Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Many Options Declined Around Majors
A quick flurry of options were declined today, so let's recap the action.
The Kansas City Royals declined options on both reliever David Riske and starter Odalis Perez. Riske declined his half of the mutual option, so it looks like his time in K.C. is over. As for Perez, there was no way the Royals were gonna pick up his dreaded $9M option.
The Chicago White Sox matched the Royals, declining the options on both outfielder Darin Erstad and reliever Mike Myers. Erstad's option was at a steady $3.5M, and Myers' sat at $1.1M.
Curt Schilling also filed for free-agency today, but still believes the Red Sox are the front-runners to sign him. On his blog, he lists the teams he may play for: "Cleveland, Detroit, Anaheim, New York Mets, Philadelphia, Atlanta, L.A., S.D., Arizona, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis, Milwaukee."