Quoted from the help manual.
"There are positives and negatives associated with every tendency. Users are recommended to choose the brand of baseball they most believe in and stick to it. Changing managerial settings often is not recommended as consistency fosters player development."
These two sentences have made me increasingly paranoid when it comes to Managerial Settings. I feel pretty comfortable with my understanding of the individual settings listed on that page. Most of the categories are pretty self-explanatory and the more complicated ones have been discussed on these forums. What I have not seen discussed is the validity of the quoted statements above.
Have you noticed stunted player development when frequently changing your settings? Is there any proof to substantiate that "sticking to your brand of baseball" has any impact whatsoever on player development? I ask these questions because I see a real need to adjust some of those settings on a pretty regular basis. For example, if I have a lineup of average to above average speed/baserunning players, I may want to dial a few settings up a notch or two if my opponent is starting a catcher with a weak and/or inaccurate arm. Or I may want to do the opposite if he has an accurate cannon for an arm. If I notice that the opposition's outfield is loaded with "super arms", it may be a good idea to be a little more conservative with the baserunning aggressiveness. You get the point. People are going to tinker with their settings. But should they?
Is it possible that the only setting you should never change is your argumentative nature? Is that the specific setting that the help page was talking about? Or is it all just mumbo jumbo?
I'm tired of feeling paranoid every time I want to adjust a Managerial setting. Your insights are appreciated.