Los Angeles Times: CBS and MSG are interesting in joining an ownership group in an effort to secure the television rights for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
CBS and MSG have each considered whether to invest in a Dodgers ownership group to secure the team’s television rights, two people familiar with the Dodgers sale process said Thursday.
The objective for both parties would be to launch a regional sports network centered on the Dodgers, the people said. It is uncertain whether CBS or MSG has committed to provide financing to one or more bidding groups.
Not a bad thing, is it?
Regional sports networks bring in a ton of money.
Sports Illustrated: Dodgers team health report has Matt Kemp and Chad Billingsley in the green, but Clayton Kershaw in the yellow.
FanGraphs: Surprise, surprise, Vin Scully was voted the best broadcaster in baseball. Another surprise, San Francisco Giants fans complaining about Scully.
Fox Sports: The MLB playoffs are expanding from 8 to 10 teams, which is wonderful news for the Dodgers in 2012, because it means more average teams will get in.
For baseball though? It’s just another step in reducing the importance of the regular season and putting an emphasis on luck in the playoffs.
I know this much, Ned Colletti is fucking ecstatic, because if he runs into a bit of fortune this year, the Dodgers might be able to sneak into the playoffs and save his job.