Rolen could become just 18th third baseman in Hall of Fame


              FILE - New York Mets pitcher Billy Wagner throws a pitch in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field in New York, Aug. 24, 2009. Wagner, Scott Rolen and Todd Helton are leading contenders to be elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in the Baseball Writers' Association of America vote announced Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill, File)
            
              FILE - New York Mets' Billy Wagner reacts after the third out against the Los Angeles Dodgers to end Game 2 of Major League Baseball's National League Division Series, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at Shea Stadium in New York. The Mets won, 4-1. Wagner, Scott Rolen and Todd Helton are leading contenders to be elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in the Baseball Writers' Association of America vote announced Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
            FILE - Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton recovers a ball he misplayed off the bat of Pittsburgh Pirates' Humberto Cota and tosses to Rockies pitcher Joe Kennedy to make the out at first base during the fifth inning Sunday, May 22, 2005, in Pittsburgh. Helton, Billy Wagner and Scott Rolen are leading contenders to be elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in the Baseball Writers' Association of America vote announced Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) FILE - Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton smiles as he talks about his nine-year contract extension announced by the team, Thursday, March 29, 2001, in Tucson, Ariz. Helton, Billy Wagner and Scott Rolen are leading contenders to be elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in the Baseball Writers' Association of America vote announced Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) FILE - Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton (17) celebrates after he made the last out to win Game 4 of the National League Championship baseball series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-4, and advance to the World Series, Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, in Denver. Helton, Billy Wagner and Scott Rolen are leading contenders to be elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in the Baseball Writers' Association of America vote announced Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) FILE -- New York Mets baseball player Billy Wagner is shown Feb. 23, 2008, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Wagner, Scott Rolen and Todd Helton are leading contenders to be elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in the Baseball Writers' Association of America vote announced Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023.  (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File) FILE - Colorado Rockies' Todd Helton swings at a pitch from Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Sean Marshall in the first inning of a Major League baseball game in Denver on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007. Helton, Billy Wagner and Scott Rolen are leading contenders to be elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in the Baseball Writers' Association of America vote announced Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) FILE - St. Louis Cardinals Scott Rolen and teammate Albert Pujols celebrate as Detroit Tigers Ramon Santiago walks off the field after the St. Louis Cardinals defeated Detroit Tigers in Game 5 of the World Series in St. Louis,  Oct. 27, 2006. Rolen could become just the 18th third baseman elected to baseball's Hall of Fame, the fewest of any position. Rolen, Todd Helton and Billy Wagner are the leading contenders in the Baseball Writers' Association of America vote announced Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File) FILE - St. Louis Cardinals Scott Rolen watches his two-run home run off Houston Astros pitcher Chad Harville in the fifth inning during Game 2 of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004. Rolen could become just the 18th third baseman elected to baseball's Hall of Fame, the fewest of any position. Rolen, Todd Helton and Billy Wagner are the leading contenders in the Baseball Writers' Association of America vote announced Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)