Pitcher Wanted: Pirates Cut Scott Olsen

Scott Olsen is no longer a Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher

We swore it was nearly a month since anyone has even mentioned the name of left handed pitcher Scott Olsen.  He had been working in Bradenton before the news broke today. 

The lefty signed a one-year deal with the Buccos worth a little(lot) over $550,000,  with a club option for 2012.   He had made headlines more for what he said off the field than how he played on the field.  He was injured in spring training and while we were in Bradenton wore a pullover and signed autographs for everyone in sight.

We aren’t sure how much the Bucs will be on the hook for with Olsen.  But since we don’t have anything to remember him for on the field we will just have to go with the quote one more time.

They didn’t bring me in here to be a bullpen guy.  They want to do that, we are going to have to have a conversation about it, and we haven’t had one about it.

Good luck Scott Olsen.

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Topics: Pittsburgh Pirates Blog, Scott Olsen

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  • cocktailsfor2

    I swear to God, if I hear ONE person moron say anything about a “salary dump,” I will go ape.

    Also, I believe the Bucs are on the hook for $450 K, unless he catches on somewhere else. Which I think is pretty unlikely before July.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dcn3569 dcn3569

    I was against this signing from the beginning. I am very happy they got rid of him. They did not need his attitude infecting the young Bucs!!!

    • http://rumbunter.com Tom Smith

      Agreed. Tool. It sucks to piss cash away on absolutely nothing.

    • http://www.twitter.com/dcn3569 dcn3569

      It may have had an effect on Morton?!? Made him work harder to win the spot?

  • Scott Andrew

    Scott Olsen is a very misunderstood player. He has great passion for the game of baseball. When healthy, Scott is one of the most competitive players in the game. When it comes to his personal life, it is no one’s business. Everyone has troubles at one time or another. If you want to see Scott just being Scott, watch him cook one of his favorite meals on ESPN or YouTube. The Phillies should pick Scott up when he is medically cleared to play.

    • http://rumbunter.com Tom Smith

      He seemed cool at Spring Training. Wish he could have got it worked out he could have helped the Bucs.