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DJ LeMahieu Is the Clearest Sign Yet That the Yankees Won't Pay for Manny Machado

All winter long, we’ve been waiting—depending on where you stand, either expectantly or with dread—for the tweet from one of baseball’s more trustworthy rumor-mongers that finally links Manny Machado with the Yankees. It’s the prophecy that was written in the stars long ago. Thousands of years ago, mysterious beings drew this union in the Nazca Lines in Peru, of a figure loafing toward first base while a stick figure bearing an interlocking NY logo hands him a big bag with a dollar sign on it. It’s the kind of prediction you could comfortably make, even while the nouveau riche teams like the Phillies and Cubs and Dodgers lurked.