Congrats to the Lerner family who just got $2.5 million richer thanks to Scott Olsen's frayed labrum.
The math: Olsen's going to be non-tendered (ahhhhhh have I just let the cat out of the bag!) So, instead of getting a small raise for a league average 30 starts from say $2.8 in '09 to $3m in '10, he gets a minor league deal if any deal at all.
Fill Olsen's roster spot in '10 with a pre-arb guy at no more than $500,000 and voila the Lerner's make $2.5 million with one torn labrum.
Now guys, I know the market stinks and business is down but you've just pocketed $2.5 m. What are you going to do with it?
Hint: Think San Diego. Or failing that chase a fleeing Cuban (the country not the maverick owner). Or a (really) teenaged Dominician shortstop?
Do something. For God's sake.
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