It appears that Season Mode didn’t make the cut in this year’s game, joining online franchise as cuts for MLB The Show this year.
As initially detailed by OS’er My993C2 in the forums, it appears Season Mode isn’t in this year’s game:
Victor from Sony responded and confirmed the news:
The lack of a season mode hasn’t gone over well with OS’ers (see the comments) and it is a bummer for sure. This is sadly part of the growing trend of sacrificing development resources from traditional single player experiences and putting those into other areas that are more profitable (read: card type of modes). It feels unfortunate in many ways, but it is an understandable path for Publishers to want their titles to take even though I personally am more of a single player person myself.
For better or worse, that’s kind of where we are in sports gaming at the present time and this is just another sign of this trend becoming further entrenched.