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Bryce Harper and Manny Machado aren’t the only impact position players on this free-agent market. Three others — Josh Donaldson, Mike Moustakas and Michael Brantley — are among the most productive players in the sport, and they will have options for the next chapter of their respective careers.

Free agents, position by position

Bryce Harper and Manny Machado aren’t the only impact position players on this free-agent market. Three others — Josh Donaldson, Mike Moustakas and Michael Brantley — are among the most productive players in the sport, and they will have options for the next chapter of their respective careers.

Free agents, position by position

None are as young or as talented as Harper and Machado (both 26), and none are as likely to change the trajectory of a franchise. But a long list of teams — we’ll get to some of them in a minute — are willing and able to commit the kind of resources it’s likely to take to lock up one of them.

So if you’re looking for a reason that this Hot Stove will get very hot very quickly, this is where you begin.

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There could be a similar dynamic in the marketplace for starting pitchers. Patrick Corbin is a solid No. 1 on a lot of team’s shopping list, with Dallas Keuchel and Nathan Eovaldi close behind — those three could set the market for the other available starters.

With the annual General Managers Meetings beginning Monday in Carlsbad, Calif., let’s look at the five teams who register the highest on our Sense of Urgency meter:

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1. Angels
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