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Five teams ready to strike once Bryce and Manny sign elsewhere

Craig Kimbrel is among the free agents who might sign soon after Bryce and Manny get their deals. Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

As the pursuit of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado drags on, other free agents remain out of focus, waiting for the stars to land their contracts. Other teams also are waiting, expecting the free-agent market to gain some clarity once Machado and Harper are off the board. Several teams are well-positioned to strike and potentially move their teams forward even without Harper or Machado.