If you're a fan of the Baseball Mogul series, you might be wondering why, after 17 years, I chose this year to fully rewrite the simulation engine.
Well, first, some history:
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Pythagoras of Samos, mathematician and philosopher, died about 2500 years ago. Nevertheless, his name is familiar to baseball fans. The "Pythagorean Expectation", invented by Bill James in the 1980s, predicts a team's winning percentage from runs scored and runs allowed. Despite the intimidating name, Pythagorean win expectations can now be found on mainstream sites like ESPN and MLB.com.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
We have just released Version 15.07 of Baseball Mogul 2013. This is an update to Version 15.00 (which was launched on April 3rd). Simply put, if you were waiting to make sure the bugs were worked out of the initial release, this is the version to buy:
- Fixes a crash bug that was occurring when viewing Scouting Reports for certain players.
- Fixes a bug where a called strike sometimes didn't count on hit-and-run (or run-and-hit) plays.
- Fixes calculation of season and career WAR ("Wins Above Replacement").
- Includes year-by-year lefty-righty stats for every player going back to 1950 (alas, Retrosheet doesn't have complete data before that).
- Improves manager AI and pitcher usage patterns.