I'm completely at a loss for what to expect out of Jimmy Rollins this year. Is he even going to be leading off? Are they going to let him steal bases? Anyone out there feel like they've got a good handle on what to expect from him this year?
He is definitely a big question mark this year. I expect him to be better than last year, and would expect about a .250 average, 35SB, 10-15HR, and 80 runs scored. He is currently the leadoff hitter, and should stay there unless he really sucks again....
The word on Philly Sportsradio from some is that Rollins is trying to hit home runs more than he's trying to get on base. I think he'll have a similar season to last year (the stats one guy put in his post were around my prediction). Nothing spectacular unless he learns how to get on base more.
Today, he was 0 for 5 against Florida -- on a day when everyone else in a Phillies uniform seemed to be able to get on base, even Kevin Millwood.
Bright spot...he could get traded to Oakland w/Brett Myers for Tejada...but he probably wouldn't do any better there. I don't think that trade will happen anyway, though.