With advancement toward the World Series at stake, postseason baseball already has plenty of inherent drama.
That doesn't mean a particular playoff series can't become even more compelling based on certain matchups.
We get to see the best hitters face the top pitchers in the league. Veteran players pursue a championship yet again, while new faces experience the chase for the first time. Regular-season rivalries are extended into the postseason. Teams with long histories against one another add a chapter to their shared stories.
The National League playoff field has yet to be determined, but we have an idea of which teams have a strong chance of qualifying for the postseason. Based on the various possibilities that might occur, here are 10 matchups we would enjoy seeing in this year's NL playoffs.
For the American League version, Zach Rymer has you covered here.
All statistics mentioned here are current as of Sept. 10.