The 2010 MLB playoffs are in full swing, and already we have some of the best collected story lines of the year.
- The Twins fail to take advantage of their new homefield advantage coughing up two games to the one team that always seems to eliminate them: The New York Yankees.
- Roy Halladay did what no other pitcher has done since Don Larsen in 1967 by throwing two no-nos—one of the them in his first postseason appearance, as the Phillies dominated the Cincinnati Reds.
- The Rangers have shocked the Tampa Bay Rays going two up on them as they head BACK to Texas.
- Tim Lincecum fans 14 in route to the Giants first postseason win over Atlanta Thursday night.
But one other headline you won’t hear so much about is the surmountable amount of players who are playing for more than a World Series ring this postseason.
This is particularly important in fantasy baseball, because changing a players digs, can often effect the players overall value.
What would happen if a power hitter swinging the bat in hitter friendly Citizen’s Bank Park was shipped off to the black hole of Petco Field?
What would happen if a strike throwing phenom was mailed to Rangers Park in Arlington; a nightmare for most pitchers.
Below is a list of players in the playoffs you should keep track off, due to all of them becoming free agents this year. Depending on where they all go, their values could significantly rise, or detrimentally decline.
Bengie Molina, Texas Rangers
Ross Gload, Philadelphia Philles
Aubry Huff, San Francisco Giants
Placido Polanco, Philadelphia Phillies
Freddy Sanchez, San Francisco Giants ($8MM club option with $600,000 buyout)
Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves
Vladimir Guerrero, Texas Rangers
Jayson Werth, Philadelphia Phillies
Carl Crawford, Tampa Bay Rays ($10MM club option with a $1.25MM buyout)
Austin Kearns, New York Yankees
Rich Harden, Texas Rangers
Cliff Lee, Texas Rangers ($8MM club option with a $1MM buyout)
Jose Contreras, Philadelphia Phillies
Rafael Soriano, Tampa Bay Braves
Danys Baez, Philadelphia Phillies
Grant Balfour, Tampa Bay Rays