I think it will be based on game times and other needs.
Also playoffs pushes a team to the top and with the it's NBA over MLB.
MLB does not use RSN's for playoffs.
in Chicago the MLB teams sometimes get pushed to CSN+2 (sd only) over the NBA and NHL playoffs when the bulls and blackhawks need the main channel and the + channel also the only area system not to have CSN + HD is WOW and maybe dish but dish is a joke for RSN HD anyways.
Regarding the "second fiddle" comment, looks like it will go down as I suspected, Dodgers will have their own new network,
Time Warner Cable Said to Win Right to Carry Dodgers Games
Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) has struck a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers to broadcast the Major League Baseball team’s games, two people familiar with the matter said.
An announcement of the agreement is imminent, although no deal has been signed, said the people, who asked not to be named because the decision isn’t yet public. The games will be carried on a new regional sports network developed by Guggenheim Partners, which bought the Dodgers for $2.15 billion last year. As a partner in the project, Time Warner Cable will run the network and sell the advertisements, although it won’t own the television rights outright, the people said.
Full article at -> http://www.bloomberg...gers-games.html
Reading other articles about this deal there's been speculation that given the amount of money involved(largest ever for a sports network) that it may be the "straw that broke the camel's back" with regards to providers finally breaking off RSNs from regular programming packages and charging for them al a carte style.
Given that DIRECTV is already charging extra for the Laker channel and being a Dodger fan my monthly bill is certain to go up in the near future.