The nature of baseball is that players don’t often stick around with a single franchise for very long. It’s notable if a player is still on your favorite team’s roster after his rookie contract expires, to say nothing of spending a whole career in one place. This is part of what makes Todd Helton one of the most beloved players in Rockies history.
Inspired by this tweet from last month, I’d like to know:
Who’s the one former player on the Rockies who you wish spent his entire career here and why?
While I’m sure in some universe there exists a person who wishes Neifi Perez would’ve spent all his time in purple pinstripes, I imagine this will tend towards the more famous and/or productive players. I’m partial to keeping Larry Walker in Denver for his whole career, which would’ve involved (1) not trading him to the Cardinals in his penultimate season, (2) having him spend his early career in Denver and not in Montreal, and (3) having the Rockies start as a franchise a year or two earlier.
Tell us about the one that got away. Write up a FanPost (if you’ve never done one here are a couple handy guides for you) and tell us all about it. Make sure to include “FPF” in the title and we will post some of our favorites on the front page next week.