The youthful Miami Marlins are out to establish an identity and improve on last year’s fourth-place finish in the NL East when they take the field in 2022.
In 2022, most Marlins games will be locally televised on Bally Sports Florida, while others may be nationally televised on MLB Network (those ones will also be on Bally Sports Florida), ESPN, ESPN2, Fox or Fox Sports 1.
If you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch every Marlins game live online in 2022, including options for both in-market and out-of-market viewers:
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If You’re in the Marlins Market
This is the only streaming service that includes Bally Sports Florida
DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” ESPN, ESPN2, Fox and FS1 are included in every one, while Bally Sports Florida and MLB Network are in “Choice” and up, but you can pick any package and any add-ons you want with your free five-day trial:
Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch Marlins games live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.
If you can’t watch live, DirecTV Stream comes with unlimited cloud DVR recordings.
If You’re Out of the Marlins Market
The MLB.TV channel costs either $24.99 per month to watch every out-of-market game (“All Team Pass”) or $109.99 for the year to just watch out-of-market Marlins games (“Single Team Pass”), but either option comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once you’re signed up for the Prime MLB.TV Channel, out-of-market viewers can watch Marlins games live on the Prime Video app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, various smart TV’s, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. You can also watch on your computer via the Amazon website.
If you can’t watch live, all games are available on-demand by the next day.
This is ultimately the same as the Amazon Prime option above, only you’ll watch games on MLB’s digital platforms instead of Amazon’s.
You can watch all out-of-market, non-nationally televised MLB games via MLB.TV. It costs $24.99 per month or $129.99 for the year to watch every out-of-market game, or $109.99 for the year to just watch out-of-market Marlins games. The monthly and yearly all-team options include a free seven-day trial (the single-team option does not):
Once signed up for MLB.TV, out-of-market viewers can watch Marlins games live on the MLB TV app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, various Smart TV’s, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. You can also watch on your computer via the MLB.TV website.
If you can’t watch live, all games are available on-demand by the next day.
This isn’t going to be an option to watch many Marlins games, but if you’re looking for a cheap way to watch a random MLB game daily, ESPN+ includes at least one out-of-market game every day during the regular season:
In addition to one live MLB game every day, ESPN+ also has dozens of other live sports, every 30-for-30 documentary and additional original content (both video and written) all for $6.99 per month.
Or, if you also want Disney+ and Hulu, you can get all three for $13.99 per month. Separately, the three streaming services would cost a total $20.97 per month, so you’re saving about 33 percent:
Once signed up for ESPN+, out-of-market viewers can watch select MLB games live on the ESPN app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4 or 5, Xbox One or Series X/S, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Samsung Smart TV, Oculus Go, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer via ESPN.com.
Marlins Season Preview 2022
The Miami Marlins are looking to bounce back from a 95-loss season in 2021 and hold their own in what expects to be a highly-competitive NL East division this year.
The Marlins retooled in the offseason by bringing in a few new bats who will be inserted into the starting lineup – outfielders Avisaíl García and Jorge Soler and catcher Jacob Stallings.
García and Soler will add immediate pop to the middle of the Marlins’ order. García put up 29 home runs and 86 RBIs in Milwaukee last season, while Soler hit 27 home runs and drove in 70 runs playing for the Royals and Braves. The 30-year-old Soler shined on baseball’s brightest stage last October for the Braves and took home the World Series MVP award after picking up 6 hits and 6 RBIs in the Fall Classic.
Stallings, who won a Gold Glove last season with the Pirates, promises to be a stable presence behind the plate for a youthful starting rotation.
The rotation, which featured 18 different starters last year, ranked 13th in the Majors in ERA (4.08). The average age of the projected five-man starting rotation going into this season is just over 25.
Sandy Alcantara will be the opening day starter and is coming off a year in which he was one of only three pitchers in the MLB to strike out 200 batters and throw 200 innings. Alcantara will be joined by Trevor Rogers, who finished second in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2021, Pablo López, Elieser Hernandez, and Jesús Luzardo.
“I think we can win, and I think that’s the key,” said Marlins manager Don Mattingly during Spring Training. “I think we believe we can win. Our group believes it. Now we’ve got to go prove it. We’ve got to go execute; we’ve got to do the things it takes to win. But I believe we can win. Our coaching staff believes we can win. I feel like our players believe that we can win, and that’s really what matters the most.”
Here’s a look at what the Marlins will bring to the table this season, as they look to get back to the playoffs for the first time during a full season since 2003 (they made the MLB Playoffs during the COVID-shortened 2020 season):
- Finished 67-95, Fourth place in NL East (21.5 games behind the division champion Braves)
- Despite using 18 pitchers to start games, the rotation ranked 13th in the Majors in ERA (4.08)
- Key Additions: Avisaíl García (OF), Jacob Stallings (C), Cole Sulser (RP), Tanner Scott (RP)
1. Jazz Chisholm Jr. – 2B
- 2021: .248 AVG, 20 HRs, 59 RBIs, 124 hits, 25 steals in first full season in the big leagues
2. Garrett Cooper – 1B
- 2021: .284 AVG, 9 HRs, 33 RBIs in 71 games
3. Jesús Aguilar – DH
- 2021: .261 AVG, 22 HRs, 93 RBIs
- All-Star (2018)
4. Avisaíl García – RF
- 2021: .262 AVG, 29 HRs, 86 RBIs
- Played for the Brewers last season
- All-Star (2017)
5. Jorge Soler – LF
- 2021: .223 AVG, 27 HRs, 70 RBIs
- Played for the Royals and world champion Braves last season
- World Series MVP (2021)
- AL home run leader (2019)
6. Jesús Sánchez – CF
- 2021: .251 AVG, 14 HRs, 36 RBIs in 64 games
7. Brian Anderson – 3B
- 2021: .249 AVG, 7 HRs, 28 RBIs in 67 games
8. Jacob Stallings – C
- 2021: .246 AVG, 8 HRs, 53 RBIs
- Played for the Pirates last season
- Gold Glove Award winner (2021)
9. Miguel Rojas – SS
- 2021: .265 AVG, 9 HRs, 48 RBIs
Projected Pitching Rotation
1. Sandy Alcantara – SP
- 2021: 9-15, 3.19 ERA, 201 Ks in 205.2 IP
- One of only three pitchers last season to record 200 strikeouts and 200 innings
- All-Star (2019)
2. Pablo López – SP
- 2021: 5-5, 3.07 ERA, 115 Ks
3. Trevor Rogers – SP
- 2021: 7-8, 2.64 ERA, 157 Ks
- Finished second in NL Rookie of the Year voting (2021)
4. Elieser Hernandez – SP
- 2021: 1-3, 4.18 ERA in 11 starts
5. Jesús Luzardo – SP
- 2021: 6-9, 6.61 ERA, 98Ks
- Played for the Athletics and Marlins last season
Dylan Floro – Closer
Projected Lineups via MLB