Rollins, who spurred Phils into playoffs, wins MVP

Updated: November 21, 2007, 11:29 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Back in January, when Jimmy Rollins was making bold predictions, he left one out. Not only were his Phillies the team to beat in the NL East, he was headed for an MVP season.

Rollins won the National League MVP award Tuesday, edging Matt Holliday in a close race after propelling Philadelphia to its first playoff berth in 14 years with his speed and steady all-around play.

"It never crossed my mind that I would go out there and win an MVP," Rollins said on a conference ...

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