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Dontrelle Willis thinks the Phillies will re-sign Jimmy Rollins

Dec 16, 2011, 11:17 AM EDT

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Dontrelle Willis and the Phillies made their one-year contract official yesterday, and in meeting with the local media Willis indicated that he expects his friend Jimmy Rollins to return to Philadelphia.

“[Rollins] was probably more excited about the deal than I was,” Willis told Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “It’s pretty surreal to come full circle. I think our families are more excited for this than we are.”

That almost makes it sound like Rollins is all but a done deal to re-sign and Gelb notes that general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has been in regular contact with the shortstop’s agent since the winter meetings and “indications are that the two sides will eventually reach an accord.”

Willis and Rollins grew up in the same town and attended the same high school in California. They never played together, but it sounds like that’s about to change.

  1. manute - Dec 16, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Maybe Dontrelle (.387/.645) can remind Jimmy (.338/.399) how to hit.

    • deathmonkey41 - Dec 16, 2011 at 1:12 PM

      He can start by telling him not to swing at every first pitch.

  2. fatass5 - Dec 16, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Can J-Roll just sign a deal already , damn this is taking forever

    • jwbiii - Dec 16, 2011 at 12:25 PM

      It looks like Lozano is working on one thing at a time. Lots of chatter about Carlos Beltran now, not much about Rollins.

      • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 16, 2011 at 3:25 PM

        I’m assuming Lozano’s has dancing monkeys he can use to entertain multiple teams at once.

  3. areyesrn - Dec 16, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    Dontrelle…like 30 pounds

  4. theallegedone - Dec 16, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    So Dontrelle knows all in his 48+ hours in Philly huh?

    • evanwins - Dec 16, 2011 at 1:56 PM

      How poor is your comprehension? Dontrelle knows all this NOT because of his 48+ hours in Philly BUT because of his 20+ YEAR relationship with Rollins.

      • chadjones27 - Dec 16, 2011 at 2:30 PM

        I tried to thumbs up ya, twice.
        (That sounded kinky)

  5. skeleteeth - Dec 16, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Whatever keeps from relying on the small I-talian setting the table again. Sheesh…

    • deathmonkey41 - Dec 16, 2011 at 2:17 PM

      Which small I-talian? They have two!

      • skeleteeth - Dec 16, 2011 at 2:19 PM

        Not the big-head, opera-loving I-talian. The spaghetti gravy lovin’ one.

  6. deathmonkey41 - Dec 16, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    First off, that’s Polanco that calls it gravy. Victorino calls it sauce. They come from two different parts of Italy, I guess.

  7. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 16, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Carl Everett doesn’t believe in dinosaurs. What’s your point, D-Train?

    (I’m stretching this so much, but I really wanted to make that a reference again)

  8. spudchukar - Dec 16, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    For the record, Victorino is of Portuguese decent. Polanco, Hispanic, born in the D.R.

    • jwbiii - Dec 17, 2011 at 5:28 AM

      There are many people of Portuguese descent in Hawaii. Bronson and Dane Sardinha and Kanekoa Texeira are among them. You can get good linguiç there.

  9. macjacmccoy - Dec 19, 2011 at 2:55 AM

    They have played together, not in baseball, but as dancers in MC Hammer Videos

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