The Dodgers may be sitting out the postseason but that doesn't mean there isn't a lot of activity going on at Chavez Ravine.
On Monday, the Dodgers and News Corp.'s Fox Sports enter a 45-day window to try to negotiate a new TV deal. If the talks are not successful, it could clear the way for Time Warner Cable, which earlier this month launched its own local sports channel here, to make a run at the team.
Currently, the Dodgers are on Fox Sports' Prime Ticket regional sports network. That agreement expires at the end of next season, but it's typical in sports to sign new deals at least a year before the current one ends. Fox Sports currently pays about $40 million per season for the Dodgers.
Most observers expect the Dodgers to look for a big payday. Guggenheim Partners, the new majority owner of the Dodgers, shelled out $2.15 billion for the team and one of the key reasons for the high price tag is the belief that the local television rights are undervalued.