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    ESPN Major League Baseball 2004 (PS2)
    Transaction Guide
    Version 0.2
    Contact: j072101k@rock.com
    Original FAQ:  May 23, 2004
    Last Updated:  June 5, 2004
    
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    			Table of Contents
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    1.  Introduction
    2.  Update History
    3.  New Additions in ESPN Baseball 2K4
    4.  Game Modes
    5.  Controller Configuration
    6.  Name Changes
    7.  Roster Changes
    8.  Hints & Tips
    9.  Legal Information
    
    
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    1: Intro
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Welcome to the ESPN Baseball FAQ/GUIDE/ROSTER Changes.  You can find
    basically the most upto date roster changes since the game has come out.
    I am going to update this as much as possible and hopefully this can
    help you to Victory.  Enjoy and Good Luck.
    
    
    This guide is for the players who like to have accurate rosters, but don't
     have a sharkport or online setup. Basically, all the transactions from
    the time period of the games final roster release up until today are
    included. The transaction list includes only players that are on the
    Original ESPN MLB 2K4.
    
    
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    2: Updated History
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    6/5/04 - I have just finished updated Roster names and Changes, so please fill
    free to update your rosters as needed.  If any comments, please post on message
    board.  All Rosters that were updated on this date are marked with  6-5.  Which
    stands for the latest updated date.
    
    
    5/23/04 - Just finished the basic Roster updates and Controller
    configuration.
    
    
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    3: New Additions in ESPN Baseball 2K4
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    ----------------------
    A.  Power Pitching
    ----------------------
    
    Take complete control of the mound with new pitchers, pitch speed,
    pitch interface, animations, momentum, and exclusive K-Zone pitch
    analysis.
    
    ----------------------
    B.  Play Online
    ----------------------
    
    Go online and download rosters, play each others, chat and more!!
    
    ----------------------
    C. ESPN Presentation
    ----------------------
    
    An all-star cast featuring Jon Miller and Karl Ravech gaves the
    players great insights of the game.
    
    ----------------------
    D.  Go Pro & 1st Person Baseball
    ----------------------
    A revolutionary first poerson mode that allows you to play through
    the eyes of any player on the field.
    
    
    ----------------------
    E.  Broken Bats & More
    ----------------------
    
    Hundreds of new, breakthrough animations such as broken bats, mound
    conferences, on deck circle, curtain calls, and player reactions.
    
    ----------------------
    F.  New GM Mode
    ----------------------
    
    Here you have to listen to the Owner who is in charge. And see
    if you can run a professional baseball club by making wise decisions.
    
    ----------------------
    G.  Clutch Gameplay
    ----------------------
    
    A new confidence meter allows you to tap into the power of your players
    for extra speed, longer throws, and more powerful swings when you need
    them most.
    
    ----------------------
    H.  Trophy Room
    ----------------------
    
    Earn a display of trophies by accomplishing in game goals and surpassing
    MLB Milestones
    
    
    
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    4: Game Modes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    This year, ESPN decided to come out with a new style of Game Modes..
    
    ----------------------
    A.  GM Career
    ----------------------
    
    This is one great mode, where you set your name, select a team, and
    become the Manager of a Franchise. You are giving goals to accomplish
     by a certain date that will determain the owners Mood.    You can
    get fired, retire, quit, or dragged away by other teams if your good
    enough to manage.
    
    ----------------------
    B.  Franchise
    ----------------------
    
    Want to make a path to greatness on a team for 20+ years, well here is
    the place to do it.
    
    ----------------------
    C.  Season
    ----------------------
    
    Here is where you play a single season through 162 games.
    
    ----------------------
    D.  Playoff
    ----------------------
    
    Here you can skip the season and go right into a playoff.  Put your
    favorite 8 teams and see who wins the World Series.
    
    ----------------------
    E.  Exhibition
    ----------------------
    
    his is your basic mode of gameplay. Set up a single game with your own
    options.
    
    ----------------------
    F.  GameCast
    ----------------------
    
    Pick to teams and watch the simulation go through each inning, while you
    can change pitchers, runners, and hitters.  And jump right into the game
    at anytime.
    
    ----------------------
    G.  Duel
    ----------------------
    
    Choose your favorite pitcher/hitter and put them against other duos and
    see who can come out with victory in this fast paced hard hitting game.
    Increase bonus or receive a penalty.
    
    ----------------------
    H.  Situation
    ----------------------
    
    Put yourself into a and major league situation you want and see if you
    can get yourself out of the trouble.
    
    
    
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    5: Controller Configuration
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    ----------------------
    A.  Menu Controls
    ----------------------
    Left analog stick  --> Move highligted
    L1                 --> Cycle back through options
    L2                 --> View Player Card
    R1                 --> Cycle forward through options
    R2                 --> Toggle Ratings
    R3                 --> Sorts players in Roster
    X                  --> Slect / Advance
    O                  --> View / Dismiss Help Overlay
    Triangle           --> Return to Previous Screen
    Square             --> Acces Game Options on Team Selected
    Start              --> Select/Advance
    
    ----------------------
    B.  Pitching
    ----------------------
    
    left analog stick   --> Aim Pitch
    directional buttons --> Align Outfield / Infield
    L1                  --> Turn head towards runner
    + O                 --> Pick off 1st Base
    + Triangle          --> Pick Off 2nd Base
    + Square            --> Pick off 3rd Base
    R2                  --> Access Quickkey Menu
    R1                  --> Select Pitch
    X                   --> Pitch, Select Pitch
    O                   --> Pitch Out, Select Pitch
    Triangle            --> Cancel Pitch, Select Pitch
    Square              --> Select Pitch
    Start               --> Pause Game
    
    ----------------------
    C.  Batting & Stealing
    ----------------------
    
    left analog stick           --> Aim Bat Cursor
    directional button (up)     --> Signal Steal 2nd
    directional button (left)   --> Signal Steal 3rd
    directional button (down)   --> Signal Steal ome
    L1                          --> Lead off All
    R1                          --> Shorten All Leads
    X                           --> Practice Swing/ Contact Swing
    X (tap)                     --> Check Swing
    O                           --> Power Swing/ Get Back All
    O (tap)                     --> Check Swing
    Triangle (hold b4 pitch)    --> Sacrifice bunt
    Triangle (hold after pitch) --> Bunt for Base Hit
    Triangle (release)          --> Check Bunt
    Square                      --> Steal All/Steal Signaled Runner
    Start                       --> Pause Game
    
    ----------------------
    D.  Base Running
    ----------------------
    
    O           --> Retreat to selected base
    Triangle    --> Hold running towards selected base
    Square      --> Advance to selected base
    L1          --> All Advance
    R1          --> All Retreat
    Start       --> Pause Game
    
    
    ----------------------
    E.  Fielding Ball
    ----------------------
    
    left analog stick  --> Move Player
    L1                 --> Turbo Burst
    R1                 --> Jump / Dive
    R2                 --> Slect Player
    Start              --> Pause Game
    
    
    ----------------------
    F.  Fielding w/ Ball
    ----------------------
    
    left analog stick  --> Moves player
    L1                 --> Turbo Burst
    L2                 --> Cutoff Man Catch
    X                  --> Throw to Home
    X (hold)           --> Cutoff Redirect to Home
    O                  --> Throw to 1st
    O (hold)           --> Cutoff Redirect to 1st
    Triangle           --> Throw to 2nd
    Trianle (hold)     --> Cutoff Redirect to 2nd
    Square             --> Throw to 3rd
    Square (hold)      --> Cutoff Redirect to 3rd
    START              -->  Pause Game
    
    
    
    
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    6: Names Changes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     I have put the name of what ESPN gave us to the Original.
    
    (EX. - Joe Young --> Barry Bonds)
    Joe Young is the fill in name for Barry Bonds in the game.  If
    any trouble please contact me at j072101k@rock.com.
    
    
    
    Free Agents
    
    Brain DeVerter  --> Shane Spencer (NYM)
    R. Bristol      --> Chuck Finley
    J. Thomas       --> Cory Lidle (CIN, 5-11 190 age-32)
    J. Salwitz      --> Kerry Ligtenberg (TOR)
    Chris Larkin    --> Donovan Osbourne  6-5  (RELEASED BY THE YANKEES)
    D. Perkinson    --> Raul Casanova  (BOS)   ---- 6-5
    
    Anaheim Angels
    
    N. Sorens      --> Brendan Donnelly
    Jeff Holton    --> Steve Green
    Ronald Johnson --> Will Nieves
    
    
    Arizona Diamondbacks
    
    
    
    Atlanta Braves
    
    B. King --> Wilson Betemit
    
    
    Baltimore Orioles
    
    E. Lambert --> Erik Bedard
    
    Boston Red Sox
    
    T. Winnegar --> Kevin Millar
    M. Luce     --> Cesar Crespo
    
    Chicago Cubs
    
    Will Freeman --> Wil Ohman
    F. Nieves    --> Francis Beltran
    
    
    Chicage White Sox
    
    Ray Wilson  --> Jon Rauch
    B. Stafford --> Brian Daubach (BOS)
    
    Cincinnati Reds
    
    R. Pollard --> Luke Hudson
    
    Cleveland Indians
    
    Tim Beggs --> Lou Merloni
    
    Colorado Rockies
    
    R. Peterson --> Jeff Tam
    
    Detroit Tigers
    
    L. Jinks --> Jamie Walker
    
    Florida Marlins
    
    M. Holler --> Matt Perisho
    
    Houston Astros
    
    John Van Halen --> John Valentin
    Brent Fillmore --> Mike Coolbaugh
    
    Kansas City Royals
    
    
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    
    J. Vian --> Olmedo Seanz
    
    Milwaukee Brewers
    
    S. Spooner --> Adrian Hernandez
    Nick Stein --> Nick Neugebauer
    
    Minnesota Twins
    
    
    New York Mets
    
    T. Tobias --> Tyler Yates
    
    
    Oakland Athletics
    
    B. Bishop      --> Frank Menechino
    J. Armenise    --> Damian Miller
    Dustin Wright  --> Lou Pote         -- 6-5
    
    Philadelphia Phillies
    
    S. San Filippo --> Bud Smith
    David Perry --> Dave Coggin
    
    Pittsburgh Pirates
    
    Chris Benedditi --> Tony Alvarez
    Keith Roban     --> Mike Johnston
    
    San Francisco Giants
    
    Joe Young --> Barry Bonds
    
    
    St. Louis Cardinals
    
    D. Gallardo --> Steve Cox (FA)
    M. Pouliot --> Rick Ankiel
    
    
    Texas Rangers
    
    T. Hurt      --> Rusty Greer
    J. Thomas    --> Jeff Zimmerman
    Daniel Lewis --> Ben Kozlowski
    
    Toronto Blue Jays
    
    M. Minahan   --> Justin Miller
    Bob DeClague --> Bob File
    
    
    
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    7:  Roster Changes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    Now onto the Changes..Its  pretty much self explanitory, but here
    is how it is set up..Under each team are players and their
    Destination of a new team.
    
    ******************NOTE******************
    
    Not all the players can fit on the Rosters due to the Roster size
    allowed in the game.  You may either release an extra person or just
    not make the moves.
    
    
    We have Ugueth Urbina on the Free Agents, but now on Detroit Tigers..
    
    Ex.
    Free Agent
    
    Ugueth Urbina --> Detroit Tigers
    
    Now here are the rest, enjoy!
    
    Free Agents
    
    Javier Valentin     --> Cin. Reds
    Ugueth Urbina       --> Detroit Tgers
    George Lombard      --> Boston Red Sox
    Ruben Mateo         --> Pittsburgh Pirates
    Orlando Hernandez   --> New York Yankees
    Andy Ashby          --> San Diego Padres
    Mark McLemore       --> Oakland Athletics
    Josias Manzanillo   --> Florida Marlins
    Ricky Bottalico     --> New York Mets
    Eric Owens          --> Detroit Tigers
    Kerry Ligtenberg    --> Toronto Blue Jays **
    Shane Spencer       --> New York Mets     **
    Cory Lidle          --> Cincinnati Reds   **
    Raul Casanova       --> Boston Red Sox    **    6-5
    Hiram Bocachica     --> Seattle Mariners        6-5
    Curtis Pride        --> Anaheim Angels          6-5
    Mike Crudale        --> Pits. Pirates           6-5
    John Mabry          --> St. Louis Cardinals     6-5
    Robert Machado      --> Baltimore Orioles       6-5
    Jose Leon           --> Baltimore Orioles       6-5
    Zach Sorensen       --> Anaheim Angels          6-5
    Scott Service       --> Arizona Diamondbacks    6-5
    Jose Leon           --> Baltimore Orioles       6-5
    Robert Machado      --> Baltimore Orioles       6-5
    
    Anaheim Angels
    
    NONE YET
    
    
    Arizona Diamondbacks
    
    Felix Jose      --> Free Agent
    John Patterson  --> Montreal Expos
    
    Atlanta Braves
    
    Jung Keun Bong  --> Cin. Reds
    Russell Branyan  --> Cleveland Indians
    Gary Matthews   --> Texas Rangers
    Andy Pratt      --> Chicago Cubs
    
    
    Baltimore Orioles
    
    NONE YET
    
    Boston Red Sox
    
    Terry Shumpert  --> Free Agent
    Tony Womack     --> STL Cardinals
    Adrian Brown    --> Kansas City Royals     6-5
    
    Chicago Cubs
    
    Juan Cruz     --> Atlanta Braves
    Felix Sanchez --> Detroit Tigers
    Jamey Wright  --> Royals
    
    
    Chicage White Sox
    
    Marvin Benard  --> Free Agent
    Brian Daubach  --> Boston Red Sox  **
    Matt Ginter    --> Mets
    Robert Person  --> Free Agent
    
    
    Cincinnati Reds
    
    Jimmy Haynes   --> Detroit Tigers
    Chris Reitsma  --> Atlanta Braves
    
    Cleveland Indians
    
    Milton Bradley   --> LA Dodgers
    Giovanni Carrara --> Free Agent
    Ricky Gutierrez  --> Free Agent        6-5
    Terry Mulholland --> Minnesota Twins
    Mark Wohlers     --> Free Agent
    Luther Hackman   --> Pits. Pirates     6-5
    
    Colorado Rockies
    
    Scott Elarton  --> Free Agent
    Cory Vance     --> Texas Rangers
    Damian Jackson --> Kansas City Royals     6-5
    Benji Gil      --> Free Agent
    
    
    Detroit Tigers
    
    Brent Abernathy --> Free Agent
    Mike DiFelice   --> Free Agents
    Cody Ross       --> LA Dodgers
    Andres Torres   --> Chicago White Sox
    Bobby Estalella --> Toronto Blue Jays     6-5
    
    Florida Marlins
    
    David Manning  --> Chicago Cubs
    Blaine Neal    --> San Diego Padres
    
    
    Houston Astros
    
    Mike Coolbaugh     --> Free Agent  **
    Jeriome Robertson  --> Cleveland Indians
    Kirk Saarloos      --> Oakland Athletics
    John Valentin      --> Free Agent  **
    
    Kansas City Royals
    
    Joe Dawley      --> Cleveland Indians
    Gookie Dawkins  --> Chicago Cubs           6-5
    
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    
    Jolbert Cabrera --> Seattle Mariners
    Steve Colyer    --> Detroit Tigers
    Chad Hermansen  --> Toronto Blue Jays
    Jason Romano    --> Cincinnati Reds
    Tanyon Sturtze  --> New York Yankees
    Bubba Trammell  --> Tampa Bay Devil Rays
    
    Milwaukee Brewers
    
    Mike Crudale   --> Free Agent
    Leo Estrella   --> Free Agent
    Wayne Franklin --> Giants
    Luis Martinez  --> STL Cardinals
    
    Minnesota Twins
    
    Sean Douglass     --> Toronto Blue Jays
    Micheal Nakamura  --> Toronto Blue Jays
    Brad Thomas       --> Boston Red Sox
    Pete Munro        --> Houston Astros         6-5
    
    Montreal Expos
    
    Randy Choate  --> Arizona Diamondbacks
    Gregg Zaun    --> Toronto Blue Jays
    
    
    New York Mets
    
    Jason Anderson --> New York Yankees       6-5
    Roger Cedeno   --> St. Louis Cardinals
    Timo Perez     --> Chicago White Sox
    
    New York Yankees
    
    Erick Almonte    --> Colorado Rockies
    Drew Henson      --> Free Agent
    Michel Hernandez --> Phillies
    Mike Lamb        -->  Houston Astros
    
    
    Oakland Athletics
    
    Chad Harville   --> Houston Astros
    Frank Menechino --> Toronto Blue Jays  **
    Lou Pote        --> Cleveland Indians  **      6-5
    
    Philadelphia Phillies
    
    Victor Alvarez  --> Free Agent
    
    Pittsburgh Pirates
    
    Joe Beimel    --> Minnesota Twins
    Raul Mondesi  --> Anaheim Angels       6-5
    Juan Acevedo  --> Free Agent           6-5
    Kevin Walker  --> San Fran. Giants     6-5
    
    San Deigo Padres
    
    Ben Howard      --> Florida Marlins
    Brian L. Hunter --> Free Agent
    Rey Ordonez     --> Chicago Cubs
    Tom Wilson      --> New York Mets
    
    San Francisco Giants
    
    NONE YET
    
    Seattle Mariners
    
    NONE YET
    
    St. Louis Cardinals
    
    Brent Butler    --> Free Agent
    Steve Cox       --> Free Agent **
    Wilson Delgado  --> New York Mets
    Allen Levrault  --> Seattle Mariners
    Kerry Robinson  --> San Diegoe Padres
    Chris Widger    --> New York Mets
    
    Tampa Bay Devil Rays
    
    Deivi Cruz     --> SF Giants
    Todd Jones     --> Cin. Reds
    Antonio Perez  --> LA Dodgers
    Fernando Tatis --> Free Agent
    Mike Williams  --> Free Agent
    Paul Abbott    --> Free Agent      6-5
    
    Texas Rangers
    
    Glendon Rusch  --> Chicago Cubs
    Jason Tyner    --> Free Agent
    
    
    Toronto Blue Jays
    
    NONE YET
    
    
    ** - Check the Name Changes Above!
    
    
    
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    8: Hints & Tips
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    -----------------------
    A. Power Pitching
    -----------------------
    
    Pitchers this year will find that after they have selected a
    pitch an empty black bar will appear.  This is the new power
    pitching bar and when you press and hold (X) to deliver the
    poitch the bar will fill with power until you release the button.
      Depending on the pitch type and amount of effort used, your ball
     flight will have enhanced speed or movement .  Power pitching
    will rapidly tire your pitchers arm, so
    use it sparingly.
    
    -----------------------
    B.  True Aim Hitting
    -----------------------
    
    This new feature allows you to move the left analog stick in the
    direction you want to swing the bat.  Unlike last years, the aim
    follows exactly where you hold the left analog stick and is
    pressure sensitive.  Optimal contact depends on your ability to
    judge how hard to move the left analog stick in the balls path,
    and when to swing.
    
    -----------------------
    C.  Using Turbo
    -----------------------
    
    When using a Turbo Burst, the yellow cursor will expand and turn
    red, but only for a few seconds.  During this time, your players
    running and throwing speed is enhanced.
    
    
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    9: Legal Information
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    For all the people that want to use my information and put it on
    their website, FAQ, or anything like that can't.  This document
    Copyright 2004 JD can not be reproduced in any way without written
    permission from it's author (JD).  If you would like to use this
    strategy guide on your website please just send me an e-mail at
    j072101k@rock.com.
    
    Copyright 2004 John DeGroat