2012 Major League Baseball national TV schedule

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Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson, Los Angeles Angels

When it came to offseason dealing in Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Angels were on a celestial plane. The Angels landed baseball’s biggest free-agent prize, first baseman Albert Pujols, at the price of $240 million for 10 years. They also made their pitching rotation among the best in baseball by signing C.J. Wilson (five years, $77.5 million). Other big names on the move included first baseman Prince Fielder to the Tigers, shortstop Jose Reyes to the Marlins, closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Phillies and Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish signing with the Rangers. Here are a few more developments to keep an eye on as MLB opens a new season:
New Managers Bobby Valentine leaves the ESPN booth and returns to the majors as the new Red Sox skip. Other managers with new teams are Robin Ventura (White Sox), Ozzie Guillen (Marlins), Mike Matheny (Cardinals) and Dale Sveum (Cubs).
Fish Story The Marlins have a new name (Miami Marlins), a new stadium (retractable-roofed Marlins Park), new uniforms (ugly), a new manager (Guillen), a slew of new players and hopefully renewed fan interest this season. They’ll also be the featured team on the second season of Showtime’s The Franchise reality series. The new-look Marlins open the 2012 season April 4 vs. the World Series champion Cardinals.
Playoff Expansion After much debate, MLB is implementing an expanded 10-team playoff system in 2012. The new system adds another wild-card team to each league, with a one-game playoff to determine which team advances to the Division Series. MLB hopes to manufacture the excitement that happened on its own last year when eight games impacting the playoffs were played on the regular season’s final day.
MLB on TV ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball returns with former Red Sox manager Terry Francona replacing Valentine as an analyst. FOX’s Saturday Baseball Game of the Week regional games return April 7, and will have eight straight weeks of games in prime time beginning May 19. TBS airs Sunday afternoon games beginning with Yankees at Rays on April 8. MLB Network airs 30 live games during the first month of the season.

2012 Major League Baseball National TV Schedule after the jump:


2012 Major League Baseball National TV Schedule

All times Eastern. Not all games or networks may be available in all areas. Additional games to be announced during the season. Schedule subject to change.

Wednesday, April 4
7pm — St. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins (ESPN)
Thursday, April 5
1pm — Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers (ESPN2)
4pm — Miami Marlins at Cincinnati Reds (ESPN2)
7pm — L.A. Dodgers at San Diego Padres (MLB Network)
Friday, April 6
2pm — Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers or N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays (3pm) (MLB Network)
7pm — San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks (ESPN2)
10pm — Kansas City Royals at L.A. Angels (ESPN2)
Saturday, April 7
3:30pm — Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks or Kansas City Royals at L.A. Angels (FOX)
7pm — N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays or Philadelphia Phillies at Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB Network)
Sunday, April 8
1:30pm — N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays (TBS)
8pm — Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers (ESPN)
Monday, April 9
1pm — Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies (MLB Network)
4pm — L.A. Angels at Minnesota Twins or San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies (MLB Network)
7pm — Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs (ESPN)
Tuesday, April 10
4pm — Pittsburgh Pirates at L.A. Dodgers (MLB Network)
7pm — St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds or N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore Orioles (MLB Network)
10pm — Kansas City Royals at Oakland A’s or Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres (MLB Network)
Wednesday, April 11
12:30pm — Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays or St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds (MLB Network)
7pm — Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies (ESPN2)
Thursday, April 12
1pm — Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals or Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers (MLB Network)
7pm — Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies (MLB Network)
Friday, April 13
3pm — Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals or Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox (2pm) (MLB Network)
7:30pm — Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves or Houston Astros at Miami Marlins (7pm) (MLB Network)
Saturday, April 14
12:30pm — Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals, L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees or Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins (FOX)
8pm — Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies or Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves (MLB Network)
Sunday, April 15
1:30pm — Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox (TBS)
8pm — L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees (ESPN)
Tuesday, April 17
7pm — Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox or Minnesota Twins at N.Y. Yankees (MLB Network)
10pm — Philadelphia Phillies at San Francisco Giants or Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners (MLB Network)
Wednesday, April 18
7pm — Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox (ESPN2)
Thursday, April 19
12:30pm — Chicago Cubs at Miami Marlins or L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers (1pm) (MLB Network)
7pm — Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers or Minnesota Twins at N.Y. Yankees (MLB Network)
10pm — Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners or Oakland A’s at L.A. Angels (MLB Network)
Friday, April 20
3pm — N.Y. Yankees at Boston Red Sox or Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs (2:15pm) (MLB Network)
8pm — Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers or L.A. Dodgers at Houston Astros (MLB Network)
Saturday, April 21
3:30pm — N.Y. Yankees at Boston Red Sox or Chicago White Sox at Seattle Mariners (FOX)
9pm — Baltimore Orioles at L.A. Angels or Cleveland Indians at Oakland A’s (MLB Network)
Sunday, April 22
1pm — Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers (TBS)
8pm — N.Y. Yankees at Boston Red Sox (ESPN)
Monday, April 23
7pm — N.Y. Yankees at Texas Rangers (ESPN)
Tuesday, April 24
8pm — N.Y. Yankees at Texas Rangers or Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins (MLB Network)
Thursday, April 26
8pm — Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox or Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles (7pm) (MLB Network)
Friday, April 27
7pm — Detroit Tigers at N.Y. Yankees or Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia Phillies (MLB Network)
Saturday, April 28
12:30pm — Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals, L.A. Angels at Cleveland Indians or Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins (FOX)
7pm — Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia Phillies or Arizona Diamondbacks at Miami Marlins (MLB Network)
Sunday, April 29
1pm — Detroit Tigers at N.Y. Yankees (TBS)
8pm — Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers (ESPN)
Monday, April 30
7pm — Texas Rangers at Toronto Blue Jays (ESPN)
Tuesday, May 1
7pm — Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves or Oakland A’s at Boston Red Sox (MLB Network)
Wednesday, May 2
2pm — N.Y. Mets at Houston Astros or Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers (1pm) (MLB Network)
Thursday, May 3
8pm — N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City Royals or Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox (MLB Network)
Friday, May 4
7pm — Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals or Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers (MLB Network)
Saturday, May 5
3:30pm — Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks at N.Y. Mets or Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants (FOX)
Sunday, May 6
2pm — N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City Royals (TBS)
8pm — Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals (ESPN)
Saturday, May 12
12:30pm — Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers, L.A. Angels at Texas Rangers or N.Y. Mets at Miami Marlins (FOX)
Sunday, May 13
2pm — Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals (TBS)
8pm — L.A. Angels at Texas Rangers (ESPN)
Monday, May 14
7pm — Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals (ESPN)
Saturday, May 19
7pm — Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers at Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles at Washington Nationals or Arizona Diamondbacks at Kansas City Royals (FOX)
Sunday, May 20
1:30pm — Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia Phillies (TBS)
8pm — St. Louis Cardinals at L.A. Dodgers (ESPN)
Saturday, May 26
7pm — Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates, Colorado Rockies at Cincinnati Reds or L.A. Angels at Seattle Mariners (FOX)
Sunday, May 27
1:30pm — Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox (TBS)
8pm — Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves (ESPN)
Saturday, June 2
7pm — N.Y. Yankees at Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians, Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres or Cincinnati Reds at Houston Astros (FOX)
Sunday, June 3
1pm — N.Y. Yankees at Detroit Tigers (TBS)
Saturday, June 9
7pm — N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, Cleveland Indians at St. Louis Cardinals, L.A. Dodgers at Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins or Kansas City Royals at Pittsburgh Pirates (FOX)
Sunday, June 10
1pm — N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees (TBS)
Saturday, June 16
7pm — Boston Red Sox at Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds at N.Y. Mets, Miami Marlins at Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles at Atlanta Braves or Houston Astros at Texas Rangers (FOX)
Sunday, June 17
1:30pm — N.Y. Yankees at Washington Nationals (TBS)
Saturday, June 23
7pm — N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets, Atlanta Braves at Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals at Baltimore Orioles, L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, San Francisco Giants at Oakland A’s or Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago White Sox (FOX)
Saturday, June 30
7pm — N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland A’s at Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies or Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins (FOX)
Saturday, July 7
7pm — N.Y. Yankees at Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies or Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers (FOX)
Sunday, July 8
8pm — N.Y. Yankees at Boston Red Sox (ESPN)
Monday, July 9
8pm — MLB Home Run Derby (ESPN)
Tuesday, July 10
8pm — 2012 MLB All-Star Game from Kansas City (FOX)
Saturday, July 14
3:30pm — N.Y. Mets at Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs or Philadelphia Phillies at Colorado Rockies (FOX)
Sunday, July 15
8pm — St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds (ESPN)
Saturday, July 21
3:30pm — San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals or Texas Rangers at L.A. Angels (FOX)
Saturday, July 28
3:30pm — Boston Red Sox at N.Y. Yankees or Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves (FOX)
Saturday, Aug. 18
3:30pm — Boston Red Sox at N.Y. Yankees or San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres (FOX)
Saturday, Aug. 25
3:30pm — St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants or Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers (FOX)
Saturday, Sept. 1
3:30pm — Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs or L.A. Angels at Seattle Mariners (FOX)
Saturday, Sept. 8
3:30pm — Atlanta Braves at N.Y. Mets, L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco Giants or Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox (FOX)
Saturday, Sept. 15
3:30pm — Tampa Bay Rays at N.Y. Yankees, Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians or Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres (FOX)
Saturday, Sept. 22
3:30pm — Teams to be announced (FOX)
Saturday, Sept. 29
3:30pm — Teams to be announced (FOX)

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3 Responses to 2012 Major League Baseball national TV schedule

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  2. tony says:

    hi. Could you please tell me if the monday april 9 game with the brewers and cubs will be shown in the chicago market even though it is being broadcast on chicago only station WCIU, or will it be blacked out.

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