Halladay took the mound in the season opener to set the tone. Set it, he has, but the bigger question is can Hamels follow suit.
The primadonna is not likely to be happy playing second fiddle, and I don’t think he will rise to the challenge. Hamels has two choices this season: Ride on the coattails of the MLB’s finest and become a one-two punch or unravel in the shadows of bigger talent. Lee was too understated to push Hamels’ sensitive buttons, but I predict it will be a rocky years for the Phils’ former ace.
Watch Hamels’ first start of the 2010 season tonight.