Who has options left?

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At MLB Trade Rumors, Tim runs down his list of players who are out of options. My only issue is that it covers players not on the 40-man roster. The only way option status affects those players is if they make the team out of spring training, and then the team later wants to option the player. Since we’re not thinking quite that far ahead yet, we can just look at the 40-man and determine who has options and who does not. Remember, too, that a player who was added to the 25-man roster three years ago must clear waivers before being sent on an optional assignment.

For the Yankees, Tim lists Chad Gaudin and Sergio Mitre as optionless players. Edwar Ramirez also appears to be out of options, but he might have one left. The Yankees certainly used options in 2007 and 2009. In 2008 they optioned him to AAA Scranton to start the season, but recalled him on April 18, sent him down the next day, and recalled him for good on April 29. Boone Logan is another case to examine a bit further. The Yankees were granted a fourth option for Juan Miranda, so he can start the season in Scranton as well.

Cervelli reveals Winter Ball injury
2010 Draft: Baseball America's Early Projection
  • Stryker

    speaking of edwar, i think the ship’s passed on this guy. why are the yankees keeping him around? at this point is it just for depth?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Because there’s been no compelling reason to get rid of him. He’s probably the first guy gone from the 40-man if they need a spot.

      • Tom Zig

        I heard he is a pretty good batting practice pitcher.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      He’s a phenomenal cook. His duck L’orange is to die for.

    • GG2000

      Swish: Well, I’m still in. Edwar, how about you?
      Edwar: Maybe I should fold.
      Swish: Well, let me see. Let me see first. No, not with a hand like that. Come on. Dare me. Go on, bluff me. Come on.
      Edwar: How much should I bet?
      Swish: If it were me, I’d bet everything. But that’s me. I’m an aggressive gambler. Mr. Vegas. Come on. Go for it. Go for it. Yes, yes, there we go. I’m in.
      Edwar: What do you got?
      Swish: Well, I got a full house. Three threes and two sixes, that’s a full house. What have you got?
      Edwar: Two fours, I got an ace.
      Swish: You got an ace, an eight and a seven. Well, you lose. If you would’ve had four fours, you would’ve won. You’re getting good. Starting to get the hang of it. Isn’t this fun? You’re pretty good for a first time, really.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    I still can’t get over Edwar’s minor league numbers from 05-07. He is the epitome of minor league stats lying? Is there any chance he would pass thru waivers (maybe he’s so frail no one would see him on the waiver wire?)? I’m sure Gaudin, Mitre and Logan (LHP) would get scooped up. I assume Edwar would as well, he’s cheap and has had MLB success.

    • Zack

      Well in 2005 he wasnt in the minors, he was in independent league. In 2006 he was in independent league again, than A+ ball at 25 years old, which is like a college student going back to 8th grade and getting As.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        Even if you back out the indy league stats, looking at his AA and AAA numbers in the minors, he was absolutely lights out.

        AA: 0.54 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, 33k’s in 16.2 innings.
        AAA: 1.94 ERA,0.90 WHIP, 146k’s in 102 innings.

        He’d carry value in the NL.

    • scooter

      Edwar is this generation’s Colter Bean – remember “Free Colter Bean”? The website is STILL up:

      Either Edwar is dominant for a inning or he’s throwing BP – there’s not much in between. You wonder if the novelty has worn off.

      His FIP and xFIP were awful in 2009:

      If he looks bad in ST, I doubt a team would take a shot at him.

      Best case: he looks good in ST, and Cashman can trade him for some marginal prospect

      • Zack

        To be fair his 2009 consisted of a bad 22 innings, so SSS.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        He could probably close in the NL.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    If only Mitre still had options.

  • JPR

    Edwar has stuff but no cohones when it really matters. It shows on his face when he does not have it….which makes him the worst poker player EVER. I’d rather see Swisher pitch again.

  • JPR

    He is a Farnsworth type of inconsistent dude who should not be on any AL team…..maybe the padres or the Mets….they lost Putz and Heilmann….who do they have as a gameblower this year?It seems like the Mets are a sitcom….they could use him, it’ll give them more of a bad news bears thing they may lack.

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