It’s either the end of civilization or the greatest thing ever. The demise of Twinkies or the birth of the DVR.
-- Fan Graph’s Wendy Thum tries to compare the proposal to the rest of the league’s media-rights deals, and finds it challenging and a little scary.
-- Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan calls the deal “dangerous” and fears a wider dividing between big- and small-market clubs.
-- Mike Petriello at Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness thinks all that money means the Dodgers can, and should, sign right-hander Zack Greinke. But ESPN/LA questions whether Greinke is actually worth a mega deal.
-- Dayn Perry at CBS Sports reminds the deal is even bigger than most recognize because of an earlier bankruptcy agreement worked out with MLB that limits the revenue sharing aspect.
-- Kenneth Steinhorn at Isportsweb worries the whole deal could ultimately morph into a Ponzi scheme.
In some non-TV items:
-- Hey, I want to be a vice president! The Dodgers promoted, sort of, four in their front office to vice-president positions – Logan White (scouting), De Jon Watson (player development), Vance Lovelace (player personnel) and Rick Ragazzo (professional scouting).
-- Jon Heyman at CBS Sports said seven teams are interested in signing Shane Victorino, including the Giants.