MLB trade rumors show that Tampa Bay Rays have acquired Matt Wieters but that’s not the most surprising thing that happened. Reports show that the Major League Baseball might live stream one game per week during the upcoming season on Facebook. Facebook and the Major League Baseball are currently in talks about a free live stream coverage of MLB games.
Reuters reported that Facebook plans on dealing with owners of sports right in order to live stream their games. According to social media consultants, Facebook would go after the same audience that Twitter wants to capture. Live streaming sports games could attract more people since it is still one of the contents that people watch live.
Sports Media Consultant Lee Berke told Reuters that Facebook would aggressively go after sports content to up the competition. It made perfect sense that they finally went after name brand properties like the Major League Baseball. The partnership of Facebook and the Major League Baseball would give provide the latter more young fans.
More people, particularly the young, would have the chance to watch Major League Baseball games if the partnership goes through. Both representatives for Facebook and Major League Baseball remained silent as to the status of the spreading rumor. Although not yet confirmed, the two have already been reported to be in advanced talks already.
Facebook had already obtained the live streaming rights previously from a different sports brand. Univision Communications Inc. partnered with Facebook before in order to live stream Mexican soccer games in English. Their partnership consists of Facebook live streaming 46 matches by Mexican soccer league Liga MX this 2017.
Besides from the Mexican soccer league Liga MX, Facebook had already live streamed international basketball and table tennis matches. Although Facebook looks towards having deals with sports brands, Twitter has already established a relationship with the National Football League. Berke said that Facebook does not need to have the NFL in order to beat Facebook since it already has more audience than Twitter.
Other MLB Trade Rumors
Meanwhile, other MLB trade rumors show that the New York Mets might acquire Travis d’ Arnaud after speculations that he will end up in Queens. Andres Blanco, after being a free agent, decided to re-sign with the Philadelphia Phillies and did not entertain any other teams. Meanwhile, the Baltimore Orioles might put in a new pitcher since their current one, Zach Britton, has sustained injuries.