Who do you think the top 5 FA players will go to and why?
(let's just the say the top 5 are Harper, Machado, Kimbrel, Corbin & Keuchel)
Harper goes to SF. They are dying for some offense and someone who can supplement Posey. Also, could help Bad Bum re-sign. Who better than Harper to hit souvenirs into McCovey Cove?
8 years/300 million
Machado stays in LA. Dodgers promise to keep him at SS and move Seager to 3B. Turner moves to 2nd...but those 3, along with Chris Taylor, can move all over the field. Dodgers all in for Kershaw's last years. He will be young enough to sign one last major deal after this deal is up.
5 years/200 million
Kimbrel stays with Boston. This team is so good, and will be in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mode. More annual $ to keep him less years. Becomes the highest paid closer in those terms.
3 years/60 million
Philly misses out on Harper and Machado and panics. They overspend on Corbin, thinking a rotation of Nola, Arrieta, Corbin, etc. will make up for it.
6 years/150 million
Keuchel switches leagues and joins a rotation of deGrom/Syndergaard and Wheeler. One last chance before the Mets blow things up.
3 years/75 million
Who goes where??