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Phillies met late into night with agent for Jimmy Rollins

Dec 6, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT

Gary Cederstrom, Jimmy Rollins

Following a report yesterday that a recent meeting between the Phillies and Jimmy Rollins‘ agent Dan Lozano “did not go all that well,” Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com hears that the two sides met “late into the night” on Monday.

No word on if any progress was made, but the 33-year-old Rollins is reportedly insisting on a five-year contract, which has led the Phillies to begin flirting with the idea of shopping Placido Polanco and making a play for free agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez. However, many believe that it could simply be a negotiating tactic on the part of the Phils.

Rosenthal hears that no meeting is on the docket today, which is understandable given that Lozano is pretty busy with Albert Pujols right now. Brewers general manager Doug Melvin told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that he met with Rollins’ agent at the start of the Winter Meetings, but that no offer was made.

  1. yardleyphils - Dec 6, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    the only way this is good is if Rollins comes back and bats 6th, where he belongs

  2. chaseutley - Dec 6, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Is J-Roll striking his “cheesed-off-mother pose” his new file photo?

  3. ame123 - Dec 6, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Yeah we all know about those late night meetings with Dan Lozano.

  4. mojosmagic - Dec 6, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    If Rollins holds firm to more then 3 years Ruben will move on. Just look at Lee 1.0 when he was traded Lee and got Halliday. Not wise to call this man’s bluff.

  5. joshftw - Dec 6, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    He’ll cave eventually. Only an idiot is going to offer him more than 3 years.

  6. xmatt0926x - Dec 6, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Ruben, please let Rollins walk and then look for other options at improving the offense. Not because spending the money on someone else guarantees actual improvement, but because bringing Rollins back pretty much guarantees more of the same lackluster offense. It’s time to try something else.

    • dbick - Dec 6, 2011 at 4:25 PM

      and barring them using the money to sign Pujols or Fielder any other player (specifically SS) they bring in will be worse than Rollins and cause the offense to go from lackluster (even though it was basically league avg) to worse.

  7. phillyphever - Dec 6, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    Unless he has a good plan B, Rube needs to resign Rollins because I’m afraid of Plan C (Galvis, who’s not ready).

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