Rockies owner Charlie Monfort publicly admitted yesterday that the Rockies are exploring trading Helton because allocating 30% of payroll to one player isn't wise. Dan O'Dowd, the game's second worst GM according to Dayn Perry, will have his work cut out for him. Helton is due $90 million over the next five seasons (an AAV of $18MM). PECOTA values him at just $31.7 million over that same time period. There seems to be no way the Rockies can unload Helton's salary without eating $30MM or so.
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