Tonight, Tracy Ringolsby of the Rocky Mountain News is reporting that Todd Helton is NOT coming to Red Sox, and that the Sox and Rockies couldn't come together on a deal. Thanks to my friend Adam for forwarding the story to me. Here is what he said:
Todd Helton is staying.
Rockies managing general partner Charlie Monfort said Monday that the team has withdrawn from talks about trading Helton to the Boston Red Sox.
"It didn’t work out," said Monfort. "When you are taking about a player of Todd Helton’s abilities, you need to get someone back who will be an impact player, and it didn’t work out."
I'm glad to hear this. I really didn't want the Sox to swing a deal for Helton, who appears to be on the downside of his career.
Let's hope we file this under: "the best trades are the ones you don't make."