Sega is expanding its "Manager" series beyond Football Manager
, with the free-to-play MLB Manager Online
. Launching in March alongside the beginning of the baseball season, in the US, Canada, Japan, and South Korea. MLB Manager
allows players to create teams from over 900 (not over 9000) real Major Leaguers, check their stats, and trade them with other managers. It's a different kind of sports game, one in which you handle all the "telling people to play baseball" and leave the "playing baseball" bit to the experts.
Prospective managers have the chance to build their teams in advance of the March release. Sega is holding a limited closed beta starting January 7, 2011. If you're interested in checking out the browser-based management sim early, you can sign up here