Remaining Contract Options

By the end of today, teams and players must decide on all 2012 contract options.  Here's what's left:

Cardinals

  • Rafael Furcal – $12MM club option with a $1.3MM buyout.  This is a lock to be declined, unless the Cardinals sign him to an extension first.
  • Octavio Dotel – $3.5MM club option with a $750K buyout.  I'm guessing the Cardinals will exercise this option.

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43 Comments on "Remaining Contract Options"


3 years 10 months ago

CC Sabathia 7 years 180 Mil, Texas.

0bsessions
3 years 10 months ago

Coming off of a mediocre, injury plagued year with lingering questions about his health in a very strong closer class compared to last season? Soriano would be nuts to opt out. He’d be lucky to get two years to begin with, much less two years at his current salary.

John
3 years 10 months ago

I know

jwsox
3 years 10 months ago

I dont know he has a great agent who can sweet talk the best of them. He probably wouldnt be able to get the per year average. But more years would be a possibility for him.

Joey Stanley
3 years 10 months ago

Saw in the AJC this morning that McLouth’s option was officially declined…not a shocker there.

chico65
3 years 10 months ago

While not quite a Blanco check, 1.15MM is nothing to sneeze at.  I think Henry will go for it.

stl_cards16
3 years 10 months ago

Cardinals are holding a press conference here soon, not sure what for.   hmmmmmm

chico65
3 years 10 months ago

Albert already, or something more mundane?

Congrats on the series win.

MistahGuy
3 years 10 months ago

LaRussa is coming back, 1 year per usual.  Possibly may announce a Molina extension as well… 

stl_cards16
3 years 10 months ago

It’s on now.  Larussa is retiring. 

stl_cards16
3 years 10 months ago

TLR retires!  Congrats on a great career Tony! and thank you!

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 10 months ago

A little surprising. But it’s always nice to see a guy leaving on his on terms.

notsureifsrs
3 years 10 months ago

time to offer dave duncan the first ever $10M pitching coach salary

jwsox
3 years 10 months ago

he was the only manager to ever retire after winning the world series…thought that was interesting to hear

Joey Stanley
3 years 10 months ago

I wouldn’t mind seeing Furcal back in a Braves uniform for one more season while Pastornicky gets ready in AAA, but he’s said he wants to return to St. Louis.  While Alex Gonzales has been great defensively, his bat is not very consistent…plus, I’m sure he’d want a longer deal than one year, which is all the Braves want to sign a SS for because Pastonicky should be ready by next year.

NYBravosFan10
3 years 10 months ago

I agree totally. If we’re gonna get a shortstop via free agency it’s going to be a 1-year deal with possibly a team-option in case Pastornicky still isn’t ready. I’m going to predict that Alex Gonzalez comes back.

NYBravosFan10
3 years 10 months ago

Thanks for “liking” that. It was my 1000th lol

ChiefTomahawk
3 years 10 months ago

Furcal would be a nice fit for a one year deal. He is a B-level shortstop and probably one of the best available, arguably as good as Rollins. Furcal is also a slight upgrade over A Gon. He has comparable defense but his OBP is great.

East Coast Bias
3 years 10 months ago

Wasn’t there a falling out between Furcal and Wren, or Braves, when he signed with LA a few years back?

Joey Stanley
3 years 10 months ago

Yeah, Furcal led the Braves to believe he was going to re-sign, but he basically did that to increase the offer from LA.  So he used the Braves to get a bigger pay day in LA…and the Braves had announced they were re-signing him before it was official, which was a little embarassing for Wren & Co.

NYBravosFan10
3 years 10 months ago

Why the whoosafudge does it take so long for the Braves to do things when there is a time limit? They always wait until the last minute to decide options and rarely make early trades at the deadline.

3 years 10 months ago

Sweet Jesus, Henry Blanco is still playing

3 years 10 months ago

Does anyone know, do teams retain the “exclusive negotiating window” on players that they decline options on?

3 years 10 months ago

I do believe they do cause they are now free agents and there is that window all teams get with their former players.

55saveslives
3 years 10 months ago

Is it too early to decline Zito’s 2014 option?

crashcameron
3 years 10 months ago

Ask Aaron Rownd

3 years 10 months ago

Really curious which way the Reds are going to go on Phillips and Cordero.  I agree with what was said on top but honestly I am really hoping they announce a reasonable deal with Phillips for a multiyear deal.  Cordero had a nice comeback year this year over his previous few with Cincy. I would not be upset keeping him a few more years either. Needs to be around 7 millionish though. Not anything over 9 million.

GSJays
3 years 10 months ago

Tim Dierkes would be more credible if he did more research. Soria’s option is vested as a result of innings pitched in 2011.

3 years 10 months ago

It’s a rumors website, not MLB.com, take a deep breath and hold it, preferrably for a long long time.

Shu13
3 years 10 months ago

His option vested w/ only 39 innings pitched?
I was under the impression it was a player option not a vesting option….

crashcameron
3 years 10 months ago

you’d be more credible if … well, you had any

3 years 10 months ago

DBacks should decline on hill and trade Wade Miley to the Nationals for Ian Desmond, would be a win for both sides especially if the DBacks intend on tendering Joe Saunders.

East Coast Bias
3 years 10 months ago

Sabathia has a few more hours to opt out…

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

Weird it hasn’t happened yet. Makes me believe there is some last minute discussion btw his agent and the Yankees to get a deal done. Only thing I can think of for the moment. 

East Coast Bias
3 years 10 months ago

YES!

chico65
3 years 10 months ago

I love it when the Yanks fans turn on each other, especially when arguing about Sox players.  Priceless.

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

Just a little misunderstanding interpreting value. No rubbernecking. Move on. 

3 years 10 months ago

So im assuming since we haven’t heard anything out of St. Louis, that the Cardinals are going to decline both options of Furcal and Dotel?

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

No doubt, but considering the constant talk of him “opting out” you’d think it would have been a headline first thing this morning or at a minimum, by noon. Just makes me think that the Yanks and his agent are working on something right now. At least I can hope. 

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

I’m not sure Oswalt is a “better” pitcher than Beckett. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. Hamels is not better than CC not even close, at least not yet – Lee is a pretty even match up and yes Halladay probably has the slight edge over all of them, but he is human too and we’ve seen that. He pitched awesome this season, but it wasn’t his best. Buchholz is a really weird thing. Guy has really only had one great season out of 3 and 1 partial so the jury is still out on him. His ability is probably #3, but right now with the injuries he’s had, he is #4 or 5 until he can prove otherwise. It’s really the exact same thing with Phil Hughes and as of today he is the Yanks #5 starter.

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

Fair enough, but I am looking at more than just 2011. 

3 years 10 months ago

I had no idea Greinke was the best SP in the game!  or that Bartolo Colon is slightly better than Beckett.  Thanks!

3 years 10 months ago

Source?