Helton said he's in top shape thanks to a revised offseason conditioning program and is eager to reaffirm his status as one of the game's elite hitters -- while in a Rockies uniform.
"I plan to die here," he said. "I like it here that much."
Helton said he thinks he can reach the postseason with the Rockies, who have developed several young hitters who are starting to establish themselves in the big leagues.
"I know my baseball life is going to close most likely within the next eight years," Helton said. "And the thing I want to experience more than anything is to win, and I'd prefer to experience that with the Rockies. I will do everything I can to bring the championship here."
I hope he doesn't do it. Todd has 141.5 million reasons why he should be alive.