The 2012 playoffs are just around the corner. That means the 2013 free agent market is just down the block.
The jockeying for position in these last two and a half weeks of the seasons pales in comparison to the offseason jockeying they'll undertake this winter. The following is a guide for readers of the top impact players that will be available on the open market this winter.
Any players with a club option for 2013 are excluded—hence the omission from this list of guys like David Wright, Brian McCann, R.A. Dickey, and Robinson Cano. They don't come with no strings attached. But what of everyone else? Who are the top stars available, and how much will they fetch?
(All salary information sourced from www.Baseball-Reference.com)