MLB The Show 17 will be impacted by a few changes with new CBA

Posted December 6th, 2016 at 10:00 am

MLB The Show 17

It’s only December and yet MLB The Show 17 has already revealed Ken Griffey Jr. as the cover star and a new Retro Mode that will celebrate the time in which he last fronted baseball video games around 20 years ago. Outside of those official announcements however there’s a few changes that will be implemented based on the new collective bargaining agreement that will be in place for the start of the coming season.

The changes from the deal that was just struck won’t have any effect on¬†gameplay however they will play some role in the Franchise and Career modes. The two biggest ones are 10-Day Disabled Lists (changing from 15) and home field advantage in the World Series being determined by record rather than the All-Star Game result. Others are primarily financial-based and probably won’t play much¬†of a role within The Show’s modes. Ideas that didn’t make the cut in this CBA included an International Draft and expansion of the roster from 25 to 26 players.