The Cardinals have a pair of contract options due after the season:
- Albert Pujols has a $16MM club option with a $5MM buyout. This will easily be exercised, but the real story will be the progress of extension talks.
- Lefty reliever Trever Miller has one of nine vesting options to follow this season. His $2MM becomes guaranteed with 45 games in 2010, a plateau that has not been a problem anytime recently. DL time due to a left arm or shoulder injury would cause this to become a club option.
Thanks to Cot's Baseball Contracts for the info.