It seems that the playoffs make or break a player's reputation. Reggie Jackson will forever be known as Mr. October. Derek Jeter will be known as Mr. November. On the other hand, Alex Rodriguez seems destined to be known as a goat. Bill Buckner had more than 2,500 hits and nobody remembers a single one of them.
These days, the postseason not only can boost your legend, but it can also boost your wallet. As always, several players have made quiet a bit of money for themselves. Of course, if your contract is up and you are raking, you are in very good shape.