All-Star Baseball 2004 is equipped with the most comprehensive franchise mode ever seen in a baseball video game. To start, take on a pre-existing major league team or construct your own expansion team, then guide them through up to twenty seasons in an effort to become the most prolific team in MLB history. Players are given the option to be part of any and all managerial decisions that the pros make on a daily basis. Whether it be bringing up players from the minors, making trades, going through arbitration, managing the line-up, shopping players on the trading block, and even helping to turn a benchwarmer into a hall of famer. Of the multitude of features that you can find in franchise mode for All-Star Baseball 2004, these are just a few. So, for all of you who wish you could sit in the front office of your favorite club, now's your chance to see if you've got what it takes. Don't worry though, there aren't millions of angry fans that will want to string you up if you make the wrong one.
If you happen to like the moves that your favorite team is making throughout the season, All-Star Baseball 2004 makes it easy for players to follow suit. For the first time ever, Xbox and PS2 owners will have the ability to go online and download updated rosters. This enables gamers to stay up-to-date with all of the MLB trades, hires and fires.
So there's another example of the realistic experience that All-Star Baseball 2004 delivers.