Rockies Infield: Looking Ahead to 2010

Posted: 18th December 2009 by Bob Locke in MLB
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Entering the 2009 season, there were numerous questions surrounding the infieldáof the Colorado Rockies. Would Todd Helton's back hold up? On the heels of his excellent rookie year in 2007, was Troy Tulowitzki's 2008 season a "sophomore slump", or was that the real Tulo? Could Ian Stewart become the player that everyone thought he would be? WouldáClint Barmes and Chris Iannetta be productiveáas everyday starters? By the end of the season there were few doubts remaining, if any. Those questions and more were answered with a resounding, "Yes!", and the Rockies areásolid at all five infield positions as they look forward to spring training in 2010. (Player ages at the start of the 2010 season areáin parentheses.) Helton (36)áplayed 151 games at first base and finished fourth in the NL i ...

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