Today's update includes a revamped coach hiring process. Prior to the main coach negotiations timeframe, there is now a period to rehire your previous coaching staff quickly and easily. The main coach negotiations period is then used to fill your remaining spots and negotiate with those coaches that wanted to test the market. This change should dramatically reduce the amount of time needed to hire a coaching staff.
In addition, we now list the number of interested franchises on the Coach Hiring page so you can avoid negotiation battles.
Also, you will now receive correspondence when a coach you had been negotiating with accepts a position with another franchise.
Finally, the AI used to auto-fill open coaching staff jobs at the end of the coach negotiation cycle has changed. It will no longer brutally penalize you for leaving a spot open. It will now look to fill the open spot with a much more suitable coach.
The salary demands of your previous coaching staff is now listed on the Set Budget page at the beginning of the season so you have a better idea of how much your staff will cost.
A couple bugs have also been corrected in the Player Records. For those worlds where records have already been generated, this info will correct itself when the next season begins.
An engine bug was corrected that was automatically removing a starting pitcher with a Very Impatience call bullpen setting at the beginning of the 5th inning regardless of performance.
An engine bug was corrected that was allowing relief pitchers to pinch-hit and then be removed from the game without throwing a pitch.
We corrected a bug where players needing assignment were not listed on the View Rosters page.
We hope everyone enjoys the coach hiring improvement.