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09:13 AM ET 08.01 | Todd Helton is going to re-evaluate where he stands on Monday after a weekend with Casper. There are no guarantees, no timetables at this point. Truth is, Helton has shown no tangible sign that he has an eleventh-hour career resurgence inside him. With his 37th birthday approaching this month, he may be a retirement ceremony waiting to happen. After months of searching for answers, Helton doesn't know how his back will respond, doesn't know if or when he'll return, doesn't know if his days as an icon on the Denver sports scene are numbered.

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August 1, 2010  10:41 AM ET

Old School!

Helton was a great for a long time... Career .325 hitter. When healthy he was good for 30 and 120.

Lately, less power but he still had 80+ RBIs...

But 2 of the last 3 years he's been way off...

I'm sure if he decides to retire, the Rockies will find something for him...

August 1, 2010  10:42 AM ET

helton have to think retirement straight forward, there isn't room to think to keep playing with injury's and low fuel on the tank!

August 1, 2010  12:30 PM ET

Helton had a great career, but his skills appear to have eroded.

August 1, 2010  01:59 PM ET

The fact that Brad Hawpe seems to have found a groove at 1B aint helping either.

August 1, 2010  04:27 PM ET

its time to say good bye!

August 1, 2010  04:28 PM ET

the rockies has to look down on the minors for infielders!

August 1, 2010  04:30 PM ET

maybe this team needs to take a trip to domic republic to see if they can get some new talent players!!

August 1, 2010  04:44 PM ET

Without a doubt our best player ever, its sad to see this happen, but it happens to the best of them. Its time to hang em up Todd and free up some of that salary so we can get Gonzalez locked up.

August 1, 2010  05:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Without a doubt our best player ever, its sad to see this happen, but it happens to the best of them. Its time to hang em up Todd and free up some of that salary so we can get Gonzalez locked up.

Classy player that will do the right thing when the time comes. He will be a great hitting coach in the very near future for some team.

August 1, 2010  07:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Classy player that will do the right thing when the time comes. He will be a great hitting coach in the very near future for some team.

I thought he was joining ZZ Top

August 2, 2010  10:54 AM ET

Great numbers late 90's...really great...then the spiraling numbers. Fishy. Wonder if he made the list from 2004?

August 2, 2010  01:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Old School!Helton was a great for a long time... Career .325 hitter. When healthy he was good for 30 and 120.Lately, less power but he still had 80+ RBIs...But 2 of the last 3 years he's been way off...I'm sure if he decides to retire, the Rockies will find something for him...

HELTON IS THE BEST FIELDING FIRST BASEMAN IN THE GAME AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN. IF YOU DONT WATHC THE ROCKIES EVERY NIGHT SHUT YOUR MOOUTH...YOU KNOW NOTHING.....

 
August 2, 2010  03:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

HELTON IS THE BEST FIELDING FIRST BASEMAN IN THE GAME AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN. IF YOU DONT WATHC THE ROCKIES EVERY NIGHT SHUT YOUR MOOUTH...YOU KNOW NOTHING.....

You watch baseball with that mouth???

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