Thanks to the expedited off season, teams only have five days to negotiate with their outgoing free agents and more importantly for the Mariners, options must be decided on this week as well. The Mariners have four such options to decide on.
Jose Lopez has a team option for either $4.5 or $5 million. Over his five seasons as a full time player, Lopez has averaged about 1.4 wins. The general consensus is that market value for players is a little over $4 million per win provided.