NL MVP J-Rolls into Clearwater. . .

At long last, Jimmy Rollins has arrived.

The National League MVP arrived at Bright House Field yesterday in time for the first full squad work-out of spring training.

"Young James, that's who I aspire to be this year," said Ryan Howard, who won the MVP award in 2006. "I'm going to go out and try to buy his shoes if they are in the store. I want to be like Jimmy. That's it."

Rollins is scheduled to meet the media tomorrow.

TALKING POINT: Can Rollins repeat as MVP?