While EA Sports still has at least one more year to wait through before being able to bring back MVP Baseball to the consoles the company is reportedly working on a MLB licensed Facebook game. That would add to the company’s current offerings on the social platform which includes Madden NFL Superstars, FIFA Superstars, and PGA Tour Golf Challenge. Though no launch time frame is stated in the article it would seem to reason that a targeted live date would be opening day of the regular season or at least within the next couple months.
SEGA recently launched MLB Manager Online which would on the surface squeeze the market of what EA is about to enter into. Similar in structure it too is a licensed product that is free-to-play and supported by microtransactions. That game got out there first and has been well received. Facebook’s user base however makes the potential there practically limitless, even as those EA games are more simplified forms of team building/card collecting.