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Where will Bryce Harper play baseball next season?

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According to OddsShark Alan Trammell Jersey , the Chicago Cubs are the favorites (+150et $100 to win $150), followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers (+350), New York Yankees (+450), Philadelphia Phillies (+650), Washington Nationals (+700), Boston Red Sox (+900), Los Angeles Angels (+1200) and San Francisco Giants (+1500).Harper, 25 http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authentic-al-kaline-jersey , is set to become a free agent next summer in a loaded class that will likely also include Manny Machado and Clayton Kershaw. He's expected to command an absurd contract this offseason, potentially garnering anywhere from $300-400 million.By his own lofty standards, Harper has had an up-and-down 2018 season. The down has been his .247 batting average, though he's made up for that with 34 homers, 97 RBI, 97 runs, 12 stolen bases and a solid .394 on-base percentage and .894 OPS.He was the 2012 NL Rookie of the Year, 2015 NL MVP and is a six-time All-Star. He remains one of MLB's most visible and marketable superstars Lance Parrish Jersey , and there will be a bidding war for his services this offseason.The Cubs, Dodgers or Yankees landing him would be a classic case of the rich getting richer. The Cubs were the 2016 World Series champions and are all but a lock to return to the postseason this year for the fourth straight year, while the Dodgers traded for Machado this offseason, have reached the postseason in five straight seasons (likely to be a sixth this year) and won the NL pennant last year.And the Yankees are primed to reach the postseason for the third time in four years and already have the slugging pair of Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton in the middle of the lineup.If any of those teams land Harper, it will be scary for the rest of baseball. If Harper moved to the Cubs or Yankees, an argument could be made that their respective lineups would be one of the best in recent baseball history.A move to the Dodgers would put Harper close to his childhood home of Las Vegas, and it would hand the Dodgers yet another massive piece in their lineup as they push for the elusive championship.Joining up with the Phillies or Braves would mark a huge leap forward in the development process of both franchises, as Harper would be the centerpiece of a young core on both rosters.Of course http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authentic-omar-infante-jersey , there's always a chance Harper returns to the Nationals, but each of the five teams mentioned above have more intriguing rosters than the Nats at this point in time. Manny MachadoUnlike Harper, Machado will participate in the postseason after he was traded to the Dodgers from the Baltimore Orioles.Machado will be in the news as much as Harper throughout the offseason, as he too could change the course of a certain franchise.Although he prefers shortstop, Machado is open to playing third base for a team that has an established shortstop, per Fancred's Jon Heyman.Ross D. Franklin/Associated PressThe market for Machado will obviously grow in the coming months, but his potential suitors are starting to come out of the woodwork.According to Heyman, the St. Louis Cardinals could be a major player for Machado in the offseason http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authentic-travis-wood-jersey , but Heyman previously reported the Yankees are Machado's preferred destination.The Yankees have an allure few franchises in the world can match, and if Machado's heart is set on a return to the AL East, the Yankees will find a way to make it happen.Other teams like the Phillies could easily jump into the Machado market, but for now, it's less developed because he could play up to an extra month of baseball.Follow Joe on Twitter, JTansey90.

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