Posted January 25, 2013 on phillies.scout.com
While the Phillies lineup is likely a work in progress, Manuel seems locked in on Jimmy Rollins being the team's leadoff hitter. The Phils skipper believes Rollins is one of the best top of the order hitters in baseball.
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