I'm still new to this, but as I look around my world more and more, I can see why tanking would work - and I didn't want to believe that it should.
Seems to me that the achilles heel of this sim might be the absolute predictability of the players. We are told as owners to invest in scouting, and training, and coaching. Yet every single major award winner - ROY, Cy, MVP - in my world's history appears to have been either a first round-pick (in the top 12 with few exceptions) or a stud IFA.
Now I know things may be different elsewhere, but I'm now led to wonder if there is no chance at all in this game for the emergence of an Albert Pujols, a Brady Anderson, or god help us, a Jose Bautista.