I ran a 20 year sim after importing my online league file under OOTPB 2006’s patch number 2. League averages and ERA are way too high. The same trends I saw before the new patch still are present in the new patch. Averages start low and then balloon after six or seven seasons. There was at least one team that had a .313 team batting average one season. League ERAs above 5.00 were the norm for 12 seasons in the AL.
One of my online owners suggested that we try checking the adjust to historical averages box and see if that doesn’t keep the league average and ERA in line, but I am assuming that left unchecked, the game should produce modern day results. We may have no choice other than to manipulate the settings to get more realistic statistics.