Former Colorado Rockies legend Todd Helton was very near being elected to the Corridor of Fame in his fifth yr of eligibility on the poll.
Sadly for him, it was to not be, as Scott Rolen was the one participant who ended up being elected to Cooperstown.
Helton being snubbed but once more was a shock to many, as he had made a major leap within the voting and ended being simply 11 votes wanting being elected.
On Twitter, MLB analyst Jared Carrabis vouched for Helton and criticized the Corridor of Fame for his or her continued snub of the slugger and those that use the “Coors Area factor.”
Todd Helton is a Corridor of Famer. I don’t know what we’re doing right here with that one. Don’t give me the Coors Area factor both as a result of his numbers had been nice on the street, too. Get ‘em in subsequent yr.
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) January 25, 2023
Some doubt Helton’s credibility as a result of him enjoying his total profession in Colorado and continuously enjoying at Coors Area, the place naturally, the ball carries fairly nicely due to the excessive altitude.
However Helton’s street numbers had been fairly good too, which renders the Coors Area argument irrelevant.
Carrabis additionally expressed hope that subsequent yr, the writers and the Corridor of Fame will finally acknowledge their mistake in snubbing the Rockies star and elect him to Cooperstown the place he belongs.
Once more, Helton was fairly near being elected this yr, coming simply 11 votes quick.
Rolen barely snuck in, reaching the Corridor by a mere 5 votes.
There will likely be a number of newcomers on the poll subsequent season, together with Adrian Beltre.
But when Helton received this shut in 2023, maybe he’ll expertise a good larger leap in 2024 and eventually get the popularity that many really feel he deserves after such a legendary profession.