Everett’s 2007 option
Since this comes up in nearly every thread, I thought I’d attempt to answer it clearly, on the front page.
We believe that Carl Everett’s option for next year vests at about 450 plate appearances. That’s been where the M’s have set the playing-time bar for other contracts, and from what we know about the contract, it fits. He has ~320 right now, and if he continues to DH even against righties only, he’ll vest.
The option year, if triggered, is another year for the same amount of money, or about $3.4m. The club has to buy it out if he doesn’t reach the playing time quota, or they could decide to pick the option up for next year anyway.
There you go.