Originally written on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 1/29/13
  A couple of months ago, word leaked out that the Dodgers were close to a TV deal with FOX that would bring the Dodgers somewhere in the neighborhood of $6-7 billion over 25 years, bringing them something along the lines of a quarter billion dollars a year. Today, Bill Shaikin of the LA Times is reporting that that deal will not come to fruition, and instead that the Dodgers are going to work with Time Warner to create their own TV Network (Sports Net LA). On its face, this might seem to be unrelated to the Pirates. The Pirates don't have a great TV deal (Frank Coonelly denied at Piratefest that the Pirates were only pulling $18 million a year from ROOT Sports, but the reality is that they really can't be making much more than $30 million a year based on what other similar-sized markets are making, whether they own their own sports network or not), but they're not alone on that front. There are several other teams that signed TV deals just before the explosion of TV money t...
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