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When baseball stars on expiring contracts get traded in July Jarrod Dyson Jersey , there’s usually no need to find long-term housing.Infielders Manny Machado, Mike Moustakas and Brian Dozier; starting pitchers Cole Hamels, J.A. Happ and Nathan Eovaldi; catcher Martin Maldonado; and closer Zach Britton are among the players dealt ahead of this week’s deadline for trades without waivers. All could be eligible for free agency after the World Series.Most will find new clubs, like Randy Johnson (Houston for Arizona after 1998), CC Sabathia (Milwaukee for the Yankees after 2008), Aroldis Chapman (Chicago Cubs for a Yankees return following 2016) and Yu Darvish (Los Angeles Dodgers for the Chicago Cubs last offseason).Few decide to stay, such as Yoenis Cespedes with the New York Mets after the 2015 seasonAdding to the intrigue is last offseason’s slow free-agent market, which saw veterans scramble during spring training to find cut-rate contracts as opening day approached.A look at some of the potential free agents and their situations:COLE HAMELSChicago is paying just $5 million to the 34-year-old left-hander, who struck out nine Wednesday night to win his Cubs debut 9-2 at Pittsburgh. If he is overwhelming the rest of the way, the Cubs likely would exercise his $19 million option for 2019. Otherwise, they would decline and get reimbursed by Texas for his $6 million buyout. If he is reasonably successful but not dominant, Wrigley Field could be his home for the next two years rather than him taking the risk of going on the market and getting squeezed.MANNY MACHADOHe is among the most-anticipated of the players in this offseason’s market, a free agent at age 26 who could command a deal of eight-to-10 years or more, perhaps with an opt out or two that could set him up for free agency again in his early 30s. Even if he leads the Los Angeles Dodgers to their first World Series title since 1988, he almost certainly would seek his market value. But if he does bring a trophy to La-La Land, there will be pressure on management to pay to keep him in Dodgers blue.MIKE MOUSTAKASA World Series champion and two-time All-Star with Kansas City ttp://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-brad-boxberger-jersey , he expected a big-money, long-term contract as a free agent last winter. Instead, he re-signed with the Royals in March for an end-of-offseason closeout price: $5.5 million guaranteed and $2.2 million in performance bonuses he is on track to earn. He joined a Milwaukee team that has never won a World Series, losing to St. Louis in its only appearance in 1982. His home runs are down slightly this year and his RBIs up. He turns 30 next month. His deal’s $15 million mutual option seems designed not to be exercised. If he powers the Brewers to a deep October run, he’ll likely decline. If he doesn’t perform, the team will say no thanks.MARTIN MALDONADOHe is likely a short-term guest in Houston. Brian McCann had knee surgery last month and is due back in August, and the Astros obtained the Gold Glove winner from the Los Angeles Angels as an upgrade while he is out. Houston holds a $15 million option on McCann, who is valued by the team’s pitchers and in the clubhouse.J.A. HAPPA left-hander who turns 36 in October, Happ could find happiness in Yankee Stadium. New York’s rotation is uncertain behind Luis Severino, with concerns about Masahiro Tanaka’s elbow, CC Sabathia’s knee and Sonny Gray’s fortitude. Jordan Montgomery won’t return from Tommy John surgery until late next season at the earliest, and while New York is expected to pursue a top free-agent starter such as Dallas Keuchel, or Clayton Kershaw if he opts out of his Dodgers’ deal, New York wants more rotation depth.ZACH BRITTONIt is hard to imagine Britton staying in the Bronx, where Aroldis Chapman is the closer and starting pitching is a more urgent need. But David Robertson is a free agent after the season and Dellin Betances is under control for only one more year. New York general manager Brian Cashman gave Andrew Miller a $36 million, four-year deal after the 2014 season when he already had Robertson to close and Betances to set up.— Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesThe Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Boston Red Sox Daniel Descalso Jersey , 3-2 in 18 innings in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday. Boston now leads the series two games to one heading into Game 4 on Saturday night at 8:09 p.m. ET.Here's a look at some odds, prop bets and a Game 4 score prediction. OddsPer OddsShark, Los Angeles is a -170 favorite over Boston (bet $170 to win $100), and the game has an over/under of eight runs. Bets immediately came in on L.A. and the over when the Game 4 line was initially posted, as the Dodgers were initially -150 favorites in a matchup with a 7.5-run total.The moves are in reaction to Game 3, as the Dodgers grabbed series momentum with their seven-hour, 20-minute win capped by a Max Muncy walk-off home run. The emotional toll of losing a marathon World Series game may be too much for Boston to overcome.Both bullpens are also taxed, and the previously tabbed Game 4 starter (Nathan Eovaldi) is unavailable, as he was Boston's only pitcher from the 12th through 18th innings.On the plus side for Boston, only one reliever (closer Craig Kimbrel) pitched more than one full inning on Friday. On the minus side, Boston must find a way to build a bridge from innings one through nine with Eovaldi now out. That may be a tall order against a Dodgers team that has 12 players who hit 11 or more home runs this season.The Red Sox are facing tough Game 4 obstacles, which explains the opening line and line movement. Prop Bets (Top 10 and Ties for MVP)Boston Red Sox OF Mookie Betts: 13-5Boston Red Sox DH JD Martinez: 10-3Boston Red Sox OF Andrew Benintendi: 4-1Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts: 9-1Los Angeles Dodgers IF Max Muncy: 13-1Los Angeles Dodgers SS Manny Machado: 13-1Boston Red Sox SP David Price: 14-1Boston Red Sox SP/RP Nathan Eovaldi: 17-1Boston Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr.: 17-1Boston Red Sox 3B Rafael Devers: 20-1Los Angeles Dodgers OF Cody Bellinger: 20-1Bettors can get great value on any MVP pick. Per Oddschecker, no player has higher odds than Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts, who will likely be the American League MVP.Betts would be the safest pick as the best player on the team most likely to win the World Series. Despite the loss, the Red Sox are still up two games to one and -325 favorites to win it all, per OddsShark. Their worst-case scenario after five games is being down 3-2 but still getting to play at home to close out the Fall Classic.If you're searching for a good value http://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-ketel-marte-jerse , consider Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. at 17-1 and Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger at 20-1.Bradley is a defensive wizard who has a newfound knack for timely hits. His eighth-inning home run on Friday tied the game at one. Bradley was also named the ALCS MVP after homers in Games 3 and 4 in Houston helped the team to two victories.Bellinger's laser throw from center field to nab Boston second baseman Ian Kinsler at the plate in the 10th innings helped preserve a 1-1 tie. Granted, he's been ice-cold at the plate (.100 batting average), but Bellinger is capable of getting hot (as seen in the 2018 NLCS) and knocking a massive home run out of the park (he has 64 in his two-year career). Score PredictionAs of 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, no starter has been announced for Game 4 on either side.Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times provided insight as to whom that might be for the Dodgers, though:Andy McCullough McCulloughTimesThe Dodgers may not have Rich Hill listed as the starter for Game 4, but I am not sure why they would start another person for Game 4Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill went 11-5 and struck out 150 batters in 132.2 innings with a 3.66 ERA this season. He's done well in this year's playoffs, allowing just three earned runs in 10.1 innings while punching out 10.However, Hill has been wild of late, with nine walks during that same span. That may be an anomaly, as his this season walk rate was just 7.5 percent, per FanGraphs.L.A. has the luxury of going deeper into the game (barring a Hill blowup) and figuring out a path to the ninth inning from the middle frames onward.But one has to wonder how the Red Sox are going to get this done after an excruciating loss in which their scheduled Game 4 starter was used extensively.The Red Sox can throw out left-hander Drew Pomeranz, but he had a 6.08 ERA in 27 games this season. Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez would seem like the better option, but he missed half of July and all of August with an injury and struggled in his return in September (5.40 ERA). He allowed five earned runs in two of his four starts.Ultimately, it's hard to back Boston despite the good value. Take the Dodgers and the over.Pick: Dodgers 7, Red Sox 4