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UPDATE: No deal yet between Phillies and Jimmy Rollins

Dec 7, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

Jimmy Rollins AP

5:30 p.m. EST update: Pretty much everyone is shutting this down now. Rollins still appears likely to re-sign with the Phillies, but there hasn’t been any agreement.

5:15 p.m. EST update:’s Jayson Stark, who still has very strong Phillies sources after all of his time in Philly, doesn’t believe that a Rollins deal is done just yet.

5:05 p.m. EST update: SiriusXM’s Jim Duquette reports that the Phillies and Rollins have agreed to terms.

1:00 p.m. EST update: Jon Heyman reports that Rollins’ return to Philly is likely to happen, but that it’s still being worked on. The contract will probably be for three or four years, perhaps with the fourth year in the form of a vesting option.


The Brewers are hearing that Jimmy Rollins is going to re-sign with the Phillies, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Haudricourt, and they’ve started to turn back towards their other shortstop options.

ESPN’s Chris Singleton tweets something similar, saying he received a “pretty encouraging report from a Phillies person that a deal will get done.”

The pieces definitely fit, especially in light of the report late last night that the Phillies were out of the running for Aramis Ramirez. There was no way they were going to sign both Ramirez and Rollins. Now the Brewers might sign Ramirez and bring back Yuniesky Betancourt to play shortstop.

  1. Jonny 5 - Dec 7, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Oh Yay! And then Rosie tweets….

    • uyf1950 - Dec 7, 2011 at 1:12 PM

      Jonny 5, funny seeing you over here on this blog as well. This signing in my opinion was a must for the Phillies.

      • Jonny 5 - Dec 7, 2011 at 1:23 PM

        I agree, they need to keep him, as long as it isn’t for too many years. Then it becomes a problem. He’s already showing he could be injury prone over the last 2 seasons.

    • dasher521 - Dec 7, 2011 at 1:15 PM

      Can you trust someone in a bow tie? ‘Hurricane’ Schwartz? Get to the table, boys!

  2. areyesrn - Dec 7, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Wow…he really improves that horrid Phillies offense…


    • drmonkeyarmy - Dec 7, 2011 at 2:18 PM

      Yep, that horrid Phillies offense who led the NL in runs scored in the second half of the season…you know once Utley came back and Pence was added. The notion that their offense is terrible is greatly exaggerated.

  3. phillyphever - Dec 7, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Alright, thank goodness Jimmy’s coming back. Never wanted to know plan B and plan C (Galvis) isn’t ready yet. Now Ruben needs to get off the Gio pipe and get Hamels locked up long-term.

  4. drmonkeyarmy - Dec 7, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    There is actually somebody who twitter who is suggesting that the Phillies sign A.Ramirez and play Utley at SS. I don’t think I need to explain to anybody here why that is ridiculous.

  5. mojosmagic - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    The horrid Phil’s who clinched with 3 weeks left. Lol

  6. mojosmagic - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    Moron. Utley can’t even play 2nd.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:21 PM

      Well, that isn’t true. I still think Utley is an elite defensive 2B. He just can’t play SS. His knee wouldn’t hold up and his arm is no where near accurate or strong enough to even be mediocre at SS.

  7. lardin - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Three way trade Yankees get hamels phillies get Hanley marlins get dominic brown and Jesus montero

    • drmonkeyarmy - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:43 PM

      Is that a rumor or are you just throwing shit against the wall?

      • lardin - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:46 PM

        Just throwing out garbage buts it’s not crazy IMO everybody wins in this deal

  8. kingjoe1 - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    Not a big fan of bringing Jimmy back for anymore than 3 years and truly think that is only out of desperation. His offense has been seriously declining; even at this 2 year peak it was not knock your socks off great. He had a two year window which defined his career and that is a scary proposition when you look at giving a guy 4 yr 50 mil, especially considering he is 33.

    He has avg 15 HR, 60 RBI’s .253 Avg and 529 AB’s
    These are not the statistics of a 12 or 13 mil a year SS. When was his last gold glove, back in 2009.

    Be wary of a player who had a sudden bump in their stats.

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