By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s not the first time Jimmy Rollins is trying to lure his former teammate, Cole Hamels, to Los Angeles.

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Rollins, who had two hits in his first game against the Phillies since being traded en route to a 10-7 Dodgers win on Monday night, spoke to the Philadelphia media before the game.

“That would be nice,” Rollins said about Hamels joining him in Dodgers blue. “That would be nice. Cole would be close to home. We know what type of pitcher he is, especially in big games. He wants those games. You have two big-game pitchers that are already here, so that would be three, and that’s one heck of a combination.”

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Rollins has talked about reuniting with Hamels before. Back in January, just weeks after accepting a trade out of Philadelphia, Rollins told the MLB Network that he spoke to Hamels about the idea.

The 47-37 first placed Dodgers already boast two aces in Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. Rollins says Hamels is his favorite.

“Well, I’ve played with Cole the most so I’m kind of biased in that answer,” Rollins said on Monday. “But watching Greinke from this side is a lot more impressive than on the other side.

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“Similarly, like Cole, he doesn’t get a lot of wins in those games. But he’s been very impressive. But I played with Cole most. I’ve watched him grow. I’ve watched him compete. So he’s my favorite. Who’s the best? I don’t know. But he’s definitely my favorite.”