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Old 03-07-2014, 12:44 PM   #1
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Smile Spring Training Roster -> Finally.

Just FYI - I just completed development of the option to set a Spring Training roster size... that means, that you are no longer restricted to players from the 40-man roster to participate in Spring Training. Together with the option to sign free agents to minor league contracts which include a major league option, it basically means you can have non-roster invitees in OOTP 15, too.

Oh, and you can now specify the length of Spring Training as well (1 - 6 weeks).

OK, I think I deserve a beer tonight.

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LOL some people will be peeing themselves with excitement.

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OK, I think I deserve a beer tonight.

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Awesome news Markus, thanks as always.

Enjoy those beers.
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Now if only the 3D graphics work didn't keep Markus from improving the core gameplay!

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Awesome news! This ones been on my wishlist for years. Someone buy that man a beer!
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Awesome news! This ones been on my wishlist for years. Someone buy that man a beer!
I would buy him a case!
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AWESOME!!

Markus - if you add a non-40 man roster Minor Leaguer to your ST roster and option him down say midway thru ST, does that count as an option?
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OK, I think I deserve a beer tonight.

Uh, yeah you do!

What exactly will you be drinking? I know they take their beer seriously in your neck of the woods.
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Do the AI teams use this too?
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AWESOME!!

Markus - if you add a non-40 man roster Minor Leaguer to your ST roster and option him down say midway thru ST, does that count as an option?
It shouldn't. If it does, it'll be a problem.
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This is the best addition announced for 15 thus far.
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Oh, and you can now specify the length of Spring Training as well (1 - 6 weeks).
Hmmm, that sounds suspiciously like a suggestion I've made in the past...

By the way, will the number of games played in the spring training schedule be customizable in some way? With different length of spring training period presumably the number of games should scale with the length. (That's how I proposed it, at any rate.)
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Markus - if you add a non-40 man roster Minor Leaguer to your ST roster and option him down say midway thru ST, does that count as an option?
A player cannot be "optioned" to the minors unless he is on your 40-man roster and has option years remaining. A non-40-man roster player, in real life, is simply re-assigned from the major league spring training camp to the minor league spring training camp.
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Do the AI teams use this too?
Of course... it even cuts down the roster as spring training progresses.
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Hmmm, that sounds suspiciously like a suggestion I've made in the past...

By the way, will the number of games played in the spring training schedule be customizable in some way? With different length of spring training period presumably the number of games should scale with the length. (That's how I proposed it, at any rate.)
Not directly, it schedules 6 games per week, and in my tests that works well...
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A player cannot be "optioned" to the minors unless he is on your 40-man roster and has option years remaining. A non-40-man roster player, in real life, is simply re-assigned from the major league spring training camp to the minor league spring training camp.
Exactly
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Uh, yeah you do!

What exactly will you be drinking? I know they take their beer seriously in your neck of the woods.
Actually, I opted for a bottle of red wine. A Spanish wine from the Rioja region, very nice
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Not directly, it schedules 6 games per week, and in my tests that works well...
Close enough for now.

But for next year, how about dedicated spring training schedule files? They can pretty much use the same format as the regular season schedule files do (with the exception of adding a location parameter, so that way games can be assigned to parks in Florida or Arizona or wherever the user wishes).
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