I wonder what made the Phillies think that Wes Helms would be a good starting third baseman? He was never that good when he was in Milwaukee. Sure he had a good season in Florida last season but the Marlins were very picky as to how they used him so that they could maximize his success. And they did that by spot starting him and using him as a pinch hitter. Helms has been especially awful in the 2nd half of the season for the Phillies. In 35 2nd half games, Helms is only 16 for 79 (.203 avg, .571 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 2 homers and 12 RBIs. For the season, Helms has played in 103 games and he is hitting .248 (.669 OPS) with 21 runs scored, 5 homers and 36 RBIs.