Late last year, Strat-O-Matic announced that we will be producing two distinct card sets
for the 2020 MLB season - a Traditional
set based on the actual results of the 2020 60-game season, and an Imagined
set based on a combination of the actual results and projections, as our simulation of what a full 162-game season would have looked like. Both sets will be available for play in Strat-O-Matic Baseball 365!
All starting pitchers will need at least 4 days of rest between starts
in Strat-O-Matic 365 leagues using modern single-season player sets, beginning with the 2020 season. Some pitchers will continue to receive 4-day starter asterisks from Strat-O-Matic, but they will be meaningless in the context of Strat-O-Matic 365 (exception: if these pitchers appear in ATG). This rule was initially designed to make today's pitchers compatible with older eras of baseball, but it does not make sense for self-contained modern seasons. The playoff schedule will be updated to include more rest days as a result of this change.