Colorado Rockie Miguel Olivo Snubbed by All-Star Picks

Posted: 6th July 2010 by David Martin in MLB
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The Colorado Rockies are used to it. They are the lone team that plays in the Mountain Time zone. Therefore, games on the east coast are wrapping up when they start, and games on the west coast are underway shortly after the Rockies start. What that means is that none of baseball's so-called experts are watching the team play. That may not be a big deal from the outside looking in, but it presents a problem when it comes to awards such as Cy Young, MVP, and All-Star berths. Enter Miguel Olivo. Olivo has been a very pleasant surprise for the Colorado Rockies in 2010. After the club signed Chris Iannetta to a three-year deal worth just over $8 million, they wanted to sign a guy who could provide veteran leadership in the backup role. That guy was Olivo. While the Rockies planned on O ...

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