After news broke that Adam Wainwright will miss the entire 2011 MLB season, the Cardinals have a serious decision to make whether or not they want to exercise his option for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
Originally, that option was extended due to Wainwright’s stellar 2010 performance when the "Cards" saw their No. 2 starter end the season second in the National League Cy Young voting.
Even though Wainwright’s option is currently guaranteed, it could also be declined if he ends the 2011 season on the disabled list.
This is become an all-too-real reality for St. Louis and Adam Wainwright.
If the Cardinals decide to decline Wainwright his option for the 2012 and 2013 seasons, here are 10 teams that may be willing to take a chance on Wainwright coming off a whole year missed due to Tommy John surgery.