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DEL Time: 01:39
Request For: Pro Baseball
Request Title: Retirement update
The current retirement algorithm doesn't realistically factor performance, contract value and age fully into the odds of retirement.
Suggestion wold be to adjust the 'luck' factlr to address 34-38 yr old players with large annual or cumulative contracts along with their ranking to avoid star players from retirement with money on the table.
For example I had these two guys retire in EPBL and they should have played several seasons more yet. Realistically no player would retire at the level of play they still had barring a career ending injury.
A.Hernandez P 35 2 10 0 3 3 3 8 9 24 R R 59 0 -- A A
S.Mckinney P 34 10 10 0 1 3 2 7 9 24 S L 40 40 -- A A
S.Mckinney P 6.69 2
A.Hernandez P 12.00 6

Submitted Dec 30 07:35:14 2018 by John Henry
Coaches In Favor of Change: John Henry, Johnny Gunn, Steve Handley
Coaches Opposed to Change: none

Category: Enhancement
Status: Rejected (last updated Dec 30 11:07:44 2018 )
Priority: Rejected
Admin Notes
The system used to work as described in this request. The problem is that DEL players don't carry out retirement planning - that is, they don't decide at age 33 that they want to play only three more years and thus only sign a three year contract. Instead, the 33 year old will sign a ten year contract because that is what the team offers, only to retire after three seasons. We also had issues with coaches trying to "game" the retirement algorithm via contract offers, when retirement is the player's choice (in the case of stars).
Additionally, reality is that stars retire while their skills are objectively superior to marginal players' primes. Retirement occurs because (a) they are ready to move on in life and/or (b) they aren't playing at the level they are used to.

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