PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s not the first time Jimmy Rollins is trying to lure his former teammate, Cole Hamels, to Los Angeles.READ MORE: Open For Business: Spike's Trophies Focusing On Wins After Dealing With Major Losses During Pandemic
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.”READ MORE: Philadelphia Agrees To Equip All Officers With Tasers Year After Police Killing Of Walter Wallace Jr.
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.MORE NEWS: Man Killed, Philadelphia Police Officer Shot During 'Attack' In Overbrook, Police Say
“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.”