Sep 28, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Justin Morneau (66) makes a play during the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. The Pirates defeated the Reds 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Rockies could be turning their attention to Justin Morneau

It’s somewhat hard to believe that long-time Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton has stepped away from the game of baseball.

Just like Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher retiring from football, it’s going to be something people notice. It may even take some time for Rockies fans to get used to seeing. But nobody is ever promised to play for a lifetime, so now it’s time to focus on the future.

According to the Denver Post, the Colorado Rockies may have their eyes on free agent Justin Morneau.

Morneau may want to play for a team that’s already considered to be a playoff contender, but I’m  sure joining his old teammate wouldn’t be all that bad. Colorado Rockies have longtime teammate Michael Cuddyer will be entering the final year of his three year contract in 2014.

It wasn’t that long ago when Morneau was one of the best hitters in the league, eventually winning MVP honors in the American League. It would be a solid fit for both teams considering he’ll come a little cheaper than usual and may end up being a steal for this organization.

He batted .259/.323/.441 with 17 home runs and 77 RBI’s between the Minnesota Twins and Pittsburgh Pirates.

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