I spoke to Dish yesterday as I was going to cancel the service. Spoke to a really nice man who also expressed his frustration about not getting to see his Colorado teams. He indicated he's pretty sure a deal will be reached prior to the start of the baseball regular season. He tried to tell me Directv had no Fox Midwest either which is not factual as I have see recent Directv sportscast on Fox Midwest. This is what makes me skeptical they are telling the truth about the return. Hopeful but skeptical. I have given them to first pitch of the regular season. If no resolution I cancel. I'll pay the $20 per month fee. Seriously, by that time I'll accept the fact FSMW won't be back.
I was paying $13/month for multi-sport pack. I logged on to Dish website to cancel it now that NFL red zone is done for the year and their system offered multi-sport for half price for 6 months so I did that. If they don't have Fox regional channels back by then I'll be forced to drop Dish for something else.
Don't count on FSMW ever returning to Dish. Co-founder Charlie Ergen indicated in an interview last August that the local Fox sports channels will probably not be back.
I signed up for the AT&T TV free trial shortly after that. They do have FSMW. However, they do not carry one other channel (MeTV) that my wife and I watch far more often than FSMW. Thus, it's back to Dish...for now. If AT&T TV ever gets MeTV or if Spectrum would join the 21st Century and replace their IR remotes with RF I'll be dropping Dish like a hot potato, after having been with them for over 20 years.
Edit: I just read this in another thread. Dish has a list of 2020 price increases and someone pointed out that there's a possible surcharge for regional sports. Thus, FSMW might return.