Below are key players in the division who are eligible for free agency after this season. If money is a motivator, look for some big-stat seasons out of this group. Keep closest watch on Dawson, Bonds and Ozzie Smith—all of whom have shown signs of restlessness.
CHICAGO: Andre Dawson, Greg Maddux, Luis Salazar
MONTREAL: Gary Carter, Spike Owen
NEW YORK: Daryl Boston, David Cone, Dave Magadan,
PHILADELPHIA: Dale Murphy
PITTSBURGH: Barry Bonds, Doug Drabek, Gary Redus
ST. LOUIS: Jose DeLeon, Pedro Guerrero, Bryn Smith, Ozzie Smith