Let's take a look at the 2010 options facing the Pirates.
- Jack Wilson - $8.4MM club option with a $600K buyout. According to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wilson "offered to renegotiate [the option] at a lower rate in exchange for a long-term deal, but there has been no formal response." Wilson is a 31 year-old no-bat all-glove guy. It would probably make more sense for the Bucs to just unload the remaning $5.75MM he has coming.
- Freddy Sanchez - $8MM club option with a $600K buyout. Vests with 635 PAs in 2009 or 600 PAs and an All-Star selection in 2009. Sanchez already has 197 PAs, and it's not inconceivable that he could represent the Pirates in the All-Star game. Barring a major injury, he's a Pirate in 2010. The whole situation has sworn the Pirates off vesting options, according to Kovacevic.
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