Plenty of Todd Helton to the Yankees rumors surfacing lately, the first of which came via Mark Healey of Gotham Baseball. Healey also mentioned the Yanks’ interest in Brian Fuentes last Friday.
Today, Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post confirms those rumors on the Rockies side of things. While the interest in confirmed, Renck says "nothing is brewing." Guess we’ll have to wait a month or so, to see if desperation sets in.
There had been a lot of talk of the "New Yankees," who are building from within and not taking on ridiculous contracts. But with players like Bobby Abreu, Roger Clemens, and Helton, the Yankees are simply using financial clout like the old days. I suppose holding onto Phil Hughes is a step in the right direction though.