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With the Los Angeles Dodgers picking up expensive contracts and spending money seemingly without reservation, a lot has been said about the team’s upcoming regional television deal which is expected to dump an absurd amount of money into the club’s coffers. We’ve wondered how such an influx of cash, rumored to be as much as $8.5 billion over the next 20 years, might affect the entire balance of cost of value in baseball.

While we wait to see what happens and measure the fallout in terms of free agent prices and long-term contracts, the Dodgers, along with every other team in baseball, will welcome the news that ESPN has paid $5.6 billion to secure its national Major League Baseball rights for eight seasons, beginning in 2014.

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