Scott Miller says the Braves are pursuing Florida lefty Scott Olsen, who's arbitration eligible and thus unattractive to the Fish.
It's tough to get a read on Olsen, who, as I recall, has had a few run-ins with teammates and management. His rookie year was dazzling: 180 IP, 160 hits and 166 K's. He was awful in '07, finishing with a 5.81 ERA. Last year was a mixed bag. His strikeouts dipped for the second straight year, down to 111. But he topped 200 innings while improving his control.
Other pluses: he's a lefty, he's young (25 in January) and his upside is considerable.