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How to Watch Mets Games Online Without Cable in 2022

Watch Mets Baseball 2022

Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images Francisco Lindor will look to rebound this year and lead the Mets back to the postseason.

The New York Mets went on another spending spree in the offseason and fully stocked their roster for a run at dethroning the Atlanta Braves in the National League East.

In 2022, most Mets games will be locally televised on SportsNet NY, while others may be nationally televised on MLB Network (those ones will also be on SNY), ESPN, ESPN2, Fox or Fox Sports 1.

If you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch every Mets 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 Mets Market

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” ESPN, ESPN2, Fox and FS1 are included in every one, while SportsNet NY 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:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch Mets 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.


FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of SportsNet NY, ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1, MLB Network and 100-plus other live TV channels on FuboTV. You’ll need to include the “Sports Plus” add-on for MLB Network, but SNY and the others are included in the main channel package, and you can include any add-ons you want with your free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Mets games live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG 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 FuboTV website.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space.


If You’re Out of the Mets Market

Amazon Prime’s MLB.TV Channel

Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch every out-of-market, non-nationally televised MLB game via Prime Channels.

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 Mets games (“Single Team Pass”), but either option comes with a free seven-day trial:

MLB.TV Amazon Prime Free Trial

Once you’re signed up for the Prime MLB.TV Channel, out-of-market viewers can watch Mets 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.


MLB.TV

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 Mets games. The monthly and yearly all-team options include a free seven-day trial (the single-team option does not):

MLB.TV Free Trial

Once signed up for MLB.TV, out-of-market viewers can watch Mets 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.


ESPN+

This isn’t going to be an option to watch many Mets 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:

Watch MLB on ESPN+

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:

Get the ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu Bundle

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.


Mets Season Preview 2022

The New York Mets ownership spent another offseason opening up their checkbooks to bring in some of the game’s top free-agent talent, in an effort to solidify a contender for the 2022 season.

Backed by billionaire owner Steve Cohen, the Mets went out and spent 259 million dollars on free agents, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, outfielders Starling Marte and Mark Canha, and infielder Eduardo Escobar. In addition to the free agents, they also made a trade with the Oakland Athletics to bring in All-Star pitcher Chris Bassitt.

“I’m willing, for the right deals and right free agents, to go get the players we need,” said Cohen last November. “We want to be competitive. We want to win our division and be in the playoffs and get deep into the playoffs. I’ve let (GM Billy Eppler) and (team president Sandy Alderson) know: It’s whatever they need.”

Mets fans will have to wait to see their lethal one-two pitching punch of Scherzer and Jacob deGrom, as the two-time Cy Young Award winner deGrom will be shelved to begin the season due to a shoulder injury. The plan is to shut him down for four weeks to start the year, and if there are no setbacks he would return to the rotation somewhere around June. The 33-year-old deGrom was on pace for a historic season last year before it came to a premature end due to an injury after 15 starts, in which at the time his ERA was a minuscule 1.08.

With the addition of Marte, Cahna, and Escobar, the Mets offense now becomes one of the deepest in the game, as the newcomers join the likes of Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso. Lindor, a four-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove Award winner, will be looking to bounce back from a rough first year in Queens where he batted .230 with 20 home runs and 63 RBIs.

Here’s a closer look at what the Mets will bring to the table this season in an effort to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016:

2021 Recap

  • Finished 77-85, third place in NL East
  • Spent 103 days in first place during the regular season (most days in first place for a team to ultimately finish with a losing record in history)

Offseason Summary

  • Key Additions: SP Max Scherzer (3 years, $130 million), OF Starling Marte (4 years, $78 million), OF Mark Canha (2 years, $26.5 million), IF Eduardo Escobar (2 years, $20 million), SP Chris Bassitt (via trade with Oakland Athletics)
  • Key Departures: OF Michael Conforto, SP Noah Syndergaard

Projected Lineup

1. Brandon Nimmo – CF

  • 2021: .292 AVG, 8 HRs, 28 RBIs; Played in only 92 games due to injuries

2. Starling Marte – LF

  • Led the MLB in stolen bases last season (47)
  • 2021: .310 AVG, 12 HRs,  55 RBIs, led the majors with 47 steals
  • Played for the Marlins and Athletics last year
  • Two-time Gold Glove Award winner (2015-16)
  • All-Star (2016)

3. Francisco Lindor – SS

  • 2021: .230 AVG, 20 HRs, 63 RBIs
  • Four-time All-Star (2016-2019)
  • Two-time Gold Glove Award winner (2016, 2019)

4. Pete Alonso – 1B

  • 2021: .262 AVG, 37 HRs, 94 RBIs
  • Back-to-back HR Derby champion (2019, 2021)
  • Hit an MLB rookie-record 53 HRs in 2019
  • NL Rookie of the Year and All-Star in 2019

5. Robinson Canó – DH

  • Was suspended for the 2021 season for violating the MLB’s performance-enhancing drugs policy
  • Eight-time All-Star (2006, 2010-14, 2016-17)
  • Two-time Gold Glove Award winner (2010, 2012)

6. Eduardo Escobar – 3B

  • 2021: .253 AVG, 28 HRs, 90 RBIs
  • All-Star (2021)
  • Played for the Diamondbacks and Brewers last year

7. Jeff McNeil – 2B

  • 2021: .251 AVG, 7 HRs, 35 RBIs
  • All-Star (2019)

8. Mark Cahna – RF

  • 2021: .231 AVG, 17 HRs, 61 RBIs
  • Played for the Athletics last year

9. James McCann – C

  • 2021: .232 AVG, 10 HRs, 46 RBIs
  • All-Star (2019)

Bench: Dominic Smith (1B/OF), JD Davis (1B/OF), Luis Guillorme (IF), Tomás Nido (C)

Projected Pitching Rotation

1. Jacob deGrom – SP *

  • *He will begin the season on the injured list as he deals with a shoulder injury (stress reaction in scapula); Will be shutdown from throwing for four weeks
  • Had a historic season cut short due to injury in 2021; He made 15 starts and had a minuscule 1.08 ERA with a 7-2 record and 146 strikeouts, while only walking 11 batters in 92 innings
  • Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner (2018-19)
  • Four-time All-Star (2015, 2018-19, 2021)
  • NL Rookie of the Year (2014)

2. Max Scherzer – SP 

  • 2021: 15-4, 2.46 ERA, 236 Ks
  • Pitched for the Nationals and Dodgers last season
  • Three-time Cy Young Award winner (2013, 2016-17)
  • Eight-time All-Star (2013-19, 2021)

3. Chris Bassitt – SP 

  • 2021: 12-4, 3.15 ERA, 159 Ks
  • All-Star (2021)
  • Pitched for the Athletics last season

4. Taijuan Walker – SP 

  • 2021: 7-11, 4.47 ERA, 146 Ks
  • All-Star (2021)

5. Carlos Carrasco – SP 

  • 2021: 1-5, 6.04 ERA; Missed more than half the season due to injury

*Tylor Megill is a leading candidate to enter the starting rotation in the absence of an injured Jacob deGrom to begin the season

Projected Bullpen

Edwin Díaz – Closer
Adam Ottavino
Trevor May
Seth Lugo
Chasen Shreve
Drew Smith
Trevor Williams

Projected Lineups via MLB & CBS Sports

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