Predicting landing spots for the top remaining FA
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With the offseason winding down, more than 100 free agents with big-league service time remain in limbo.

Among them are All-Stars, MVP winners, and some of the game's biggest names.

With this in mind, let's take a look at the top-10 free agents and predict where they're going to end up.

10. Josh Harrison

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G PA RBI AVG FLD% WAR
97 374 37 .250 .982 0.3

Although he suffered through an injury-filled campaign that concluded with his worst regular-season numbers in seven years, the versatile 31-year-old has received plenty of interest during the offseason. With the Nationals likely out of the picture following their signing of Brian Dozier, the Rangers, Brewers, and Angels could use an infielder with Harrison's versatility.

Prediction: Rangers

9. Adam Jones

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G PA 2B RBI OPS WAR
145 613 35 63 .732 0.5

Before things unraveled last year for the Orioles, Jones was consistently among the game's top outfielders. From 2011-17, the veteran averaged 29 homers, 87 RBIs, and 153 games played per season, winning three Gold Glove awards in the process. The 33-year-old isn't a plus-defender in the outfield anymore, especially in center, but he could provide a team hunting for an affordable outfield option with a value find.

Prediction: Indians

8. Asdrubal Cabrera

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G PA HR RBI OPS WAR
147 592 23 75 .774 2.7

w/ Mets and Phillies

The market for Cabrera has been cold, which is strange considering he finished among the league's top 10 in WAR for second basemen and appeared in his most games since 2011. The two-time All-Star's defense may be the issue. Despite his positional versatility, he was worth negative defensive runs saved at second, third, and short in 2018. Still, his 23 homers, which were more than Dozier and DJ LeMahieu (who've both found reasonable deals), should offer value to a club in need.

Prediction: Brewers

Jan. 22: Cabrera signed 1-year, $3.5M contract with Rangers

7. Mike Moustakas

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G PA HR RBI OPS WAR
152 635 28 95 .774 2.4

w/ Royals and Brewers

It's the same old story for Moustakas. Similar to last offseason, the veteran third baseman hasn't been able to find a deal despite a productive 2018 campaign. Moustakas may just be waiting to see what happens with Machado before he ultimately signs, but if he waits too long he could wind up agreeing to a below-market contract similar to the $6.5-million deal he inked with the Royals last offseason. Philadelphia and the White Sox are both reportedly considering Moustakas as a backup plan if they can't sign Machado.

Prediction: Phillies

6. Marwin Gonzalez

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G PA 2B RBI OPS WAR
145 552 25 68 .733 1.6

When the Astros won the World Series in 2017, Gonzalez was a major factor. After a career season in which his 144 wRC+ ranked 12th in the league just behind MVP finalist Jose Ramirez, he couldn't replicate the same type of numbers in his walk year, but was still productive and can play almost anywhere on the field. The Padres have looked at him to potentially play shortstop and the Braves have also shown interest.

Prediction: Braves

5. A.J. Pollock

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G PA HR OPS DRS WAR
113 460 21 .800 6 2.5

When healthy, Pollock is one of baseball's most gifted players. In 2015, when he played 157 games, he was worth the sixth-highest WAR (6.8) in MLB. He's combined to play just 237 games in three seasons since, and while his numbers are solid, they're likely not good enough to get him the Lorenzo Cain deal he's seeking (five years, $80 million). He also has to compete with Harper's market and could be a fallback option for teams who miss out on signing the six-time All-Star. The Mets monitored Pollock's market early in the offseason, the Braves have reportedly shown interest, and the White Sox are a fit.

Prediction: White Sox

Jan. 24: Pollock signed 4-year, $55M contract with Dodgers

4. Dallas Keuchel

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GS IP ERA WHIP FIP WAR
34 204.2 3.74 1.31 3.69 3.6

Along with Patrick Corbin and Nathan Eovaldi, Keuchel entered the offseason as one of the more intriguing free-agent starters available. While Corbin and Eovaldi combined to earn more than $200 million on long-term deals, Keuchel remains unemployed. The 2015 American League Cy Young winner has received interest from a half dozen teams, including the Phillies and Reds, but his reported reluctance to sign a deal below five years has potentially stalled the process of finding a new home - especially after allowing the most hits (211) of any pitcher in MLB last year.

Prediction: Reds

3. Craig Kimbrel

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G IP ERA+ WHIP K% WAR
63 62.1 160 0.99 38.9% 1.5

When Cody Allen reportedly signed a one-year deal with the Angels on Thursday, another suitor in need of a closer dropped off the board. It's looking more and more like the Red Sox and Kimbrel are a match, but Boston's president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski doesn't anticipate spending big money on a closer. Dombrowski may be leveraging his position so Kimbrel drops his asking price below the $100 million he reportedly seeks, and the executive may win the sparring contest.

Prediction: Red Sox

2. Manny Machado

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G PA HR RBI OPS WAR
162 709 37 107 .905 6.2

w/ Orioles and Dodgers

The Machado sweepstakes have been interesting. From the White Sox adding brother-in-law Yonder Alonso and close friend Jon Jay to his free-agent tour of New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia, he's been a focal point of the offseason. The Yankees look unlikely to sign him after adding Troy Tulowitzki and LeMahieu, but never count them out. The Phillies have stupid money to spend and the White Sox have an offer on the table. Manny's decision will be a game-changer for the organization that acquires him, and the fight for his services will continue to be a hot story.

Prediction: White Sox

1. Bryce Harper

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G PA HR RBI OPS WAR
159 695 34 100 .889 3.5

The most marketable player in baseball is still without a home, but he's got options. Similar to Machado, Harper has been pursued by the Phillies and White Sox. He's also been linked to the Dodgers, Cubs, and Nationals at points throughout the offseason, with his former team reportedly offering more than $300 million over 10 years. Harper and Gabe Kapler reportedly "hit it off" at their most recent meeting, and Philadelphia walked out of the face-to-face sitdown feeling like they were favorites to land the 2015 National League MVP.

Prediction: Phillies

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