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Rise and Phight: 12/20/2023

They’re going to be in it until the end

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Before, we were all waiting for Shohei Ohtani to sign.

Now, it seems that everyone in the industry is waiting for Yoshinobu Yamamoto to sign. Strange world we live in where two players can hold up an entire free agent market. Has this ever happened before? When Manny Machado and Bryce Harper were free agents, at least many teams knew they weren’t a fit for the duo so they moved on to different things. This is just a little weird for me.

Oh well.

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