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    Scott Olsen up for grabs?

    For the second time in about a week CBS.SportsLine.com has rumored that Scott Olsen was on the market. Today they're saying that the Palm Beach Post reported that the Devil Rays don't want to part with Joey Gathright. The Marlins were willing to trade Scott Olsen for the speedy outfielder but Olsen is having a bad spring.

    Think the fish might consider one of our speedy outfielders? Denorfia, Freel or Wise aren't in the same league as Gathright so maybe throw in a second baseman. Did they ever replace Pokey? As far as Olsen having a poor spring I seem to remember reading recently that spring training stats mean nothing.
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    Re: Scott Olsen up for grabs?

    Honestly, is there something in the water in Tampa that prevents GMs from making trades to help their ballclub? The Rays are flush in young player talent, but have next to no pitching.

    Maybe there's a specific injury concern with Olsen, but otherwise I can't fathom what they're thinking.
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    Re: Scott Olsen up for grabs?

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    Honestly, is there something in the water in Tampa that prevents GMs from making trades to help their ballclub? The Rays are flush in young player talent, but have next to no pitching.

    Maybe there's a specific injury concern with Olsen, but otherwise I can't fathom what they're thinking.
    And Joey Gathright is a bench player for them - if ever there was a surplus for need trade to be made its here.
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    Re: Scott Olsen up for grabs?

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    Honestly, is there something in the water in Tampa that prevents GMs from making trades to help their ballclub? The Rays are flush in young player talent, but have next to no pitching.
    with the TB surplus of OFs and dearth of pitching this would seem to be a no-brainer. I think Olsen is by far the better prospect.
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    Re: Scott Olsen up for grabs?

    Tampa has Crawford, Huff, Rocco, Gomes and Gathright - thats 5 outfielders for three spots, and they refuse to give up outfielder number 5 for a pitcher of Scott Olsen's potential?

    When the have Kazmir and question marks for pitching?

    Stupid.
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    Re: Scott Olsen up for grabs?

    Maybe Florida could use Freel?
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    Re: Scott Olsen up for grabs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy
    Tampa has Crawford, Huff, Rocco, Gomes and Gathright - thats 5 outfielders for three spots, and they refuse to give up outfielder number 5 for a pitcher of Scott Olsen's potential?

    When the have Kazmir and question marks for pitching?

    Stupid.
    the list doesn't even inlcude big time prospects who are in AAA in Young and Dukes. In addition, there is the speculation that Upton will eventually move to CF.
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    Re: Scott Olsen up for grabs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy
    Tampa has Crawford, Huff, Rocco, Gomes and Gathright - thats 5 outfielders for three spots, and they refuse to give up outfielder number 5 for a pitcher of Scott Olsen's potential?

    When the have Kazmir and question marks for pitching?

    Stupid.
    Little bit of Dan O "hold till the deal is perfect" going on down there.
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    Re: Scott Olsen up for grabs?

    TeamClark can probably give us some insight.

    Aubrey Huff's playing 3rd.

    If the OF is a strength and they need pitching, maybe they are waiting to see who they want.
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    Re: Scott Olsen up for grabs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath
    If the OF is a strength and they need pitching, maybe they are waiting to see who they want.
    Honestly I think Gathright is seriously overrated as a player and TB is overvaluing his worth. If I was Wayne I would try to get in on this one.
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    Re: Scott Olsen up for grabs?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    Honestly I think Gathright is seriously overrated as a player and TB is overvaluing his worth. If I was Wayne I would try to get in on this one.
    Kinda like a majority of people look at Willy Mo?
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    Re: Scott Olsen up for grabs?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    Honestly I think Gathright is seriously overrated as a player and TB is overvaluing his worth. If I was Wayne I would try to get in on this one.
    What pitching do we have to offer?
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    Re: Scott Olsen up for grabs?

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    What pitching do we have to offer?
    I was talking about offering someone like Freel for Olsen, not Gathright. The Reds have a better solution than Gathright already in Denorfia.
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    Re: Scott Olsen up for grabs?

    They'd better hurry and deal Gathright because I have a feeling that his trade value will never be higher. He's like a new car, as soon as someone drives him off the lot the value plummets.
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    Re: Scott Olsen up for grabs?

    Freel for Olsen. I'd even toss in a prospect if needed.
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