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Todd Helton Carries The Load For The Rockies

Published by on May 25, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB


For the last three years many Rockies fans and sports writers have been groaning about the size of Todd Helton's contract. At $16.6 million per season Helton's salary was the third highest in the National League in 2008.

Fans complained his skills were diminishing and he was handcuffing the team from signing more high-profile free agents. Some writers even called for Helton to admit that he could not play the game anymore and simply retire.

In 2008, Helton had only two at bats after July 2 due to a back injury that ended up requiring surgery in the offseason. The surgery was risky and many speculated that Helton would never be the same again. Even the Rockies said Helton would need several more days off, to ...

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