What should the Rockies do with Miguel Olivo? His option deadline is Thursday.
This doesn't make the decision to decline the club option automatic. Whether a club has use for it or not, an asset is an asset and should be treated as such. Throwing away assets that other clubs could use before the maximum amount of value is extrapolated is always a mistake.
Therefore, the appropriate question is, "how much trade value will Miguel Olivo have if he's under contract for 1 year and $2.5 million?"
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