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#565 Playoffs Q. I just had a player get injured during the playoffs. Can I adjust my roster?
  A. No, playoff roster changes can only be made in between rounds of the playoffs once the next round has been scheduled. This means you may have to play shorthanded for the remainder of a round should an injury occur during a playoff series.
#600 Playoffs Q. Does being in or winning the playoffs help improve my player's development? If so, in what areas?
  A. Playoff experience is factored into a player's development progress. It affects a player's makeup rating which, in turn, affects all ratings during player development. For the most part it is a function of playing time, but making the playoffs does give a slight boost to the makeup rating.

So, for teams that make the playoffs vs. teams that don't there may be a slight boost to development because those players now have playoff experience.
#626 Playoffs Q. Why aren't starting pitchers listed for the first game of each playoff series?
  A. The starting pitchers for the first game of each playoff series isn't listed because it's one of the few times an SP isn't locked in. We allow owners to modify their rotation before each round of the playoffs. Most of the time, you can assume it's their #1 but that's not always the case.
#628 Playoffs Q. Why am I playing my next playoff game on the road even though I should have homefield advantage?
  A. The second round of the playoffs is best 3 out of 5 where the team with the higher seed receives home field advantage in games 3-5. Since there is no travel fatigue or home field advantage, the fact they play the first two games on the road does not matter.
#629 Playoffs Q. Player A is on my ML roster, why can't I see him during the playoffs?
  A. Player's are not automatically added to the playoff roster. You must add the player to your playoff roster in order to use them in playoff games. Keep in mind that roster moves during the playoffs can only be made in between rounds.
#764 Playoffs Q. What happens when teams tie for a playoff spot?
  A. A tiebreaker system is used if two or more teams tie for a playoff berth. Head-to-head record is used first, then division record, then run differential, then last season's record and finally a coin flip.
#843 Playoffs Q. Do player's recover fatigue during "Placeholder Days"?
  A. Players only recover rest during off days, not placeholder days. They do, however, gain one day of injury recovery.

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