I did a topic search for past posts but couldn't find exactly what I was looking for-

Can anyone help explain exactly how the medical bug works? ie what budget configuration, how many cycles it takes, so forth

2/24/2014 10:41 AM
The more you budget for medical the better it works. Simply place a player on the 60 day DL (no matter how minor the injury) and leave him there till he gets 2 free 'bumps' in the ratings he took a hit in getting injured. Once two 'updates' occur, you might as well remove the player from the DL, as the bug won't help any more after that.
2/24/2014 10:49 AM
How many cycles does it take for the 2nd bump
2/24/2014 12:39 PM
Does it have to be 20 medical or can it work for 15, 10, etc
2/24/2014 12:40 PM
I think those medical bumps happen at the same time as the rest of the ratings updates.  It obviously works the best with 20 med, but I think it still works to a lesser degree with lesser budgeted to med.
2/24/2014 1:01 PM
And, you may or may not actually get any bumps from the player at all.

Sometimes they just sit on the 6-day DL, full healthy, without any recovery or improvement, even at $20M.

There may be something to being able to predict recovery based on the type of injury, but I haven't tracked it closely enough to know for sure.
2/24/2014 3:31 PM
Elbow injuries are great for pitchers, back injuries are good for power hitters, leg injuries are good for players who need range.
2/24/2014 3:35 PM
For the most part, the categories that improve are the ones that declined in the first place, and the exceptions usually make sense as described by Mike above.  I think that some of those "exceptions" are losses of less than a full point, but that's just a guess.
2/24/2014 8:10 PM
$20M is not a prerequisite, it just makes it more likely, and probably more often. I keep $18M and get it.

Hardball Dynasty – Fantasy Baseball Sim Games - Player Profile: Raul Nunez is the latest.
2/24/2014 9:52 PM
I have gotten a small medical bug bump, usually only a point or two but rarely more, running as low as $14M medical.
2/24/2014 10:06 PM
Does this work if you have $15m in the medical budget, the guy is only injured for 7 days and you put him on the 15 day dl? Is there any benefit to putting the guy on the 15 day dl when he only needs 7 days to recover?
3/11/2014 11:13 AM
What do you guys do when a young player has an injury?

I just had a 19 year old prospect hit the DL with a 12 day injury - is is better to put him on the 7 day DL and then take normal development, or put him on the 60 day and take advantage of the injury bug?
3/11/2014 12:51 PM
7 day
3/11/2014 2:03 PM
You might get the medical bug bump, but you would be costing yourself normal development bumps in doing so.
3/11/2014 2:04 PM
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