Q: Why does my star player retire in the middle of his career?
Baseball Mogul has an artificial intelligence algorithm that it continually runs for each player, to determine if that player decides to retire. The player might retire at the end of a season, after an injury, or even in the middle of a season.
This is modelled on real life, which means that sometimes it makes logical sense (like a 40-year-old retiring after he reaches 300 wins) and sometimes it doesn't (like the real-life prospect who recently retired to pursue a religious calling).
Because this randomness can be frustrating, Baseball Mogul 2011 has a new feature that lets you "un-retire" any player:
1) Choose 'Sortable Stats' from the Players Menu.
2) Select 'Retired Players' in the team list in the upper left.
3) Find the player you'd like to unretire, and double-click to open the Scouting Report.
4) On the player's Scouting Report, click the 'Unretire' button at the bottom of the screen.