With Todd Helton announcing his retirement from MLB, the other day I heard Skip Bayless say that Todd Helton should be in the Hall of Very Good Players, not The Hall of Fame. He may be right, but I got to thinking about some players who recently or over the last say 3 or 4 years that were inducted that shouldn't be there. The one I recall was Andre Dawson, a good player, no doubt, but Hall of Fame worthy, no, but if Andre Dawson got in, surely Helton is deserving! Andre Dawson: AB/ 9927, R/1373, H/2774, 2B/503, HR/438, RBI/1591, SLG/.482, OBP/.323, BA/.279 AD led the league in Hits once (189), HR's once (49), RBI once (137), and TB 2 times (341 and 353) Todd Helton: AB/7962, R/1401, H/2519, 2B/592, HR/369, RBI/1406, SLG./.539, OBP/.414, BA/.316 TH led the league in Hits once (219), doubles once (59), RBI's once (147), won a batting title at (.372). He led the league 2 times in OBP. (.463 and .445), SLG. (.698), TB, (405), and OPS. (1.162) Helton has more runs, doubles, a better SLG. and OBP. and better BA by 37 points! Heck, Helton's BA. is almost better than Dawson's OBP! Helton led the league statistically 9 times in 8 different categories! Dawson led the league 5 times in 4 categories. As you can see despite almost 2,000 less AB, Helton is clearly as deserving if not more than Dawson. I'm not saying Helton is a Hall of Famer personally, but based on this comparison with Dawson, he should and will get in.