On this date in 2001, Todd Helton signed a nine-year, $141.5MM contract extension with the Rockies, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes. That year, Helton would go on to earn yet another All-Star selection, his second in what would be a string of five consecutive seasons. According to Baseball-Reference, Helton earned upwards of $161MM over the course of his career which spanned 17 seasons in Colorado. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..
- Camden Depot wonders what a Chris Tillman extension would look like.
- Rays Colored Glasses says that Nate Karns is out to prove two teams right.
- Did The Tribe Win Last Night says it’s time for Francisco Lindor.
- Inside The ’Zona discussed the Diamondbacks’ defensive shifts.
- Yankees Unscripted says Spring Training stats matter for certain Yankees.
- Blue Jays Plus shared their thoughts from Dunedin.
- Pinstripe Pundits ran down possible landing spots for Austin Romine.
- A’s Farm ran down the hottest hitting prospects in Oakland.
- Baseball Essential wonders if Brian Dozier would have gotten more as a free agent.
- Heat Waved made some predictions for the D’Backs’ Opening Day lineup.
- World Series Dreaming put the spotlight on an underappreciated prospect.
- Reviewing The Brew wonders if Felix Doubront could help the Brewers.
- 27 Outs Baseball talks Sam Tuivailala.
- Dodgers Today says Paco Rodriguez is poised for a bounce back year.
- The Point Of Pittsburgh previewed the National League.
- Baseball Hot Corner said Joey Gallo is not big league ready.
- Climbing Tal’s Hill reacted to the unfortunate news regarding Brady Aiken.
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