2010 Options

Today let’s take a look at the 2010 options – there are 38 of them, as far as I can tell.  Do you agree with these groupings?

Likely To Be Exercised
Josh Beckett (30) – $12MM club option with a $2MM buyout
Carl Crawford (28) – $10MM club option with a $1.25MM buyout
Akinori Iwamura (31) – $4.25MM club option with a $250K buyout
Cliff Lee (31) – $8MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Victor Martinez (31) – $7MM club option with a $250K buyout
Magglio Ordonez (36) – $15MM club/vesting option with a $3MM buyout (will probably vest)
Matt Thornton (33) – $2.25MM club option with a $250K buyout
Brandon Webb (31) – $8.5MM club option with a $500K+ buyout

To Be Determined
Doug Brocail (43) – $2.85MM club option with a $250K buyout
Coco Crisp (30) – $8MM club option with a $500K buyout
Alan Embree (40) – $3MM club option with a $250K buyout
Pedro Feliz (35) – $5MM club option with a $500K buyout
Ryan Franklin (37) – $2.75MM club option with a $250K buyout
Ramon Hernandez (34) – $8.5MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Masahide Kobayashi (36) – $3.25MM club option with a $250K buyout
Kevin Millwood (35) – Rangers can decline $12MM salary for ’10 unless he reaches 180 innings in ’09
Melvin Mora (38) – club option
Miguel Olivo (31) – $3.25MM mutual option
Vicente Padilla (32) – $12MM club option with a $1.75MM buyout
J.J. Putz (33) – $8.6MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Luis Vizcaino (35) – $4MM club option with a $500K buyout
Tim Wakefield (43) – perpetual $4MM club option
Jack Wilson (32) – $8.4MM club option with a $600K buyout

Unlikely To Be Exercised
Rafael Betancourt (35) – $5.4MM club option
Frank Catalanotto (36) – $5MM club option with a $2MM buyout
Jermaine Dye (36) – $12MM mutual option with a $1MM buyout (unlikely that both sides will exercise)
Adam Eaton (32) – $9MM mutual option with a $500K buyout
Ross Gload (34) – $2.6MM club option
Alex Gonzalez (32) – $6MM mutual option with a $500K buyout
Tim Hudson (34) – $12MM mutual option with a $1MM buyout
Geoff Jenkins (35) – $7.5MM mutual option with a $1.25MM buyout
Austin Kearns (30) – $10MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Noah Lowry (29) – $6.25MM club option
Freddy Sanchez (32) – $8MM club option with a $600K buyout
Yorvit Torrealba (31) – $4MM mutual option with a $500K buyout
Billy Wagner (38) – $8MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Yasuhiko Yabuta (37) – $4MM club option with a $500K buyout
Dmitri Young (36)  -$6MM option vests with 500 PAs in ’09



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