It has a franchise mode which is really good and you can play in 'manager' mode if you don't want to deal with concessions and stuff like that.
But the 'Road to the Show' mode is what really shines. You can play as one player through whole seasons. You can even start as a minor leaguer if you want to. You get really attached to the players. And it's very cleverly done so you can play through seasons quickly ( you only see the plays that your player is involved in)
the opening day roster is going otbe amazing. if colby makes the team i will probably start my season over. otherwise, i'll just keep using my created baby birds.
so far i'm 5-1. i have carp and mulder in AAA, as if they were injured. ankiel is a beast in the game, and dunc and ryan rock as well. just like real life, kennedy sucks and i've already benched him for izturis.