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I’ve heard the word “collusion” bandied about with reckless abandon when it comes to this offseason. It’s odd to think that that is the reason for the slow offseason, but it’s a brainworm that has gotten inside some people’s heads. There have been quite a few pieces written this offseason on a national level discussing the slow offseason, looking for reasons why so many high caliber players are still available, but it really can be boiled down to three things:

  1. Ohtani
  2. Yamamoto
  3. TV money

Those are the things that held everything up to the point where inactivity became the norm.