First, as always, thanks much to Havok. Best thread anywhere!!
I'm wondering how K-Rod's crazy option might impact his playing time.
His option is $17.5 M with a $3.5 M buy out. But, it only kicks in if he finishes 55 games in 2012. (That's finishing the game, not saves) The Mets can't hold him out of games because of the contract. But if he has a shaky stretch, nothing stops them from announcing that because of effectiveness they are going to replace him for a while.
Even for "just" the $3.5M buy out, they could find ways to limit his appearances.
Maybe he should be listed as Safe
instead of Solid