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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.

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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.

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E.  Exhibition
----------------------

his is your basic mode of gameplay. Set up a single game with your own
options.

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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.

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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


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E.  Fielding Ball
----------------------

left analog stick  --> Move Player
L1                 --> Turbo Burst
R1                 --> Jump / Dive
R2                 --> Slect Player
Start              --> Pause Game


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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
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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
------------------------------------------------------------------

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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