The MLB Playoffs have a huge impact on MLB players’ careers, especially their next contract. Who in the 2019 Playoffs can boost their next deal most?
After a long 162-game season which spanned over six months, we’ve finally reached the crescendo of the MLB season, the playoffs. For avid baseball fans, October baseball is one of the most entertaining times of the year, so much so that many tend to become completely entranced by the various intense matchups. Thus far, the Divisional Round has been as gripping as promised, which bodes well for the notion of the Championship Round and World Series being even more entertaining.
That being said, let’s take a broader view and take a look at what comes after the World Series champion is crowned, free agency. The offseason spending frenzy is on the horizon, and some big names playing in October have an incredible opportunity to enhance their market by performing well.
Unless disaster strikes, MLB players such as right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole, right-handed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, and third baseman Anthony Rendon will likely garner immense attention this offseason regardless of how well they play this month. However, there are a few players who reside in a state of contractual limbo, and with a strong October run (a la Nathan Eovaldi in 2018), a more lucrative contract could be in their future.