Blue Jeans Posted February 21, 2007 Share Posted February 21, 2007 According to Todd Zolecki of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins is not only standing by what he said previously about the NL East, he's adding on to it. Rollins said Tuesday: "We're the team to beat. I can't put it any other way ... Look at our team and what we're bringing. Look at the improvements we've made. You look at the rest of the division. "If they needed motivation to play this game, then they are playing the wrong game ... The Mets had a chance last year to go to the World Series. They made it to the playoffs. They won the division. Congratulations, but last year is over. They can take that any way they want, but I'm just stating a fact. "Their staff is a little older. We've seen those guys. It's going to be a battle, but we have the edge. Youth. Our pitchers are more intimidating than their pitchers. Last year, they had Pedro (Martinez) and (Tom) Glavine - you know he's going to find a way to win. You know he's still going to do that. But the youth and attitude of our pitchers gives us the edge." Wright was quick to respond At his blog for the Daily News, Adam Rubin relays David Wright's reaction to Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins's latest comments. Rubin quotes Wright as saying: “If that’s Jimmy’s way of motivating the team, then that’s his choice. That’s something you’re not going to find around here. “We don’t need any motivation. We go out there and we’re going to take care of business. We have the type of veteran leadership that isn’t going to talk about it. We’re going to go out there and back it up.” Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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