TWCThe Los Angeles Dodgers have plenty to look forward to as the first game of spring training nears.  Soon, Don Mattingly will be able to let on-field results dictate position battles and the pitching staff, but how many people will get to see it all unfold?

Currently, the Dodgers’ cable network, SportsNet LA, is only set to be carried by Time Warner when it launches on Feb. 25.  As is often the case when a team creates its own network, other cable providers become leery of the cost of doing business to carry the network, which they must transfer to their customers — whether or not the customers are interested in having the channel added on to their plan.

That in particular appears to be the case with Time Warner, who reportedly isn’t interested in offering SportsNet LA to only those interested, say an a la carte model is “not really on the table.” Given that the Dodgers’ first regular season game isn’t until March 22 and hopefully a deal will be made by then.  With all parties involved looking to agree to the most beneficial terms possible, negotiations of this nature typically continue to the last minute.

Dodgers Nation News

Dodgers News: Juan Uribe Receives Support From Fellow Teammates

Dodgers News: Paco Rodriguez Likely To Start Season In Majors

Dodgers Rumors: Andre Ethier, Brandon Phillips Trade In The Future?

Dodgers News: Keep An Eye On Jarret Martin, Pedro Baez & Carlos Frias

Dodgers News: Mattingly And Ramirez Talk Possible Extension, Focus

Dodgers News: SportsNet LA Likely Won’t Be Offered ‘A La Carte’

Dodgers 2014 Player Profiles: Matt Magill Looks To Regain Form, Control

Dodgers News

In Case You Missed It: 32 To The Infinite Power — Dodger Insider

Leave Kenley Jansen Alone — True Blue LA

An Interesting Note On Carl Crawford — Lasorda’s Lair

Juan Uribe Appreciates Support From Dodgers Teammates — LA Times

Projected 2017 Dodgers’ Lineup — Dodgers Digest

MLB News

Mariners, Red Sox In Talks With Chris Capuano — MLBTradeRumors

Collision Course: MLB Catchers Prep For Plays At  Plate — USA Today

Robinson Cano Primed For New Start — ESPN

Ryan Goins Will Have Competition To Be Blue Jays’ Second Baseman — Sporting News

Rangers’ Yu Darvish Jokes About Tanaka Contract — USA Today

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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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