Jan 25, 2007

The Team To Beat

Jimmy Rollins
Shortstop - Philadelphia Phillies
At a media luncheon, Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins named the Phillies as the team to beat in the division.  It seems to have ruffled the feathers of Mets fans, who seem to believe that winning the 2006 NL East makes them the automatic favorite in 2007.

With a rotation of Freddy Garcia, Brett Myers, Cole Hamels, Adam Eaton and Jamie Moyer, and a potent lineup that includes Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Pat Burrell and Aaron Rowand, I think our shortstop is right.  The time is now for the Philadelphia Phillies (photo source: Philadelphia Inquirer - 1/24/2007).

Source: Lancaster New Era - 1/24/2007