MLB 11: The Show Franchise Sim Results

Posted March 5th, 2011 at 11:10 am

The AI logic and sim engine in a Franchise mode are always heavily scrutinized and for good reason. Poor output by either can completely sour the experience and damage the value of the title. Even just one completely unrealistic trade can ruin the immersive nature of the mode.

I’ve gone through and simulated a full season in MLB 11: The Show. Keeping in mind that just one simulation is not necessarily representative of all that will be done, here are all the happenings that took place and how things shook out for the league.

Notable Trades
Made in the month leading up to the deadline
*Didn’t notice huge names moved during season

Giants traded Miguel Tejada to Tigers for Donaldo Santana and Ramon Santiago
Rangers traded Adrian Beltre to Phillies for Andres Lugo
Nationals send Ivan Rodriguez to Dodgers for Antoine Mottola, Rod Barajas, Samuel DeJesus
Angels send Nick Blackburn and Carl Pavano to Twins for D Herman, D Espinosa, E Machado
Marlins send Burke Badenhop and Anibal Sanchez to Angels for Hank Conger, Wilton Cortez
Cubs send Alfonso Soriano to White Sox for Jorge Ramos, Stephen McCauley, Zachary Ratto
As traded Ben Zobrist to Rays for Carmen Chacin, David DeJesus, and Graham Maine
Mets traded Luis Castillo to Cardinals for Rodney Fielder
Nationals traded Livan Hernadez and Geronimo Ramirez to Rockies for Richard Andrews
Braves traded Derek Lowe to Tigers for Jackie Skattum

All-Star Game Starting Lineups

Final Standings

Stats Leaders

NL MVP: Ubaldo Jimenez
AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera

NL Cy Young: Ubaldo Jimenez
AL Cy Young: Phil Hughes (Twins)

NL Silver Slugger: Hanley Ramirez
AL Silver Slugger: John Jaso

NL Rookie of the Year: Freddie Freeman
AL Rookie of the Year: Mark Rogers

NL Rolaids Relief: Ryan Franklin
AL Rolaids Relief: Mariano Rivera