These are not the Boston Red Sox I grew up with. After 86 years of drought from 1918 to 2004 when the Red Sox went without a championship, last season's club won its fourth World Series title in the last 15 years.
The Red Sox won a franchise record of 108 games in the regular season before beating the Yankees, the Astros and Dodgers en route to the title. The team was led by MVP Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts and J.D. Martinez. With these players together with the younger Andrew Benintendi and Rafael Devers of one year older and who should contribute more, the offense should have little trouble producing this year again.
The entire initial pitching staff from last year also comes back, including Chris Sale. The only major piece missing from the championship team last year is closer to Craig Kimbrel. Even without Kimbrel, the Red Sox are the favorites to return to the baseball postseason.
Fans of Red Sox who have cut the cable have a number of ways to watch Sox games this season, whether you're in the Boston area or a follower off the club market.
Stream the Red Sox live in New England
In 2019, Red Sox games will be screened on the New England Sports Network (NESN) in the Boston market, which includes most of New England. You can experience Red Sox games on NESN if you live in Connecticut (excluding Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Three of the main live TV streaming services carry NESN.
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YouTube TV ($ 40)
YouTube TV costs $ 40 a month and includes NESN. It also includes channels that broadcast national baseball broadcasts: ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1, MLB Network and TBS. Enter your zip code on its welcome page to see if NESN is available in your area.
See on YouTube TV
FuboTV ($ 45)
FuboTV costs $ 45 a month and includes NESN in the Boston market. It also offers Fox, FS1 and TBS for national broadcasts, but not ESPN, ESPN2 or MLB Network.
See on FuboTV
PlayStation Vue ($ 50)
The basic $ 50 per month PlayStation Vue plan includes NESN. The main plan also includes ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1, MLB Network and TBS for national broadcasts. You can see if NESN is available in your area here.
Watch on PlayStation Vue
All live TV streaming services offer free trials, allow you to cancel at any time and require a secure Internet connection. Looking for more information? Take a look at our massive streaming services guide.
Streaming Red Sox out of business
If you're a Sox fan who lives off the Boston market, you can't watch the club on NESN. You can, however, stream live games with an MLB.TV subscription.
You have two options:
- Pay $ 119 a year (or $ 25 a month) to watch every game out of market or on-demand, and the in-market team (home) with a 90-minute delay from the end of the game.
- Pay $ 92 a year to see a single team off the market. In this case, your Red Sox and no one else.
Both MLB.TV plans also include home and away radio broadcasts. Radio broadcasts are not subject to the blackout rule, so you can listen to live home games.
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