable settings.

Keep an eye out for other videos that are sure to drop prior to the livestream on Thursday.

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  1. WOW! this is big! Can't wait to see more details this week! Could this be a full return of Online Franchise, but with a plethora of added features?! Custom leagues, playoffs, house (league rules), use your own DD squads, etc!!!!
    I feel like this will be a MASSIVE new mode!
    It doesn't look like online franchise, more a knock out competition where you can set the options/sliders before hand.
    My initial reaction when they sort of announced it was they want to push towards e-sports and all the money that potentially entails and I figured this would be there way towards that.
    So the only two options for rosters are MLB Live and DD? That kinda stings.
    Trades are confirmed now, but I’m thinking that’s the only kind of management that there is going to be.
    A bunch of people on twitter screaming online franchise back is going to be disappointed I think.
    TheBleedingRed21
    So the only two options for rosters are MLB Live and DD? That kinda stings.
    Trades are confirmed now, but I’m thinking that’s the only kind of management that there is going to be.
    A bunch of people on twitter screaming online franchise back is going to be disappointed I think.

    So, maybe not a full Online Franchise, but having trades and roster management, it still sounds like more than just a postseason bracket thing. There would (I assume) be a season part within this mode also.
    So maybe it's just one season and one postseason, and not multiple seasons like an online franchise would consist of.
    Either way, sounds like fun with a group of online buddies!
    dbekoscke

    Actually, to adjust my last post, according to the screenshot from Reddit, there IS a multi-season part of this Custom Leagues mode.

    Yeah we already knew it was multi season. I think it’ll still be a fun mode with a great group but I’m not expecting free agency, etc.
    I'm always going to be an offline only player, but I got to say, this is huge! A really great addition to the Show, and just about the only thing that could even come close to tempting me to play online.
    The fact that you can choose between a roster or using DD cards as well? Perfection.
    Sent from my Pixel 3 using Operation Sports mobile app
    I am excited some type of league form is back.
    Buts it's still not online franchise.
    No draft, no free agency, no minors, etc. Small, but good step. Unfortunately I do not have hope more steps will be taken to fully implement an online franchise again.
    I'm wondering could this be done in Manage Only Mode? Unfortunately in the past, head to head games could not be done in this mode. It used to be the case years ago but they changed it around 07 or 08.
    eric7064
    I am excited some type of league form is back.
    Buts it's still not online franchise.
    No draft, no free agency, no minors, etc. Small, but good step. Unfortunately I do not have hope more steps will be taken to fully implement an online franchise again.

    I agree and I do not think there's an option to use your own "custom rosters" which is a little disappointing. I am glad that theirs some kind of league format again, but I always enjoyed working on my own league rosters with pitch edits etc and using those.
    eric7064
    I am excited some type of league form is back.
    Buts it's still not online franchise.
    No draft, no free agency, no minors, etc. Small, but good step. Unfortunately I do not have hope more steps will be taken to fully implement an online franchise again.

    They haven’t showed those things so they may well not be there. But there’s also no concrete evidence that none of those things are in to completely dismiss them as absent.
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports
    I don't know too much about custom leagues can't wait till Thursday. but I sure hope it's similar to online franchise so we can get these online leads back to running.
    With live roasters and this being an online mode could this mean that the rosters will update within your league according to what is happening in real life? Or is it just using the latest live roster when you start your league
    Mercury112491
    They haven’t showed those things so they may well not be there. But there’s also no concrete evidence that none of those things are in to completely dismiss them as absent.
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports

    Look at the bare menus. They are not there.
    ataranto2
    With live roasters and this being an online mode could this mean that the rosters will update within your league according to what is happening in real life? Or is it just using the latest live roster when you start your league
    I would guess it's just using the latest live roster when you start your custom league only.
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    Houston
    I agree and I do not think there's an option to use your own "custom rosters" which is a little disappointing. I am glad that theirs some kind of league format again, but I always enjoyed working on my own league rosters with pitch edits etc and using those.

    That’s beyond a little disappointing. The ability to use custom rosters was the MAIN thing that drew my friends and I to Online Franchise back in the day. Not including that just means we won’t even touch the mode in all likelihood. Huge disappointment.
    What I want is a custom experience for my offline, single player franchise. I want to be able to realign MLB into whatever I want it to look like, sort of like we were able to do with NCAA football. If they can do this, then why not that?
    TheBleedingRed21
    So the only two options for rosters are MLB Live and DD? That kinda stings.
    Trades are confirmed now, but I’m thinking that’s the only kind of management that there is going to be.
    A bunch of people on twitter screaming online franchise back is going to be disappointed I think.

    Agree with this take. At this point I'd be really surprised if there are any financials in the mode, but I'm hoping for at least some progression (and a draft/retirements to go with it). I could see it being a thing where players are just static and don't progress or regress, especially in the DD league mode where that almost HAS to be the case given the nature of team building in that.
    I'm reading twitter and just laughing right now - you know it's going to be the same people screaming that online franchise is back that will turn around later in the week and accuse SDS of "lying" about bringing it back. :google:
    All that aside, the idea of DD league with friends is pretty interesting. A few years back some of us here on OS organized one through the play with friends options, but having a league structure for it (and apparently being able to set requirements for the teams) has my attention.
    Keeping my feet firmly planted on the ground until we know more.
    bcruise
    Agree with this take. At this point I'd be really surprised if there are any financials in the mode, but I'm hoping for at least some progression (and a draft/retirements to go with it). I could see it being a thing where players are just static and don't progress or regress, especially in the DD league mode where that almost HAS to be the case given the nature of team building in that.
    I'm reading twitter and just laughing right now - you know it's going to be the same people screaming that online franchise is back that will turn around later in the week and accuse SDS of "lying" about bringing it back. :google:
    All that aside, the idea of DD league with friends is pretty interesting. A few years back some of us here on OS organized one through the play with friends options, but having a league structure for it (and apparently being able to set requirements for the teams) has my attention.
    Keeping my feet firmly planted on the ground until we know more.

    I agree. I am not an online dynasty player but I feel for those that lost online franchise after 17 and even more so if the trend holds true and 17 servers go down in 2021.
    I feel that if they were bringing online franchise back they would just say so so this makes me think this is more of a online DD gimmicky thing. Especially when the ad has them talking with Javier Baez. I can't see them bringing in an MLB player, even the cover athlete, just to bring back online franchise.
    I am glad we finally have an outlet back for online leagues. It may not have everything we want but it is a start. The only thing that is a real bummer so far is the absence of custom rosters. Using historical rosters were fun. Looking forward to all the details.
    Houston
    I agree and I do not think there's an option to use your own "custom rosters" which is a little disappointing. I am glad that theirs some kind of league format again, but I always enjoyed working on my own league rosters with pitch edits etc and using those.

    Yeah I mean there's "custom rosters" just not quite the ones you're talking about. But there's plenty of ways to make this a fantasy still which isn't a bad step.
    bcruise
    Agree with this take. At this point I'd be really surprised if there are any financials in the mode, but I'm hoping for at least some progression (and a draft/retirements to go with it). I could see it being a thing where players are just static and don't progress or regress, especially in the DD league mode where that almost HAS to be the case given the nature of team building in that.
    I'm reading twitter and just laughing right now - you know it's going to be the same people screaming that online franchise is back that will turn around later in the week and accuse SDS of "lying" about bringing it back. :google:
    All that aside, the idea of DD league with friends is pretty interesting. A few years back some of us here on OS organized one through the play with friends options, but having a league structure for it (and apparently being able to set requirements for the teams) has my attention.
    Keeping my feet firmly planted on the ground until we know more.

    Yeah there was actual league functions for FIFA to do this and so we did some tourneys and had a blast some years back with our FUT teams. I think as much as the hardest of hardcore might be bummed out in the end, I would bet this gets much more play and traction than old online franchise -- which isn't to say they can't build on this, I just mean as an initial offering this seems flexible for a lot of varying things in a way online franchise was not.
    I'm already talking with a few friends about doing this because this seems right up our alley in terms of what we want out of a league.
    tabarnes19
    I haven't had a chance to look at the screenshots. Are there injuries in this mode?
    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

    Not in the screens we captured so far, but we didn't get a good look at all of the options yet.
    Nice to see that many around here have their expectations in check somewhat. I kept seeing comments elsewhere about Online Franchise being back and could not help to shake my head as I know they will all be disappointed after the stream.
    If it was online franchise they would label it online franchise as they know that it would bring people back.
    Dolenz
    Nice to see that many around here have their expectations in check somewhat. I kept seeing comments elsewhere about Online Franchise being back and could not help to shake my head as I know they will all be disappointed after the stream.
    If it was online franchise they would label it online franchise as they know that it would bring people back.

    Thank you. I made the mistake of going to Reddit. Made a post basically saying what you did. And got blasted for it.
    eric7064
    Thank you. I made the mistake of going to Reddit. Made a post basically saying what you did. And got blasted for it.

    Reddit is good enough for info, just don't dive into the actual discussions haha.
    There is a large and faithful MLB The Show user base that actually enjoys MOM, so why does SDS continue to blow that mode off? How tough could that be to code into the game?
    Online MOM , with full management capabilities, would be really an exciting add to this great game.
    jon1960ca
    There is a large and faithful MLB The Show user base that actually enjoys MOM, so why does SDS continue to blow that mode off? How tough could that be to code into the game?
    Online MOM , with full management capabilities, would be really an exciting add to this great game.

    I don't understand why people always ask about manger only mode why OOTP exists and is 10 times the better game.
    orioles0615
    I don't understand why people always ask about manger only mode why OOTP exists and is 10 times the better game.

    And the fact you can watch the game if you want, there is absolutely zero reason to not get OOTP and play that if you’re into manager only mode, unless you do not own a PC of any kind.
    TheBleedingRed21
    And the fact you can watch the game if you want, there is absolutely zero reason to not get OOTP and play that if you’re into manager only mode, unless you do not own a PC of any kind.

    (Pretty sure there's even a decent OOTP on tablet/phone)
    But look I'm not saying peeps can't like what they like, just Manager Only Mode is a tough ask in terms of priority.
    jon1960ca
    There is a large and faithful MLB The Show user base that actually enjoys MOM, so why does SDS continue to blow that mode off? How tough could that be to code into the game?

    Hate to break it to you, gaming companies are going to offer minimal support for any sort of CPU v CPU mode in console games as it's an incredibly small and VERY niche following (though I can see it being a slight bump higher for baseball due to its history with games like strat-o-matic and so on).
    As others have said, you truly would be much better off playing OOTP to scratch that itch and use The Show when you feel like playing a game.
    jon1960ca
    There is a large and faithful MLB The Show user base that actually enjoys MOM, so why does SDS continue to blow that mode off? How tough could that be to code into the game?
    Online MOM , with full management capabilities, would be really an exciting add to this great game.

    I don't doubt the passion and loyalty of this fan base, but I think OS gives an atypical view of this particular subset of fans. I would guess a vast majority of fans who buy the MLB the Show games are there to play the games and not watch them.
    I am not knocking how anyone plays the game they use their money to pay for but with this being a very low demand thing and with the existence of OOTP, this will never even reach their priority list at SDS.
    Funkycorm
    I don't doubt the passion and loyalty of this fan base, but I think OS gives an atypical view of this particular subset of fans. I would guess a vast majority of fans who buy the MLB the Show games are there to play the games and not watch them.
    I am not knocking how anyone plays the game they use their money to pay for but with this being a very low demand thing and with the existence of OOTP, this will never even reach their priority list at SDS.

    unless they figure out how to make loot-box money off it.
    orioles0615
    I don't understand why people always ask about manger only mode why OOTP exists and is 10 times the better game.
    I'd say it's 10 times a DIFFERENT game, but not necessarily better. for what the Show is meant for, it does that better than OOTP, and for what OOTP is meant for, it does that better than the Show. it's like comparing Mike Trout to Justin Verlander, or apples to pencils.
    Caulfield
    I'd say it's 10 times a DIFFERENT game, but not necessarily better. for what the Show is meant for, it does that better than OOTP, and for what OOTP is meant for, it does that better than the Show. it's like comparing Mike Trout to Justin Verlander, or apples to pencils.

    In an ideal world we have all the OOTP Franchise management aspects integrated to the fully animated immersive 3D world of MLB20.
    A kind of "Justin Trout" two-way player !!!
    TripleCrown
    In an ideal world we have all the OOTP Franchise management aspects integrated to the fully animated immersive 3D world of MLB20.
    A kind of "Justin Trout" two-way player !!!

    This is the dream.
    Caulfield
    I'd say it's 10 times a DIFFERENT game, but not necessarily better. for what the Show is meant for, it does that better than OOTP, and for what OOTP is meant for, it does that better than the Show. it's like comparing Mike Trout to Justin Verlander, or apples to pencils.

    The guy literally asked about manager only mode. That’s why he brought up OOTP. So yeah, OOTP is light years better for that.
    TheBleedingRed21
    The guy literally asked about manager only mode. That’s why he brought up OOTP. So yeah, OOTP is light years better for that.
    mea culpa
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    tugboat0278
    I don't know too much about custom leagues can't wait till Thursday. but I sure hope it's similar to online franchise so we can get these online leads back to running.

    skipped out on The Show the last few years since there was no online leagues.....I hope to God it's back.

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