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Posted: 11/20/2019 05:00:02 AM EST, Update Interval: 5 Minutes
Genuinely interested in hearing what people think about Rolen in this sub. Figured it would be a good time since Hall of Fame voting is coming around. Personally I loved him when he came up (1996 I believe) but by the time his career winding down in Philly I REALLY disliked him. The popular narrative is that he left the Phillies because he questioned whether or not they wanted to win. But in 2001 they finished the season only 2 games back of the Braves. And in 2002 (if my memory serves me correct) they got off to a blistering start but faded. Every year after that until 2013 the Phillies were at least .500. So the Phillies were clearly on the upswing when he left. Makes me believe that he just disliked Philadelphia. What are people’s thoughts on this/him?