It's J-Roll Day (among other things, he calls Halladay best pitcher in NL East.)
Jimmy Rollins likes to talk. And let's not kid ourselves - we all like to listen.
Here's a taste of spring training Jimmy:
He heard about the Roy Halladay/Cliff Lee craziness after getting a text from resident beardman Jayson Werth. "We traded a great pitcher...but got an even better one. How can you not be happy." And later: "When you get a guy like Roy Halladay, it seems like another five wins out of his arm all by itself."
The NL East trash talk of 2010? Who is the best pitcher in the league? Johan Santana proclaimed himself last week. Halladay stayed out of it. Jimmy rarely stays out of such talk: He said Halladay is best pitcher in the division, "as far as pitching is concerned. Everyone knows he can't hit."
Afterward, Halladay smiled and attempted to defend himself: "I went 2-for-2 off Jason Schmidt." Doc doesn't lie: http://tinyurl.com/knp5dg
Oh, Rollins also talked about how he's under contract for two more years, after the Phils picked up his 2011 option this winter. He was asked about the rarity of guys like him, Derek Jeter and Chipper Jones playing so long for one team in today's baseball climate.
"Some guys just look good in certain colors, and red kind of comes good off my skin," JRoll said.
More from Rollins, Doc and Charlie Manuel's annual pre-spring training, pep talk in the paper/website later.