You're just describing something different. I'm noticing what frankum is, which is that "ratings are changing without the little green or red notification on their player page".
I don't have any pictures depicting this right now, but I will take some screenshots at the beginning of next season. But if you're not understanding the concept this is what it would look like:
on your Ithaca team for example:
He has a 48 in strength, what I've been noticing is that it will increase to 49 but no green arrow will appear. Again just an example but I will track your team to see.