Pause the game and press Up (2), Down (2), Left, Right, Left, Right.
Cheap Created Players
When you do a season create your player and don't change his stats. Sign your player for 7 years for the minimum. After he is signed put his stats up then you will have your created player for 7 years and for cheap.
Create Stadium and Advertisement
Select "Game Modes", then "Franchise". Select "Business", then choose "Stadium". You can now create your seats, ticket price, and more. You can also choose "Marketing" at the "Business" menu and go to "Promotions". From here you can make bobble heads, bat nights, ball nights, and television settings in "TV".
An easy way to hit homeruns is to go to game tuning in the options menu and turn contact and power to full and then do an exhibition or a quick game and it will be alot easier to hit homeruns.
How to get strikeouts easier
First pick a pitcher with really tricky pitches like knuckle ball and Forkball. When you are in a game use either Steve Cardwell or Tim Wakefield. Then throw the pitches in there cold spots or outside. i once got 14 strikeouts. So use this tip and pitchers to win big games
Super EASY Strikeouts
To do this just make a pitcher with a fastball and splitter. Or just use a pitcher that is already good at those pitches. In the game pause it go to options put pitch speed all the way up for you and contact and power all the way down for the computer. Then pitch fastballs on the inside part (for lefties batting pitch right and vice-versa for righties.) Do that for two strikes then since the splitter drops dramatically just start the splitter right in the middle, it will go out of the zone but the batters swing at it 99% of the time.
At the main menu go to options then game tuning when you arrive there you will see game sliders put all of player 1 and player 2 up and put computer all the way down that makes for easier gameplay.