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Outside The Confines: Who is getting Yamamoto for Christmas?

The Japanese star seems poised for a New York landing.

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With the big signing of Shohei Ohtani out of the way, eyes are turning to another Japanese superstar and where he’s going to land. Yoshinobu Yamamoto, the stellar NPB pitcher who is on the cusp of moving to his first MLB team, seems to be about to sign with a New York team, but it has become a question of which one?

The Yankees and Mets have both been aggressively courting the Japanese star, and it seems likely that this will be the week we find out once and for all which cap I’ll be donning in the new year.

Here’s a little more on Yamamoto’s possible new homes:

Now onto the rest of today’s links!

  • Well that’s certainly an ace up the sleeve.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.