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The Leader, Silenced: Philadelphia Phillies’ Rollins Struggles Continue

Published by on June 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

He promised the Phillies were the team to beat.  He said they would win 100 games, then 112 games.  He said he would break out of his "slump" with a .400 May. 

He was wrong, at least on the last one. 

Phillies' shortstop Jimmy Rollins is mired in a brutal early season "slump."  But when does a "slump" become reality?

Thus far, JRoll has hit at .219 clip, with a pedestrian .259 OBP.  He's sporting a nearly 50 percent flyball rate.  By comparison, the newly shelved Brett Myers was hitting .222, before injuring his hip.  

Rollins looks uninspired.  The same lazy swing has ended with the same maddening results through the first 53 games.  Early sea...

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