Rangers Exercise Option On Colby Lewis

The Rangers exercised their club option on righty Colby Lewis, tweets Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.  The $3.25MM option was an easy choice over the $250K buyout, as Lewis is clearly worth keeping and he'd have earned more in arbitration.

Lewis, 32, has given the Rangers 401 1/3 innings of 4.06 ball since returning from Japan on a free agent contract.  He's added another 50 innings with a 2.34 ERA in the postseason.    


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8 Comments on "Rangers Exercise Option On Colby Lewis"


chico65
3 years 10 months ago

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matt_yager
3 years 10 months ago

Colby earned it this past season.  Good for him.

oz10
3 years 10 months ago

Colby earned more than that but we luckily signed him to a great deal team wise. He should be making double.

diehardmets
3 years 10 months ago

Pretty obvious decision here. 

TXHC
3 years 10 months ago

I have a feeling he gets traded.

3 years 10 months ago

Why would a workhorse like Colby get traded? We will already be hurting for SP if CJ leaves.
I’m pretty sure Colby is a lock to stay, especially given his playoff performances. Colby’s a great pitcher and his stats were down this year only because of that hip issue.

TXHC
3 years 10 months ago

That has nothing to do with it.  Feliz will be going into the rotation, and the CJ situation will work itself out (whether by him resigning, going and getting a top flight arm via trade, or signing one).  Take all that into consideration and then look at the kind of value that Colby provides (200+ IP, 170ish Ks, 8 K/9 kind of guy) for the price you get that production at and it’s pretty obvious to see why he’s a hell of a trade chip.  Now, obviously it wouldn’t happen right away, they’ll wait to see how their pitching situation develops first before doing anything crazy.  But if the CJ situation works itself out favorably like I think it will I think there’s a very real possibility we see Colby moved.

3 years 9 months ago

No way does Colby get traded.He is such a value.Darn good performer & very affordable.