Summary: This is a great game for those who want to exercise their managerial skills. Although I don't play it my husband says that one thing the would like to have seen is more opportunities to personalize.
Summary: Let me start out by saying that this game is not bad by any means. The reason for the two one rankings is that gameplay and graphics are virtually non-existent. Any gamer that is looking for a simple fun and relaxing sports game should definitely look elsewhere, like what's recommended below. To enjoy this game you have to be willing to invest long periods of time in it. This game requires a lot of strategy and judgement rather than pure skill and luck.
Summary: this game has all the potential to be great as a GM / manager simulator. not everyone loves to actually play the games, I wish all sports games had a manager/coach mode. at least give us the option... but the companies could include these modes in the real games like 2k9 etc but they would rather sell 2 games instead of 1 = more $$. anyway back to the game, everything in the game seems pretty realistic.
Summary: For the first Baseball simulation, it's not too bad. Reading some of the other reviews, mainly about the free agent negotiating, they nailed it! It can get pretty frustrating, not knowing when the player you're going after gives you no feedback about the contract offer. Then bam! He signs with another team. The menus could definitely be done better, and they could immerse you better in the actual league, which would make the game more enjoyable.
Summary: MLB Front Office Manager is exactly what the title says. You play only as the GM not as the team. If you know a lot about baseball then this is a good game. There are features such as the draft, waiver deals, free agent signing and much more. You get the chose to either manage the game, where you just say to swing, or to just sim the whole season. The graphics of the game is not really good. All of the players basically look the same when you are managing the game.
Summary: First let me say that this game is just a few problems away from being great. However, there are some problems that really do hold this game down. You start off creating your GM and selecting a team, and the season picks up immediately after the 2008 World Series. The fact that you control every facet of your organization is very cool, and signing players in free agency along with trades and the draft is a blast.
Summary: First of all for those complaining you cant actually play the game on the field. Didn't you read the title of the game Front office manager doesn't exactly scream out to me on the field play does it. It sounds more like a gm game. Which is exactly what it is. The game has its flaws such as some of the signing aspects are a little glitchy but over all it lives up to what it was intended to be a fun game for people who want to do more then just the on the field stuff.
Summary: For people who are giving this bad reviews, they obviously didn't understand what this game is. This is NOT a game where you play the games. It's a FRONT OFFICE MANAGER. You are the GM. You control all aspects of the roster, at all levels, MLB, and MiLB. In depth contract negotiations, a hard trading system, 40 man rosters, September call-ups, Japan bidding, waivers, and the Rule 5 Draft are all included. This is not for people who want to play the actual game.