Watch 2021 MLB games with no blackouts with a VPN

Aktualisiert: 13. Mai 2021
Watch 2021 MLB games with no blackouts with a VPN

Stream MLB games on MLB.tv 

Price: 130 USD/year or 110 USD for one team

The easiest way to watch every MLB game is with an MLB.TV subscription. MLB.TV is available globally, so as long as you connect to a VPN server location where games are not being broadcast, you can avoid MLB blackouts. The service comes with a seven-day free trial if you select the all-teams pass.

To stream MLB live on MLB.TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location where games are not being aired.
  3. Head to MLB.TV and sign up for the free trial.
  4. Batter up!
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Bypass MLB.TV blackouts to stream all baseball games

While MLB.TV is great, you still have to worry about blackouts.That’s because regional markets have sole broadcasting rights, so some games may not be available online in your area until 48 hours after a game is televised.

The secret to avoiding MLB blackouts? Connect to a VPN server location where games are not being aired. If you’re in Boston, for example, and Red Sox games are being broadcast on TV, they might not be available for live streaming. Connect to a VPN server location in another city or country.

Watch MLB games on YouTube TV

Price: 65 USD/month

Channels: ESPN, ESPN 2, TBS, Fox, FS1, and MLB Network

YouTube and MLB are expanding their partnership and will bring live streams to YouTube TV. YouTube TV offers all of the channels that cover MLB games, with subscriptions at 65 USD/month. If you don’t feel like committing to YouTube TV, use the five-day free trial.

To watch MLB games on YouTube TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as Chicago. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Visit YouTube TV and sign up. You may need to submit a U.S. postal code (e.g., 10022, 48104, etc.)
  4. Stream the games live!

Learn more about watching YouTube TV with ExpressVPN.

Stream MLB games live on Hulu + Live TV

Price: 65 USD/month

Channels: ESPN, ESPN 2, TBS, Fox, and FS1

Hulu offers all of the channels carrying MLB games but not the MLB Network. A seven-day free trial is available.

To watch MLB games on Hulu + Live TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as Chicago. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Visit Hulu and subscribe.
  4. Stream the games live!

Learn more about watching Hulu with ExpressVPN.

Stream MLB games live on Sling TV

Price: 10 USD/month and up

Channels: ESPN, ESPN 2, TBS, Fox, FS1, and MLB Network

Sling TV includes all channels that carry MLB games, such as MLB Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, TBS, Fox, and FS1. To get all of these channels, you’ll need to get Sling Orange as well as Sling Blue. Use the “Sports Extra” add-on for Sling TV in order to watch MLB Network for an extra 10 USD/month.

A three-day free trial is available. You will need a U.S. card or PayPal in order to subscribe.

To watch MLB on Sling TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as San Francisco. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Head to Sling TV and use the free trial for Sling Orange & Blue.
  4. Tune in to the games!

Note: In order to get Sling TV’s free trial you must use the Sling TV app as opposed to signing up on the website

Learn more about watching Sling TV with ExpressVPN.

Watch MLB games with the At Bat app

New subscribers to MLB.TV also receive a free subscription to MLB’s At Bat streaming app, available on both Android and iOS devices. You can also subscribe to the app without MLB.TV for 3 USD/month.

The app lets you access the MLB.TV Free Game of the Day plus in-game highlights. To access the app:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Download the MLB At Bat app on your Android or iOS device.
  4. Stream the games live!

Stream MLB games on Amazon Prime Video

Price: 25 USD/month

You can also watch live MLB games on Prime Video this year. There’s a 30-day free trial available.

To watch MLB games on Amazon Prime:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to Amazon Prime Video and use the free trial.
  4. You’re all set!

Learn more about watching Amazon Prime Video with ExpressVPN.

Watch MLB games live on Sky Sports

Price: 22 GBP/month and up

Channels: Sky Sports Today

Living in the UK? Sky Sports is your best bet for catching live streams of the games. However, specialized equipment is required. You will also need to provide a valid postal code and a UK/Ireland credit or debit card.

To watch MLB games on Sky Sports:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the UK.
  3. Head to Sky Go and log in.
  4. Enjoy the games!

Learn more about watching Sky with ExpressVPN.

Top MLB series this week

New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays (May 11-13)

After dubious starts, both the Yankees and Rays are back on track and remain favorites to dislodge the Boston Red Sox at the top of the AL East. This matchup is also fun thanks to the contrast between the high-payroll, star-studded nature of the Bronx Bombers and the scrappy, underdog Rays — and this series should be especially exciting because it’ll include starts from Yankees ace Gerrit Cole and Rays‚ top rookie Luis Patiño.

Atlanta Braves vs. Milwaukee Brewers (May 14-16)

Both of these clubs were projected to win their divisions coming into the season but each has fallen behind their rivals. While neither team brings an impressive record into this series, there’s solid star power here with the Braves’ dynamic trio of Ronald Acuna Jr., Freddie Freeman, and Ozzie Albies, plus Brewers’ ace Brandon Woodruff and their two-headed bullpen monster of Josh Hader and Devin Williams.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres (May 14-May 16)

The Cardinals have been one of the top surprises in the league so far with the addition of Nolan Arenado paying early dividends and the rotation providing reliable innings. Nonetheless, they’ll face a tough test with the Padres who have one of the best collections of talent in the league. Once San Diego’s offense wakes up they’ll be a force to be reckoned with, and that should happen shortly. Even if they don’t find their stroke over the weekend, the Padres’ speed and elite pitching is fun to watch.

MLB awards races

AL MVP – Mike Trout, CF, Los Angeles Angels

This award is always Trout’s to lose until someone else can prove they’re having a truly outstanding season. J.D. Martinez and Byron Buxton have been the most dangerous hitters in the American League so far, but Trout isn’t far behind. He also offers a great deal on the bases and plays a premium position well. Not only that, but the Angels look poised to have some rare team success that could bolster their superstar’s case.

(Preseason Prediction: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels)

NL MVP – Ronald Acuna Jr., CF, Atlanta Braves

No player has looked more dynamic than Acuna Jr. in the early going, thanks to his combination of power, speed, and defensive ability. Not only is he producing raw numbers, he’s also creating eye-popping highlights — like when he beat out a routine ground ball against the Philadelphia Phillies that wouldn’t have been a single for anyone else. His abdominal strain is just a day-to-day issue and he should be terrorizing the entire National League again in no time.

(Preseason Prediction: Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves)

AL Cy Young – Gerrit Cole, SP, New York Yankees

The Yankees have had a number of issues in the early going, but Cole’s performance isn’t one of them. The intimidating ace is consistently blowing opposing hitters away, pitching deep into games, and keeping the ball in the park. There’s not a lot Cole doesn’t do well, and it’s not a surprise to see him thriving in his second year in the Bronx.

(Preseason Prediction: Shane Bieber, Cleveland Indians)

NL Cy Young – Brandon Woodruff, SP, Milwaukee Brewers

While Jacob deGrom and Corbin Burnes have clearly been the top two pitchers in the National League, each is dealing with injuries so Woodruff gets to keep this seat warm. The Brewers’ right-hander has elite velocity that he uses to miss bats and suppress hard contact, and he’s been outstanding thus far. The 28-year-old doesn’t get the recognition he deserves, but paired with Burnes, he’s formed the best one-two punch in the game.

(Preseason Prediction: Yu Darvish, San Diego Padres)

AL Rookie of the Year – Yermin Mercedes, C/DH, Chicago White Sox

Going 5-for-5 on Opening Day was a pretty good indication that Mercedes had arrived, and he’s been raking for the White Sox out of the DH spot. Although he hasn’t offered any defensive value, his bat has been downright special. He’s already locked down the number five spot in an excellent lineup and looks like he has a path to this award similar to Yordan Álvarez’s win in 2019.

(Preseason Prediction: Luis Patiño, SP, Tampa Bay Rays)

NL Rookie of the Year – Jazz Chisholm, 2B/SS, Miami Marlins

Rarely does a rookie come into the majors with Chisholm’s combination of speed, athleticism, power, and plate discipline. The 23-year-old has some strikeout issues that could haunt him as pitchers adjust to his approach, but he’s off to a good start and is working from an extremely compelling collection of tools.

(Preseason Prediction: Sixto Sánchez, SP, Miami Marlins)

AL Manager of the Year – Bob Melvin, Oakland Athletics

Although Mevlin tends to fly under the radar among the game’s top managers, he’s been getting the best out of the Athletics since he joined the team in 2011. He’s been a worthy Manager of the Year winner three times, and he has the A’s rolling at the top of the AL West, even after an 0-6 start.

(Preseason Prediction: Joe Maddon, Los Angeles Angels)

NL Manager of the Year – Craig Counsell, Milwaukee Brewers

The NL Central looks like it’s going to be a dogfight all year, and whoever comes out on top should get plenty of shine. Counsell also has the benefit of entering the season as a highly-respected skipper who’s finished in the top-seven of Manager of the Year voting in four straight seasons, including second-place finishes in 2018 and 2019.

(Preseason Prediction: Craig Counsell, Milwaukee Brewers)

Who’s going to win the World Series

The Los Angeles Dodgers were the best team in baseball for years before finally breaking through in the postseason in 2020. While they’re an excellent bet to repeat. They’ll have a tough road because of the threat posed by the San Diego Padres—thanks to the additions of Yu Darvish, Blake Snell, and Joe Musgrove at the top of their rotation.

Both New York teams should be World Series contenders this season, and a ‘subway series’ like we had in 2000 isn’t out of the question. The Yankees retain their terrifying lineup, as well as a rotation headed by Gerrit Cole and filled out by interesting bounce-back candidates like Corey Kluber and Jameson Taillon. Even though they were slow out of the gate, they still look like an American League powerhouse. The Mets, meanwhile, made a huge splash in the offseason by trading for Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco and signing the rotation duo of Marcus Stroman and Taijuan Walker.

Outside of the heavyweights, some interesting up-and-coming teams include the Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, and Toronto Blue Jays. Each of these clubs has its own blemishes, but they are all packed with young talent capable of overperforming projections.

Here are the top 10 contenders according to FanGraphs’ championship probability:

TeamChampionship Probability
Los Angeles Dodgers16.3%
New York Yankees16.0%
New York Mets13.9%
San Diego Padres12.2%
Houston Astros6.5%
Chicago White Sox5.7%
Boston Red Sox4.5%
Oakland Athletics3.5%
Los Angeles Angels3.5%
Toronto Blue Jays3.4%

Key dates for the 2021 regular season

While some playoff details are still being ironed out, the 162-game regular season, and its milestones are all on the calendar.

EventDate
Opening DayApril 1
Jackie Robinson DayApril 15
Lou Gehrig DayJune 2
MLB DraftJune 11-13
MLB All-Star GameJuly 13
Hall of Fame InductionsJuly 25
Trade DeadlineJuly 31
Last Regular Season GameOctober 3

 

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