MLB free agents: Breaking down the top players available
Other than Machado, Harper and Corbin, which names do you need to know?
Baseball's winter meetings begin a week from Monday in Las Vegas. A lot of ballplayers are going to become filthy rich.
Bob Brookover takes a look at the current free-agent market, outlining which players would be worth cost and which players teams would be better off leaving on the table.
Bryce Harper, OF
The skinny: 184 home runs before the age of 26 ranks 12th all-time.
Manny Machado, SS/3B
The skinny: 175 home runs before the age of 26 ranks 16th.
Patrick Corbin, LHP
The skinny: At 29, he is the best starting pitcher on the market.
Happy to have them
Marwin Gonzalez, UTIL
The skinny: He is the kind of super utility guy Gabe Kapler loves.
Michael Brantley, LF
The skinny: Would look spectacular in an outfield with Harper in RF.
Mike Moustakas, 3B
The skinny: Only 30 and might love left-field flower bed at CBP.
J.A. Happ, LHP
The skinny: 69-40 with a 3.62 ERA since 2014.
Dallas Kuechel, LHP
The skinny: 67-45 with a 3.28 ERA since 2014.
Gio Gonzalez, LHP
The skinny: Would love to see him finally pitch for Phillies.
Andrew Miller, LHP
The skinny: Buyer beware after last year's shoulder injury.
Adam Ottavino, RHP
The skinny: Might be the best of the free-agent relievers.
Zach Britton, RHP
The skinny: It's well documented that the Phillies like him.
Jeurys Familia, RHP
The skinny: Would look great in a bullpen with Seranthony.
Craig Kimbrel, RHP
The skinny: His 5.90 postseason ERA is a little frightening.
Charlie Morton, RHP
The skinny: 29-10 with 3.36 ERA the last two years with Astros.
Lance Lynn, RHP
The skinny: His asking price figures to be way down.
Wilson Ramos, C
The skinny: At right price he is a good fit with Jorge Alfaro.
Yasmani Grandal, C
The skinny: Has hit 20-plus HRs three straight years with Dodgers.
A.J. Pollock, CF
The skinny: Worth a chance on a team friendly deal.
David Phelps, RHP
The skinny: Could be a bargain after missing last season.
Andrew McCutchen, OF
The skinny: Still has value if the price was right.
Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
The skinny: Production has never matched the talent level.
Jed Lowrie, 2B
The skinny: Phillies do not need another second baseman.
Asdrubal Cabrera, IF
The skinny: Belongs in the A.L. at this point of his career.
Jose Bautista, DH
The skinny: Also belongs in A.L.
Freddy Galvis, SS
The skinny: Phillies have too many offensive needs.
Jose Iglesias, SS
The skinny: He's Freddy Galvis with less pop.
Denard Span, CF
The skinny: Would have taken him over Ben Revere five years ago.
Matt Harvey, RHP
The skinny: What an epic freefall.
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
The skinny: The Braves can have him back if they'd like.