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The DH. If you want to compare Helton to, say, Gil Hodges, one of the problems you have is that Hodges was not able to extend his hitting career, or play through injuries, because there was no DH.
Can you guess which one is Helton without looking it up ?
The one great advantage of Denver is big power numbers,
The argument put forth by others is that Colorado players because of the unbalanced schedule play in extreme pitchers parks on road and my point is that they only look extreme because the unbalanced schedule has them playing a lot of games in a real honest to goodness extreme hitters park. The actual run environment in those "extreme" pitchers parks is not really all that extreme.
Does Helton really distinguish himself in this company? Seems like he could fit in with Olerud, Giambi, and Delgado as well or better than the top guys. If you want to put him in front of them for being a superior defender at an offense first position, fine, but I don't see it putting him in with the top guys of that group.
Todd Helton is Adam LaRoche at altitude.
Do you know who was the last Rockie to hit 40 homers in a season?
Todd Helton, 2001.
I agree with this completely. For a first baseman in Denver to not hit for much power is a real problem for me. The one great advantage of Denver is big power numbers, and if a guy plays a power position there he needs to be able to take advantage of that or the team suffers for it.
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