Here's a rising trend for you: One thing that MLB owners and front office executives have shown in recent seasons is that they will pay for performance when it matters the most—in the postseason.
Sure, talent is talent. You don't necessarily have to perform well in the playoffs to have a couple of suitors in the following offseason, but if you perform well when the season is on the line, the suitors line up around the block.
With the 2012 postseason set to be bigger than ever, there will be no shortage of intriguing free agents or potential suitors this winter.
We'll see some of the most interesting free agent cases of all-time, a few locks, a few surprises and everything in between, but one thing that you could bet your bottom dollar on is that there will plenty of suitors for free agents this winter.
Here are some players in the postseason who will have plenty of suitors this offseason to keep an eye on.