How the 2012 MLB Playoffs Changed the Free Agency Picture

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How the 2012 MLB Playoffs Changed the Free Agency Picture
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The 2012 MLB playoffs aren't even halfway finished and it's already been the most insane, entertaining and unbelievable postseason in many years. With come-from-behind wins, walk-off homers and epic collapses, we've had a year's worth of theatrics in just 26 games.

Some unexpected heroes have surfaced (looking at you, Daniel Descalso) and big-time players have faltered (I haven't forgotten you, Coco Crisp). And though most players likely aren't paying attention to this fact, every potential free agent out there is auditioning on the biggest stage.

There is always a certain set of scouting reports and expectations attached to players in their final year of a contract, but a big October can swing their future fortunes immensely.

Free-agents-to-be in the 2012 playoffs have already seen their stocks rise or fall. Here are 10 ways the 2013 free agent class has changed because of the playoffs.

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