OK. I understand that a guy has basically 3 option years. These are years that he is on the 40 man roster where he can freely be moved up and down. I also understand that these are not calendar years but 12 month periods, right? OS if A guy is brought up in July, he doesn't have 3 years until July. Same if it's a post season add to protect from the Rule 5, right? A guy is added in November 2008, so his option years are essentially entire 2009, 2010, and 2011 seasons because he wasn't on the 40 man during the 2008 season... Or am I wrong on multiple counts?