For some players, the idea of playing in a big city like New York, Boston or Philadelphia is appealing. The connection with the a team's fanbase is something that certain players thrive on.
Derek Jeter, for instance, has lived under the scrutiny of playing for the New York Yankees for his entire career. He's endured slumps, streaks, peaks and valleys. But he never buckled under the pressure and he is still playing admirably today.
Playing in such a big market is not such a joyride for other players, however. Javier Vazquez has had two stints with the Bronx Bombers. His first was bad and his second was worse. He's performed well in other cities he's played in—Atlanta, Montreal, Chicago and Phoenix. But the pressure of playing in the Big Apple seemed to be too much for the right-hander.
With the trade season a couple months away, let's take a look at some players who could be dealt over the summer and who might prefer to stay away from the big cities.