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So you want to start a franchise in Sonyís MLB 14:The Show, but you not quite sure how? Well, it can be a daunting task to take over the control of a Major League team, not only on the field, but off the field as well. For those that are new to the experience, but have an interest, we are going to give some very basic tips to help get you started off on the right foot.

The obvious starting point is picking a team, whether that be your favorite team you follow, or a team that just seems interesting. Certain teams will be easier to use because of their Major League talent. Other teams, say the Cubs or Astros, not so much. Even though the Cubs and Astros currently field a less then competitive team in the Majors, both of their farm systems are loaded, and that could pay major dividends for the person who is looking to spend some serious time within a franchise. You can also choose to develop a teamís young players, or use them as part of a trade package, in hopes of securing some already proven talent. There are many ways to approach a franchise, but understand this, each style or philosophy has both positive and negative connotations.

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# 1 asu666 @ 05/19/14 02:51 PM
I miss MLB 12: The Show's ownership options in Franchise mode. Sony streamlined MLB 13 and/or 14: The Show, which I suppose is better for casual players; however, I miss the depth of the old Franchise mode. The article is a nice guide for bringing new players into the game though.
 
# 2 Benz87 @ 05/19/14 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by asu666
I miss MLB 12: The Show's ownership options in Franchise mode. Sony streamlined MLB 13 and/or 14: The Show, which I suppose is better for casual players; however, I miss the depth of the old Franchise mode. The article is a nice guide for bringing new players into the game though.
Agreed. The Show's franchise mode has definitely been simplified over the years compared to the financial and fan base management that used to be required. I understand the reasoning for this, but without in-depth career stat or award tracking, this mode certainly leaves much to be desired as there is not much incentive to play over several years.

Certainly a good write up though and definitely helpful if you are new comer to the franchise. I would assume there must be many newcomers due to jumping from Xbox to Playstation with a next generation of consoles.
 
# 3 underdog13 @ 05/19/14 05:18 PM
Failed to mention using OSFM. You say the Cubs and Astros have stacked farm systems but forget to mention to use OSFm or another roster to get the prospects
 
# 4 scottyo60 @ 05/19/14 07:06 PM
I've only done the OSFM roster and in a Cubs franchise . My last show as I've stated before was 10 and this still felt weird at first. People talking depth, I think we can all agree that baseball is overwhelmed with depth enough. I mean 40 man rosters, 25 total on your teams, picking who you want where etc. there's a lot that goes on.

One thing I'm not sure on is AI trade logic and placement. I got Appel in rule 5. There's a 90 percent chance that doesn't happen. Seems also the CPU has done some weird trades. I'm in 16 and I think Texeria has been traded around the league.

Out of curiosity, Benz who do you play with? I'm in 16 finally playing every game and having a blast. We are not even close to our peak yet. I've got plenty of years left in this thing
 
# 5 xCeeTee @ 05/20/14 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by asu666
I miss MLB 12: The Show's ownership options in Franchise mode. Sony streamlined MLB 13 and/or 14: The Show, which I suppose is better for casual players; however, I miss the depth of the old Franchise mode. The article is a nice guide for bringing new players into the game though.
I switched from 360 to PS4 to play MLB 14. I much prefer in-depth franchsie modes, especially with ownership options involved! NBA 2K and Madden's franchise and career modes are quite in depth, and there's a lot to do, I just wished there was either something there in the franchise mode or another game mode just to give the game a bit more playability, especially come October, I'm going to be missing baseball
 
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# 7 SVCbearcat10 @ 05/20/14 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Nwo4Life75
They need to bring the franchise that you controlled every thing,finances fixing tickets,merchandise sales,tv revenue,setting up promotions for games etc. They haven't had that in a couple years,I don't know why they stopped having that in franchise. I like it a lot! Was it because A. It wasn't very popular B. Nobody cared about or C. Was a lot of people haven't requested to bring it back? Or am I in the minority on this? They should do a franchise mode kinda like NBA 2k! I miss the home team newspapers. I don't know why they got rid of that as well. Or was it again people could care less about it? I love the rumor mill on NBA 2k!
From my understanding was that it was pointless, as in the money made/spent by setting your franchise's finances did not tie into anything (ie budgets for players or coaches). Maybe some day it will be brought back, but not until they can make your financial decisions influence your team in some ways.
 
# 8 TheBigHouse @ 05/20/14 11:21 AM
So, an embarrassing admission: I just want to play the games and not worry about the franchise/business stuff, but I mistakenly chose franchise mode instead of season mode when I started. I'm about 15 games in, can I just continue and not worry about the franchise stuff (and not have it hurt me), or should I just restart in season mode?
 
# 9 tboulder @ 05/31/14 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by TheBigHouse
So, an embarrassing admission: I just want to play the games and not worry about the franchise/business stuff, but I mistakenly chose franchise mode instead of season mode when I started. I'm about 15 games in, can I just continue and not worry about the franchise stuff (and not have it hurt me), or should I just restart in season mode?
I am currently at the end of my first season with franchise mode. I have all the management stuff set to auto including signings and free agency and draft signings. The only thing I control is lineups/rotations/trades. I also had to adjust sliders because you gotta be a brain surgeon with quick reflexes to hit decent, but besides that its fun.

My biggest complaint is stats are not in depth enough. Like mentioned above, I miss how it used to be when I could research any player even retired ones and see how many years they played and who they played for each individual year. Little things like that make a huge difference. Especially when generic faces get added once a player changes teams from the default one he's on when the game was made.
 
# 10 Jershy88 @ 07/08/14 06:55 PM
Thank you thank you thank you! I am a longtime Madden franchise guy, but I have never played a baseball franchise. I really appreciate your efforts!
 
# 11 Stiltner30 @ 09/03/14 09:29 AM
Yea I just now got the new show14 don't like the franchise player stats and acheivments they had..threats why I play the game...so is 12 or. 13 the last game that had all that stuff ? I just converted from 2k baseball games an I liked there franchise player stats and awards....any help?
 

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