Breaking down options, opt-outs for eligible players

The free-agent pool can grow a little larger depending on what teams decide to do with players who have options for the 2018 season.

Teams have until five days after the end of the World Series to make decisions on next year’s options. Those with player options can choose to remain on their current contract, or enter free agency. Here is a list of all the players who have 2018 options, and the most likely scenarios for their future.

Exercising option is a no-brainer

Option will likely be picked up

On the fence

Won’t be picked up

Could opt out

Can opt out, but won’t

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