3 questions Dodgers have already answered at spring training, 1 they haven't

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Are Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto worth all that money?

The Dodgers' record-breaking, double-barreled signings of Ohtani and Yamamoto were mostly (rightfully) met with acclaim back in December, but we wouldn't have blamed you if you also had a healthy dose of skepticism. 10-12 years is a long time, and $1 billion+ is oh so much money. Ohtani has more than proven himself in MLB and will almost certainly make up the cost of his contract in ticket, jersey, memorabilia sales by the time he leaves the team. Yamamoto, on the other hand, was a more unknown quantity, and the expectations the lengths and prices of both contracts inevitably set up in front of the two stars are almost unfathomable.

Ohtani and Yamamoto don't have to be perfect throughout their Dodgers tenures to be worth the money (and don't let anyone tell you otherwise), but what we've already seen in spring training should put most worry to bed. Ohtani is hitting .583/.667/1.000 and knocked a home run in his debut; Yamamoto had an almost spotless first start (his second was more muddled, but it mostly wasn't his fault, and we'll die on that hill).

Not to mention all of the sponsors, ballpark-goers, and new fans both are bringing in that will make them worth the money in a literal sense. We shouldn't be afraid about how they'll fare in a spiritual or emotional sense either, though. Both are already working very hard to come through for this team, and there's no reason to believe that's going to change through the duration of their tenures.