Posted on: September 1, 2008 11:16 am

Rockies talent overload

Let's assume Todd Helton sits out the rest of the 2008 season and gets bick healthy.  I would project him coming back in 2009 and putting up solid numbers again (.325-90-20 with a ton of walks and a gold glove).  So with Helton projected to make close to 20 million next year he his almost untradeable.  That poses the question, what do the Rockies do with Garrett Atkins when Helton returns.  Do you move him back to third base and force Ian Stewart to find a new home?  Stewart has proven he is athletic enough to play second base or corner outfield.  But do you want him to have to learn another position at the risk of him suffering at the plate?  Without trading anyone I feel this is our only option.

The next option is trading someone.  You could trade Atkins or Holliday and have Stewart fill in for them in the field.  If the Rockies choose to go this route I hope they would get a number 1 or 2 starter out of the deal.  With NL West as weak as it is right now I would be dissapointed if they unloaded a top talent and picked up more prospects.

What are your thoughts?  Should they trade an All-Star?  If so what should they target?  If not where would oyu play everyone?

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