The Denver Post reports the Sox are in negotiations with the Rockies for the services of first baseman Todd Helton. If you believe what you read, Colorado is looking at Manny Delcarmen and/or Craig Hansen (but not Bowden, Bard or Buchholz?) to come in return. The addition of Helton, an on-base machine with diminishing power (Boston’s Abreu?), would push the Sox 2007 payroll to approximately 43 cajillion dollars. Speculate wildly here.