You guys have to get EA Sports new Game MVP baseball 2003.
I get advanced copy and it's AMAZING.
The franchise mode is great. Trades, draft, development of players, momentum meter for the season, impact games that affect players stamina more than others (Example Reds vs Cardinals get's your players to play a little better, but wear down more than playing the Expos.
There are a ton of other things. EA has had crap with Triple Play for three years because they have been developing this game. This game is the best I have ever played.