Back in August, Marlins President David Samson said that Scott Olsen would not be welcome on the team if convicted on charges of DUI and resisting arrest. Almost a month later, Olsen responded to Samson’s remarks.
Olsen doesn’t think Samson has any say in player personnel decisions and didn’t seem too concerned with Samson’s comments. He said he wouldn’t be surprised to be dealt but expects to stay because he’s cheap.
The 22 year-old southpaw has had an awful sophomore season – all his peripheral stats have gone in the wrong direction. After posting a 4.04 ERA last year, his ERA has never gotten below 4.55 in any month this year. He’s still talented, and the Marlins would certainly be able find a few interested teams. But it just seems a bad time to trade him.