Author Topic: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread  (Read 52859 times)

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #200: November 03, 2017, 04:20:56 PM »
I think everyone had been saying all along that the option was unlikely to be exercised, bc the team wouldn't pay him $5m to be a bench guy.  I don't necessarily agree that a good bench player isn't worth a substantial contract, but I think this was the expected outcome.

Even if he's a bench guy here, if AL teams view him as a mainstay at DH, you can exercise the option then trade him for something.