I am seeing people post about season mode in diamond being harder and such. My question is, are the season rewards different from tier to tier and if so what are the differences?Thanks to @JEDDDOGGY
For you diamond guys trying to win season mode -
1. Fill your 3 sub spots with 1-star players.
2. Fill your starting rotation with 1-star players EXCEPT your ace.
3. Use a wrap and throw your ace EVERY GAME.
I'm 48-28 right now and was 2-14 before I started doing this, which means I'm 46-14 since employing this strategy.
If I don't swap out my 3 subs and 2 thru 5 in my starting rotation, the other team's pitchers are rated between 425 and 525. Since I started swapping them, the other team's pitchers are rated between 275 and 375 with the highest I've seen so far being Verlander at around 425 (who would be around 525 otherwise like you see Sale in the screenshot above). It also drops the other team's overall team strength by about 20-25k.
First, congrats on not being the 1st person to ask this question.
This game doesn't like giving out pennants in the 1000+ range. It also seems to hate losing gold-level season games (with exceptions).
Oh, and nerfing down the "Eff You" playoff mentality the AI has. That'd be nice too.
I'm waiting for team boost this evening, then I'm going for my perfect 122-0 season. Championship round vs. the Red Sox, 116-0 regular season, 2-0 series wins over the Brewers and Yankees. 50 evo, 10k pxp and 5k pennants is pretty nice...
If needed, I'd imagine you could also throw in a 1 star reliever in both LONG/RP2 spots as well.
I'm not even saving the 1 star guys either. I just don't open my late round draft picks from WoH (I usually have hundreds because I'm to lazy to open them normally). I just waited until the final season game, opened until I had 3 position/4 SP's rated 1 star, locked them, played the playoffs, scrapped them. Will rinse/repeat in 10-14 days or whatever the season takes.
Jedddoggy rules. I remember retirepujols advising something similar to this about matching up in bonus games by putting "3 donkeys" in the sub spots but never thought about applying to season mode.