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Ohtani won't play in Dodgers' spring training opener; stays away from live batting practice

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By LARRY LAGE

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No athlete on planet Earth is worth 700 million dollars. Los Angeles has been duped.

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YakYak -

No athlete on planet Earth is worth 700 million dollars. Los Angeles has been duped.

Not on performance, that is undeniable. But in off-field revenue - such as merchandise sales, sold out stadia and a constant, weekly supply of cashed up Japanese fans flying into LA to support the Dodgers - they will more than recoup the massive investment in Ohtani.

In fact, I've read that some say the deal should have been more than $1 Billion, and that Ohtani sold himself short.

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In fact, I've read that some say the deal should have been more than $1 Billion, and that Ohtani sold himself short.

That is plausible, but I'd wager not gonna happen. He has to remain healthy, and Ohtani has shown signs of breaking down. if his on field performance slips for any reason, so will the sponsorships and viewing audience.

10 years is a long time....

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He never been in a single playoff game

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