You can be up 3 to 1 in the ALCS for example and even though you are ahead by 7 to 1 in the 6th inning, you can be sure the other team will score 3 and 4 runs in the next few innings. This has happened to me with player after player, year after year. My players have never won the WS until they are over 36. You can concentrate really hard and hit a three run shot giving you the lead ... but what does it matter if the system is automatically programmed to have it disintegrate where C70 players with no power suddenly hit home runs? I was hitting .456 with 10 home runs and 32 RBIs ... my 3rd ranked (overall) team still lost to the 19th ranked team.
This has happened to me over and over and I started looking at the decisions made by Manager (computer). Today I noticed that a D61 reliever -- D freaking 61 -- was put in instead of several on the bench who were 82 plus. The same things happen with the rotation -- important games are started by improbable choices. Another issue is errors. My players at their primes have 99 ratings in every category except bunting (I save those points for later). Yet in critical games easy throws to second base (which I've done thousands of times in games and practice) are suddenly offline and result in errors and runs.
It's getting really old. You spend a lot of time building the player through practice and game play. I research what look like good teams to go to (a strong rotation and good hitters) ... but as soon as you sign, they trade most of the pitchers away. I thought okay, I will experiment by signing for less so rather than taking the $31 million offered, I've gone anywhere from $18 to $25 million. It makes no difference -- either the good hitters or pitchers are gone.
My point in posting this? I hope they are going to fix it for 17. It shouldn't be easy to win the WS -- it also shouldn't be nearly impossible. And what is even more annoying is that if you sim through the playoffs, YOU WIN. But if you actually play, hit well and make no errors, you LOSE. Bizarre.