Is Baseball's Biggest Sports Deal Ever Unraveling?

The $7-billion deal between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Time Warner Cable could come undone if Major League Baseball decides that part of that cash should be shared with the other 29 MLB teams, the New York Post observed today (Wednesday), citing unnamed sources. The newspaper noted that ordinarily an MLB team's revenue from regional sports networks is not shared, but the deal with TWC is different in that it not only is the owner of the distribution company but also part owner of SportsNet LA, the cable network that will carry the Dodgers' games. The Post said that the deal hasn't even been submitted to Major League Baseball because Guggenheim Partners, one of the team's new owners, fears that MLB will rule that part of the TWC cash must be shared with the other clubs.



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