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Postby StlSluggers » Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:06 pm

Tucson - Weight and see. Welcome to Todd Helton's experiment this season.

Helton, mindful of critics and eager to rejuvenate his career, underwent a radical physical transformation, bulking up from his sickness-induced 200 pounds to approximately 230. Helton wouldn't divulge his exact weight, but admitted it was higher than 225.

"I feel stronger, but it hasn't translated on the field yet because I am not swinging with 100 percent effort," Helton said. "I am not worried about spring training. Everything is geared for the season."

In years past, Helton has played at about 215 pounds. He dropped 15 pounds last year after contracting a stomach virus that forced him into a hospital and onto the disabled list.

Helton displayed his new strength during batting practice Sunday, repeatedly launching home runs over the right-field fence. He finished with cardio work, wearing an undershirt with cut sleeves that revealed ripped biceps.

Helton has been careful about putting on pounds as a concession to a back injury he has dealt with since 2002. This offseason, he practiced yoga to increase flexibility.

Helton's spring will be watched closely given his importance to the Rockies' lineup and the Red Sox's simmering interest. Rockies ownership said last week that talks are dead with Boston. But they might be revisited this spring because the Red Sox like Helton and Colorado covets payroll flexibility because so many young core players are starting to make more money.

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Postby chadlincoln » Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:13 pm

HGH
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Postby mikhayl » Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:26 pm

I wish I could put on 25 pounds of muscle like that. That's insane.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:43 pm

chadlincoln wrote:HGH


HGH doesn't make you stronger though so there'd be little point. It just makes you bigger.
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Postby LukeW9027 » Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:58 pm

Good, maybe now he can stop hitting like a leadoff hitter and start jacking some bombs like the old days.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:03 pm

I just found something else that can put on 30 pounds quickly - Girl Scout cookie Thin Mints. Evil. Pure evil.
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Postby LukeW9027 » Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:33 pm

The Loveable Losers wrote:I just found something else that can put on 30 pounds quickly - Girl Scout cookie Thin Mints. Evil. Pure evil.


Oh baby, those are money. I'm also a fan of the caramel delights as well as the animal cracker ones with the chocolate on the back.

Unless boy scouts can come up with something as good as these cookies, they should be kicked to the curb.
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Postby thebaseballjunkie » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:19 am

Keep in mind that he lost 20 lbs. last year due to health issues, so he's really only up 10 lbs. from his regular playing weight.
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Postby NewYorkMets7 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:24 am

I think he should be fine this season..as I have him on my roster...

What type of numbers will Helton put up this season?

is he bouncing back to his old self?
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Postby ttwarrior1 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:46 pm

he's not went early or even mid round in any league ive seen, so im taking other positions and just gonna take him and conor jackson or vic martinez and then a catcher in late round incase i need vic their
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