So I was playing Baseball Mogul 2012, I took over the Mets. It actually went worse then my time as GM of the Islanders with EHM. In my 2nd season I managed to bankrupt the team losing 30 million dollars. I also lost about half the roster because you can’t sign someone when your in the red. So basically for another 3 seasons I was the worst team in the league. Until a bunch of my draftees made the big team, then I was merely a .500 team. Almost. The Mogul rating system currently has me at a 30.0 rating, 10 points behind the Ty Cobb led Tigers.
In my first season I went 87-75, good enough for 3rd in the NL East. Since then? 55-107, 56-106, 74-88 and 79-83. That puts me at an all time 351-459, -100 losses in only 5 seasons. I am as epic a general manager when it comes to baseball as it does hockey apparently. At least the last time I played Baseball Mogul and started out awful, I eventually won the World Series back to back to back to back. Then 20 years of being an also run again.
I really should stop making fun of Milbury, because he appears to be better at this then I am. Not going to happen, but I’ll at least admit as much. I won’t put a 40 year old Beezer in net and claim the team is going to make the playoffs. With Torgo’s sim league coming up, I’ll probably win that and everyone will claim I’ve been sandbagging with these posts. I swear I’m not, it just seems like I’m having awful luck with them lately.
Part of the problem is that Baseball Mogul is made more for you to manage the game, at bat to at bat. But that way bores the hell out of me. I’d rather sit down and sim a whole season in one go. Otherwise I’d maybe get through 3-5 games at most in managerial mode. I mean as long as I’m going to manage the at bat, I might as well play a game in which I’m the player and making the decision to swing or not, or having to catch the ball and make a play.
For those who might be interested, here are the career batting and career pitching stats of my current team. Oh yea, David Wright? He’s in the minors while making 10 million and has a No Trade Clause… Life sucks. For those of you who like stats, maybe you can tell me what I appear to be doing wrong.