Impact of Dodgers' TV deal 

January, 23, 2013
The Los Angeles Dodgers will enter the 2013 season with the highest payroll in baseball history, at more than $220 million, a move made possible by a new television deal that could be announced later this week.

Time Warner Cable Inc. reportedly has won a contract to carry Dodgers games for at least the next two decades starting in 2014. The Los Angeles Times says the nation's second-largest cable operator will pay around $7 billion to carry the games, which can pay for plenty of middle relievers and pinch-hitters.

That gives the Dodgers the ultimate in financial flexibility right now, but Mark Saxon of cautions a spending spree can't go on forever: