Despite all of the turmoil and injuries swirling around the Phillies elderly lineup, Jimmy Rollins still believes in his team. In fact, Rollins still thinks that the Phillies are the team to beat in the NL East. According to CSNPhilly last night,
“’It still runs through Philly,’ Rollins said. ‘[Washington] had one year to win it. It was just like when the Mets took it from Atlanta, it was still up for grabs. I'm sure Atlanta felt it was still theirs, but fortunately we were able to come in and take it the next five years.’”
Rollins neglected the mention that the Braves did not make the playoffs from 2005-2011 and have yet to regain the status as “the team to beat.”
Even though his effort was questionable last year, Rollins still managed to win a Gold Glove, hit .250 with 23 homeruns and 68 RBI. Even his slugging percentage improved from .399 in 2011 to .427 in 2012.
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