I wouldn't read too much hoopla into this; it's basically what they've been doing on and off for the last couple years anyway, similar to Wednesday night, and it's non-exclusive so the local teams will still have their broadcasts, unlike on Sundays when it's Disney-only.
The big news here is bad news: no more Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day telecasts. Phooey on them.
I saw where Jeff Nelson was openly critical of Seattle management for not going out and getting anyone. It was a pretty nasty interview with him, and I can't imagine the atmosphere in the clubhouse is all that great right now.