Earlier today we learned that Diamondbacks' ace Brandon Webb will indeed go under the knife tomorrow to correct a shoulder problem that has kept him out basically all season. The procedure knocks Webb out for the remainder of the year and could keep him out for part of 2010 as well, although the recovery time is not yet known.
You may remember that injury concerns caused the D-Backs to pull their three year, $54MM extension offer to Webb last June, and that move certainly looks wise now. The club holds an $8.5MM option for Webb's services next year, but could instead buy him out for $2MM (the original $500K buyout was bumped up another $500K every time he finished in the top five in Cy Young voting from 2006-2009).
Considering the net worth of the option is just $6.5MM to the team (the same as Webb's salary this year), do you think they should pick it up? If not, what kind of contract could Webb receive in the offseason?