I betcha they would be very interested in the South OC market.... they already have all of Los Angeles and North OC.... South OC would just make that market complete. -- "I reject your reality and substitute my own!"
IMHO there's no way Cox will give up SD. All of Orange County is technically in the LA market so it's fair game. As for any future mergers, I wouldn't be terribly surprised if Cox tried to gain majority control of TWC.