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TODD HELTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Troy Tulowitzki no longer the best player on Rockies infield?

Ever since Todd Helton retired, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been synonymous with the Colorado Rockies. However, Tulowitzki is arguably not even the best player on the Rockies infield anymore. Tim Healey of Sports On Earth compares Tulowitzki’s statistics this seasons with third baseman Nolan Arenado and second baseman DJ LeMahieu. According to various offensive and defensive...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

One-on-one with Todd Helton

Todd Helton is the Colorado Rockies. He’s the only player in franchise history with his number retired (apologies to Jackie Robinson, but he never played in Colorado). He is the best “receiver of the baseball” Jim Tracy has ever seen. He’s funny. He respects the game. And, he knows it was his responsibility to give back to the game. His numbers are Hall of Fame worthy, and...
Via Mile High Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies “what if”: Todd Helton

If you haven’t had a chance to read ESPN’s Baseball Tonight “What If” series, I highly recommend it; especially the Ken Griffey, Jr. special. Big names like Jayson Stark evaluate some pretty interesting things from baseball’s more recent history. Their work combined with the Colorado Rockies retiring Todd Helton’s number this week got me thinking about a different what...
Via isportsweb.com
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

It was a great day to be a fan of the Colorado Rockies

Todd Helton overshadowed a great day for the Rockies.Todd Helton showed up at Coors Field, and apparently dropped off some of his bats.In what will go down as one of the best days in the 2014 season, but also one of the best days in Colorado Rockies fans memory, Helton's number was retired in a moving pregame ceremony, then the Rockies won two games in dramatic fashion.Unfortunately...
Via Rockies Review
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

As Colorado Rockies kick off Todd Helton weekend, get ready for the local hatred

Todd Helton takes far too much criticism.Some things aren't meant to be understood.For years, when Todd Helton was in his prime, I thought that the only thing that would hold him back from Cooperstown was the perception from national writers who discounted his Coors Field numbers. As Helton aged, however, the critics weren't coming from that national writers, but instead, the local...
Via Rockies Review
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Todd Helton also thinks watching baseball is boring

Todd Helton loves Shark Week but who doesn’t? Helton joined the Press Box this morning to discuss a range of topics from Elk meat to shark week. He admitted to watching a few innings of Rockies baseball (bliss his soul) and that playing baseball is much better than watching baseball. It sounds like retirement has been good to the Toddfather. Take a listen. For complete...
Via Mile High Sports
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things to know about the Colorado Rockies

Five things to know about the Colorado Rockies as they start their first spring training camp in two decades without first baseman Todd Helton: ICONIC FIGURE: Helton received a horse as a retirement gift last season and rode off into the sunset. Well, to his farm just north of Denver, anyway. Helton was the face of the franchise, the voice everyone listened to in the locker room...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies to Retire Todd Helton's No. 17; First Jersey in Team History to be Retired

Todd Helton has had a lot to do with the success that the Colorado Rockies have had over the years. Over the span of his career he set all kinds of team records including most hits (2,519), home runs (369), doubles (592), walks (1,335), runs scored (1,401), RBIs (1,406), games played (2,247), and total bases (4,292).When you have numbers like that it is only fitting that the team...
Via FatManWriting
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies to retire Helton's No. 17 jersey

The Colorado Rockies will retire former first baseman Todd Helton's No. 17 on Aug. 17. The club announced its promotional schedule Thursday and it includes a three-day weekend honoring Helton, who retired at the end of last season. Helton will be honored in a ceremony on Aug. 17 before the Rockies play the Cincinnati Reds. Also, Root Sports announced former Rockies outfielder...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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