Those who enjoyed Season Mode in the past

The irony in the loss of Season Mode is that such an emphasis for the series has been put on providing the ability for games to be played faster in the past few years. Season Mode allowed for both the length of the season and the number of innings per game to be reduced while Franchise Mode does not. Contrary to what the name suggests, Season Mode was also not limited to just a single season. Instead, it was a simplified way to control a team over many years that eliminated most of the minutiae of running a franchise.

Those who enjoyed Season Mode in the past, planned to carry over their saves from "MLB 17," prefer avoiding the simulation of significant portions of the season, or simply find Franchise Mode to be too heavy or intimidating will unfortunately now have no alternative but to adapt … stubs .