Let's take a look at the 2010 options facing the Mets.
- Billy Wagner – $8MM club option with a $1MM buyout. Wagner had Tommy John surgery in September of last year. According to former teammate Scott Schoeneweis via Adam Rubin, the Mets told Wagner that month the option won't be picked up. Wagner reportedly wants to close in 2010 anyway. He may get a few innings in September '09 for the Mets as an audition for his next team.
- J.J. Putz – $8.6MM club option with a $1MM buyout. Based on the contract details at Cot's, it seems that it might be an $8.9MM option for '10 because Putz finished 65 games in 2007. For Putz to be worth $7.6MM+ net next year, he'd have to be one of the game's top setup men. That has not been the case so far, as his K/9 is down to 5.7 and his BB/9 still high at 4.7. His average fastball velocity is down a full 2 mph from last year.