Posted March 20, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Todd Helton couldn't convey how glad he was that nobody's talking about the Colorado Rockies this year - and that was even before his college buddy Peyton Manning decided to play for the Denver Broncos. A year ago, it seemed everybody had already anointed the Rockies the NL West champions after a busy offseason in which they committed nearly $300 million to their budding stars. Amid all that optimism, they led their division for 38 days before the bottom fell out and they plummeted to a 73-89 record in what was easily the most disappointing season in franchise history. Now, even after a massive makeover that included the infusion of veteran leadership into the clubhouse in Michael Cuddyer, Jeremy Guthrie, Marco Scutaro, Jamie Moyer and Ramon Hernandez, not many pundits are predicting the playoffs for Colorado. And that's just fine with these rejuvenated Rockies, whose best seasons, playoff runs in 2007 and `09, came out of the blue. ''We don't deal too w...
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