Let's take a look at the 2010 options facing the Rays.
- Carl Crawford – $10MM+ club option with a $1.25MM buyout. According to Cot's, Crawford's 2010 option may increase to $11.5MM with escalators. His defense may make him worth the money even if his bat doesn't bounce back. He'll turn 28 in August.
- Akinori Iwamura – $4.25MM+ club option with a $250K+ buyout. With a typical Iwamura season, this figures to be exercised. If not, Iwamura can become a free agent despite having only three years service time (a typical arrangement for Japanese players here).
- Brian Shouse – $1.9MM club option with a $200K buyout. So far Shouse has done his job shutting down lefties. He turns 41 in September.