Here is my take on this. Some of us rail at a "lack of realism," but I contend that maximizing what you buy is as American, and as realistic to our way of life as it can be. We want to analyze this mathematical model that the SIM provides, and we want it to be predictable, reliably so, but that isn't realistic. Some of the best stories are guys who limped off the bench and hit a HR. Kirk Gibson, Mickey Mantle, how about Curt Schilling and the bloody sock? Was Koufax and his arthritic arm ever at 100%? To me, the unpredictability of the fatigue model is one of the things that make the game fun. I wish I was as clever as the guys who fully exploit it. This is a game, and people are going to find ways to game the game, no matter what code is written, because that is what we do. They close one back door, and we find another.