Todd Helton Not Retiring, Plans To Do Better In 2011

Fans like to whisper about Todd Helton, "He's got nothing left. He needs to retire after this season." Well, Helton is going to come back next season to prove his doubters wrong. As he told the Denver Post today:

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"I am not retiring," Helton told The Denver Post. "The plan is to come back and play better next year."

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He's hitting .258 this season with a .729 OPS, which will both be the lowest of his career. The only other time he had an OPS in the .700s was in 2008 (.779).

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The Rockies will likely look to bring in a right-handed bat that can platoon with Todd Helton since the Toddfather is no longer an everyday player. The article mentions Garrett Atkins as a possibility. Hey, maybe if we can have the 2006 or 2007 Garrett Atkins.

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