Alright, time to lump today’s remaining options together in one post.
- The Pirates declined Jason Michaels’ $2.6MM option. He could re-sign for less.
- The Phillies declined their options on So Taguchi ($1.25MM with a $150K buyout) and Tom Gordon ($4.5MM with a $1MM buyout). The moves may have been Pat Gillick’s last as GM.
- The Brewers declined Craig Counsell’s $3.4MM option, paying a $400K buyout.
- The Athletics declined Alan Embree’s $3MM option. As a Type B free agent, the A’s could offer him arbitration. Susan Slusser spoke to Embree, who didn’t mind having the option declined.