FOX Sports

FOX – Saturday primetime during the summer and late September
FS1 – Weekly national and/or local co-existing games
Joe Buck, John Smoltz & Ken Rosenthal return as lead team of MLB on FOX
Postseason – American League Postseason games on FS1 & FOX in October; 2017 World Series air Exclusively on FOX in October
Coverage of 2017 All-Star Game in Miami on July 11th
MLB Whiparound – Nightly MLB Studio show airing on FS1
New additions to broadcast include Alex Rodriguez, A.J. Pierzynski, Nick Swisher

Broadcasters – Joe Buck, John Smoltz
Select Games – Kenny Albert, Thom Brennaman, Matt Vasgersian, Aaron Goldsmith, Joe Davis, C.J. Nitkowski, A.J. Pierzynski, Tom Verducci, Eric Karros, others
Whiparound/Pregame Studio – Kevin Burkhardt, Chris Myers, Mike Hill; Frank Thomas, Pete Rose, Alex Rodriguez, Nick Swisher, Mark Sweeney, Dontrelle Willis, Eric Karros
Reporters/Insiders – Ken Rosenthal, Jon Paul Morosi

MLB on FS1/FOX Early Schedule
Wednesday, April 5 – Yankees at Rays FS1 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 8 – Yankees at Orioles FS1 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 15th – Tigers at Indians FS1 4 p.m.; Padres at Braves, FS1 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 22nd – Nationals at Mets FS1 4 p.m.; Cardinals at Brewers, FS1 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 29th – Cubs at Red Sox FS1 4 p.m.; Angels at Rangers FS1 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 6 – Indians at Royals, FS1 4 p.m.; Yankees at Cubs, FOX 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 9 – Yankees at Reds, FS1 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 13th – Cubs at Cardinals, FS1 4 p.m.

Baseball Night in America, Saturdays, FOX 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 20 – Rangers at Tigers; Angeles at Mets; Giants at Cardinals
Saturday, May 27 – Orioles at Astros; Cubs at Dodgers; Mets at Pirates
Saturday, June 3 – Red Sox at Orioles; Astros at Rangers; Pirates at Mets
Saturday, June 10 – Tigers at Red Sox; White Sox at Indians; Orioles at Yankees
Saturday, June 17 – Royals at Angels; Red Sox at Astros; Cubs at Pirates (8:15p.m.)
Saturday, June 24 – Angles at Red Sox; Pirates at Cardinals; Mets at Giants
Saturday, July 1 – Indians at Tigers; Yankees at Astros; Nationals at Cardinals
Saturday, July 8 – Tigers at Indians; Pirates at Cubs; Royals at Dodgers

ESPN

Weekly nationally televised games, three nights a week including exclusive Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN and ESPN Radio
Baseball Tonight- 29th year of show airs nightly on ESPN and ESPN2 hosted by Karl Ravech
Dan Shulman, Aaron Boone, Jessica Mendoza and Buster Olney return as SNB team
National broadcasts on Opening Day & national holidays, including Memorial, Independence, & Labor Day
Coverage of 2017 Home Run Derby in Miami on July 11th
Postseason – American League Wild Card Game on TV; Entire MLB Postseason on ESPN Radio
New additions to broadcast include Mark Teixeira and Doug Ross

Sunday Night Baseball – Dan Shulman, Aaron Boone, Jessica Mendoza, Buster Olney
Monday Night Baseball – TBA
Wednesday Night Baseball – Jon Sciambi, Rick Sutcliffe, Doug Glanville
SNB on ESPN Radio – Sciambi, Chris Singleton
Baseball Tonight Talent – Karl Ravech, Jay Crawford, Adnan Virk, Dallas Braden, Raul Ibanez, Tim Kurkjian, Mark Teixeira, David Ross, Eduardo Perez, others
MLB Insiders – Pedro Gomez, Jayson Stark, Tim Kurkjian, Buster Olney

Opening Week
Sunday, April 2
Yankees at Rays, ESPN 1 p.m.
Giants at Diamondbacks , ESPN2 4 p.m.
Cubs at Cardinals, ESPN 8:30 p.m.

Monday, April 3
Braves at Mets, ESPN 1 p.m.
Padres at Dodgers, ESPN 4 p.m.
Indians at Rangers, ESPN 7 p.m.
Angels at Athletics, ESPN2 10 p.m.

Sunday Night Baseball Schedule, ESPN, 8 p.m.
April 2 – Cubs at Cardinals
April 9 – Marlins at Mets
April 16 – Cardinals at Yankees
April 23 – Nationals at Mets
April 30 – Cubs at Red Sox
May 7 – Yankees at Cubs
May 14 – Astros at Yankees, 7:30 p.m.
May 21 – Rangers at Tigers
May 28 – Mets at Pirates
June 04 – Cardinals at Cubs, 7:30 p.m.

Turner Sports

TBS will air 13 Sunday afternoons in July through regular season (limited local blackouts)
Postseason – Exclusive coverage of the entire National League Postseason
Talent – Ernie Johnson, Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, Cal Ripken, Dennis Eckersley, Sam Ryan
Postseason Studio Talent – Casey Stern, Pedro Martinez, Gary Sheffield; others TBA
Sunday MLB on TBS Schedule to be announced in the summer

MLB Network

MLB Network air 24-hour coverage & original programming throughout the season
MLB Tonight – Nightly league wide studio show
MLB Network Showcase – Network produced broadcast airing several games a month
Live Games – Simulcasts from RSNs, airing almost daily
Postseason – Two American League Division series games (leased from FOX)

MLB Showcase
Broadcasters – Bob Costas, Jim Kaat, Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci, Ken Rosenthal; others

MLB Tonight
Hosts – Greg Amsinger, Brian Kenny, Fran Charles, Robert Flores; others
Analysts – Al Leiter, Dan Plesac, Harold Reynolds, Bill Ripken, Eric Byrnes, Kevin Millar, John Smoltz; others
Insiders – Peter Gammons, Jon Heyman, Joel Sherman, Ken Rosenthal, Tom Verducci

MLB Network’s Daily Programming
-Daily programs may be preempted for MLB regular season games
10 a.m. – MLB Central with Matt Vasgersian, Mark DeRosa, Lauren Shehadi
1 p.m. – High Heat with Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo
2 p.m. – The Rundown with Kelly Nash & Scott Braun
4 p.m. – MLB Now with Brian Kenny and guests
5 p.m. – Intentional Talk with Chris Rose & Kevin Millar
6 p.m. & Primetime – MLB Tonight
Midnight – Quick Pitch with Heidi Watney

MLB Network Showcase Games, April Schedule
Apr 4 – Cubs at Cardinals 8 p.m.
Apr 12 – Dodgers at Cubs 8 p.m.
Apr 21 – Nationals at Mets 7 p.m.
Apr 27 – Yankees at Red Sox 7 p.m.
Apr 28 – Cubs at Red Sox 7 p.m.

Other MLB Platforms
Local broadcast streaming of 27 of 30 teams on FOX Regional Networks, Comcast/NBC Sports, and others (all teams but Dodgers, Nationals, Orioles covered)
MLB Extra Innings* (Cable/Dish) – Coverage of all MLB games
Strike Zone (Cable/Dish) – Red Zone type coverage of games Tuesdays and Friday nights
MLB.TV*-  Live internet streaming of all games; All-Star Game, and Postseason
MLB at Bat* – Live Streaming on tablets & smartphones
* – select blackouts apply

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About Joe Lucia

I'm the managing editor of Awful Announcing and the news editor of The Comeback. I also made The Outside Corner a thing for six seasons.

  • The Cubs have a lot of national games, as it should be.

    The Indians, who almost won it all, do not. The Yankees, despite being a rather average team, have a lot of national games, too. This is backwards.

  • Matt Galvin

    ESPN will have some Tuesday’s,Friday’s,Doubleheaders on Wednesday. Monday’s Dave Fleming or O’Brien,Ravech,Virk,Sean M or so on.
    Matt Yallof is still at MLB Network,Other Insiders at ESPN and so on.