Following the Boston Red Sox' fourth World Series championship in 15 seasons, MLB Network turns its focus to the offseason tomorrow, with the return of the weekday morning show Hot Stove presented by presented by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's at 9:00 a.m. ET, hosted by Matt Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds,
Following the Boston Red Sox' fourth World Series championship in 15 seasons, MLB Network turns its focus to the offseason tomorrow, with the return of the weekday morning show Hot Stove presented by presented by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's at 9:00 a.m. ET, hosted by Matt Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds, Lauren Shehadi and Ken Rosenthal, followed by the Red Sox' parade and celebration in Boston live at 11:00 a.m. ET. MLB Network's weekday programming lineup will also include offseason editions of High Heat with Christopher Russo, MLB Now, Intentional Talk and the Emmy Award-winning MLB Tonight.
MLB Network's offseason programming will also feature several end-of-season award announcements, as the finalists for the 2018 BBWAA Awards are revealed on Monday, Nov. 5 at 6:00 p.m. ET, followed by the exclusive live announcements of the winners of the American League and National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards during BBWAA Awards Week from November 12-15.
MLB Network will also exclusively televise the announcements of the winners of the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6:00 p.m. ET and the Silver Slugger Awards presented by Louisville Slugger on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:00 p.m. ET. Following is the complete schedule of MLB Network's awards coverage:
End-of-Season Awards Announcements on MLB Network (ET)
BBWAA Awards Finalists | Monday, Nov. 5 | 6:00 p.m.
Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards | Wednesday, Nov. 7 | 6:00 p.m.
Silver Slugger Awards pres. by Louisville Slugger | Thursday, Nov. 8 | 6:00 p.m.
BBWAA Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year | Monday, Nov. 12 | 6:00 p.m.
BBWAA Manager of the Year | Tuesday, Nov. 13 | 6:00 p.m.
BBWAA Cy Young | Wednesday, Nov. 14 | 6:00 p.m.
BBWAA Most Valuable Player | Thursday, Nov. 15 | 6:00 p.m.
Live baseball coverage continues this offseason as MLB Network will provide extensive coverage of the 2018 Japan All-Star Series with Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). The announced MLB roster, which will be managed by the Miami Marlins' Don Mattingly, includes Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr., Brian Johnson and Hector Velázquez of the 2018 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds infielder Eugenio Suárez, Houston Astros reliever Collin McHugh, Kansas City Royals infielder Whit Merrifield, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher and Japanese native Kenta Maeda, Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, Philadelphia Phillies teammates Rhys Hoskins and Carlos Santana, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, San Diego Padres reliever Kirby Yates, Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger, and Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto. MLB Network's Scott Braun and Stephen Nelson will split play-by-play duties for the series, alongside analyst Joe Magrane during live game telecasts from Nov. 8-15. The All-Star Series will be played in Tokyo (Tokyo Dome), Hiroshima (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium) and Nagoya (Nagoya Dome).
2018 Japan All-Star Series Telecast Schedule (ET)
Date | Live | Re-Air
Thursday, Nov. 8: Exhibition against Yomiuri Giants | 4:00 a.m. | 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 9 | 4:30 a.m. | 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 10 | 4:30 a.m. | 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 11 | 5:00 a.m. | 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 13 | 4:30 a.m. | 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 14 | 5:00 a.m. | 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 15 | 4:00 a.m. | 8:00 p.m.
Many of the game's elite prospects will be featured in Arizona Fall League games televised and simulcast online on MLB Network and MLB.com, including the Fall Stars Game called by Scott Braun, Dan O'Dowd and MLB.com prospect expert Jonathan Mayo this Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8:00 p.m. ET, plus the Military Appreciation Game on Nov. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET and the Championship Game on Nov. 17 at 3:00 p.m. ET, both called by Stephen Nelson, Dan O'Dowd and MLBPipeline.com prospect expert Jim Callis.
MLB Network's complete programming schedule is available at MLBNetwork.com.