BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 10:  Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals and Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles talk during their game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 10, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

3 All-Star Free Agents the Phillies Will Spend Money on This Offseason

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The Philadelphia Phillies have made it no secret that the organization will be very active in free agency this offseason. Not only is it the most talented class in quite some time, but the Phils knew this, and have been preparing for it for years.


Let's take a look at the three most likely All-Stars they'll be spending that smartly-saved money on.

3. Mike Moustakas, Third Baseman, 2-Time All-Star (2015, 2017)

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Signing Mike Moustakas could be a move that sneaks under the radar, especially if things don't end up work out in the Phillies' pursuit of the clear top two free agents, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. The Phillies have a clear need at third base and Moustakas would certainly benefit from batting in the very hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Ballpark.

2. Manny Machado, Shortstop, 4-Time All-Star (2013, 2015, 2016, 2018)

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The Phillies have had their eyes on Machado for quite some time now. With former members of the Orioles' management group that drafted and molded him into the player he's become in house in Philadelphia, it would be a comfortable landing spot for the 26-year-old shortstop. Much has been made of Machado's character and effort over the last few months, but he is clearly one of the best hitters in baseball and an above-average fielder as well. He should end up signing close to a 10-year, $300-million contract, and the Phillies can afford that price tag.

1. Bryce Harper, Outfielder, 6-Time All-Star (2012, 2013, 2015–2018)

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ESPN's Buster Olney said earlier this season that he would bet the farm on the Phillies landing Machado or Harper, and that signing both is a distinct possibility as well. The Phillies have almost too much money to throw at these two game-changers this offseason, but Harper seems like more of the priority, at this point, with Rhys Hoskins likely moving back to first base. Harper's power numbers will see a major increase at Citizens Bank Park, and it appears that both sides have plenty of mutual interest in one another -- a blank check coming my way would make me quite smitten with someone too.

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