EA Sports, whose beloved MVP Baseball series went into exile when 2K Sports won an exclusive contract back in 2005, is working on a Major League Baseball-licensed property, according to ESPN's Jon Robinson. Before you get all giddy, a close reading of contracts leaves the impression this will be another Facebook game.
Robinson points out that the exclusive deal between 2K and MLB covers "simulation, arcade and manager-style games," on consoles, the PC and handhelds (as a third-party publisher. Sony's MLB The Show is allowed, as it is made by the console maker itself). It doesn't say squat about online games playable through a web browser, which is how Sega's MLB Manager Online, which launched this month, does bidness as a free-to-play online strategy sim (and also Quick Hit Football, licensed by the NFL despite its all-platform exclusive with Madden NFL).