It’s the night of the Non-Tendered, a scary, Halloween-like time when perfectly healthy baseball players are culled and cut from the body that loved and nurtured them. It’s the baseball version of “The Night of the Living Dead." The Washington Nationals, as expected, decided to non-tender pitcher Scott Olsen, who they received in a trade with the Florida Marlins a year ago. This was not unexpected, as Olsen was coming off his worst year as a major leaguer on top of undergoing surgery for a torn labrum a few months ago. Olsen is supposed to be 100 percent, but at a likely arbitration salary of $3 million, the Nationals couldn’t take a chance. I am sure that the team has already been in talks with his agent in an attempt to bring him back with an incentive laden ...
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