The Detroit Tigers return to the World Series for the second time in the past decade on Wednesday night against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.
Detroit was led this postseason by a collection of pending free-agent talent including Anibal Sanchez, Jhonny Peralta and ALCS MVP Delmon Young. These players have all proved to be irreplaceable during the 2012 postseason.
Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski will have several key free-agent decisions to make after the conclusion of the World Series. The next week or so should answer a lot of questions regarding the fate of pending Tigers free agents and others.
Here are 10 players who have made themselves irreplaceable after their strong postseason performances.