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  1. Jimmy Rollins dedicates walkoff homer to heckler

    Apr 13, 2014, 10:25 AM EDT

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    Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins drove a 10th-inning Dan Jennings pitch over the left field wall at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday night to give his club a 5-4 walkoff win over the visiting Marlins. As Rollins trotted out of the batter’s box to begin his celebratory stroll around the bases he appeared to shout something at his own dugout. Turns out …

  2. Freddy Galvis rejoins Phillies after staph infection

    Apr 11, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

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    Freddy Galvis is off the disabled list and back on the Phillies’ active roster after being sidelined since the middle of spring training with a staph infection in his knee.

  3. Jimmy Rollins remains out of the Phillies’ lineup after “miscommunication”

    Apr 4, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

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    Jimmy Rollins was initially back in the Phillies’ lineup for today’s game after leaving the team for the birth of his child, but manager Ryne Sandberg just posted a new lineup with Jayson Nix starting in his place at shortstop.

  4. Jimmy Rollins leaves Phillies to be home for birth of child

    Apr 2, 2014, 4:53 PM EDT

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    Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins is out of the lineup tonight against the Rangers in Texas because he left the team and traveled back home to be with his wife for the birth of their child.

  5. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 1, 2014, 5:50 AM EDT

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    Does winning on Opening Day mean anything? I dunno, ask Oakland and Seattle.

  6. Cliff Lee gives up 8 runs vs. Rangers, still gets win

    Mar 31, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

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    Cliff Lee, it turns out, just knows how to win.

  7. Phillies attempt to solve lack of winning with new clubhouse signs

    Mar 28, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT

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    That the Phillies won only 73 games last year and portend to be just as bad, if not worse, in 2014 might prompt some to suggest that they have a talent problem. Not so, if the Phillies’ new clubhouse signs are to be believed. All the Phillies need to do to get back to their…

  8. Freddy Galvis out indefinitely with MRSA

    Mar 21, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT

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    Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis had an abscess removed from his left knee on Wednesday. After the procedure, doctors found a staph infection, but that wasn’t the worst news. CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury reports that Galvis has come down with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as MRSA. Simply put, Galvis has an antibiotic-resistant infection. Galvis will…

  9. Jimmy Rollins on the trade talk: “I am not tradable and so it doesn’t matter”

    Mar 19, 2014, 1:28 PM EDT

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    Todd Zolecki spoke to Jimmy Rollins about the word yesterday that the Phillies are displeased with him and would like to trade him. If you think Rollins was going to try to say conciliatory things and try to defuse the situation, well, sorry: “Because I can’t be traded,” he said before leaving for Dunedin to…

  10. The Phillies are “terrible” and “painful to watch”

    Mar 18, 2014, 9:29 AM EDT

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    I feel like it’s not even fun to troll anymore. I’m actually feeling bad at this point. The headline from Philly.com: This all, apparently, from a Ken Rosenthal report last week that I had somehow missed, talking of the problems the team is having this spring. Problems separate and apart from the Jimmy Rollins drama…

  11. The Phillies want to trade Jimmy Rollins

    Mar 18, 2014, 6:36 AM EDT

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    Yesterday we heard that, in the event that the Tigers came calling about Jimmy Rollins, the veteran shortstop would not waive his 10-5 rights in order to make a deal happen. Buster Olney reports this morning that this could be more than a hypothetical situation: Sources: There is strong sentiment within PHI organization right now…

  12. Jimmy Rollins won’t waive his no-trade clause to go to Detroit

    Mar 17, 2014, 8:50 AM EDT

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    There’s no indication that the Tigers actually want Jimmy Rollins to fill in their now-wide-open shortstop position. But as CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury reports, a lot of scouts were speculating about such a thing, so Salisbury asked Rollins how he’d feel about it. Keeping in mine that Rollins, as a 10-and-5 guy, has full no-trade protection:…

  13. No one is buying Ryne Sandberg’s claim that benching Rollins wasn’t about sending a message

    Mar 14, 2014, 11:12 AM EDT

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    A couple days after the Ryne Sandberg-Jimmy Rollins foofaraw broke, Ryne Sandberg is still insisting that benching Rollins for a couple of days is not a disciplinary thing or about him sending a message. People in the know aren’t buying that. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com is one. He wrote last night that the timing was…

  14. Jimmy Rollins on Ryne Sandberg: “Everyone is allowed to have their opinion. That doesn’t make it right.”

    Mar 13, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Phillies spring training as off to a spectacular start. The offense is pretty awful. Pitchers are getting hurt. Jimmy Rollins is having one of his occasional spats with his manager about his perceived effort. Rollins, despite being healthy, has been out of the lineup for three straight days, with Freddy Galvis taking his place. When…

  15. Ryne Sandberg sounds frustrated with Jimmy Rollins

    Mar 12, 2014, 7:38 PM EDT

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    Freddy Galvis started at shortstop over Jimmy Rollins in Wednesday’s Grapefruit League game at the Orioles’ spring training complex in Sarasota, Florida and Galvis will be getting the start again in Thursday’s home game versus the Yankees. Rollins is considered to be fully healthy and the Phillies typically play all of their projected starters in…

  16. Buster Olney doesn’t think Vizquel, Tejada, Nomar were shortstops

    Feb 24, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Let the record show that I gave fair warning: I thought Buster Olney might adjust his lists from Monday’s ESPN Insider column after being presented with the glaring omissions. Alas, I was ignored. The bulk of Olney’s column today was designed to point out how totally not overrated Derek Jeter is. He dives into the…

  17. Jimmy Rollins is getting ready for the season

    Feb 18, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

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    I find this both cool and weird. Jimmy Rollins taking grounders with a 20 pound vest on: pic.twitter.com/TwCaYYuAwF — Dan McQuade (@dhm) February 18, 2014   I don’t know that I’ve ever heard of anyone doing that. Or if I did, I forgot about it. I don’t know if it actually works, but I want…

  18. Marlon Byrd on the Phillies: “we’re not an old team”

    Jan 26, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT

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    With the signing of Marlon Byrd and Bobby Abreu — and because they’re counting on Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard and Chase Utley to be the motors of the offense once again — the “Phillies are old” jokes have been all over the place this winter.  My favorite two so far are (1) the one about…

  19. Ruben Amaro thinks the Phillies will be contenders if they stay healthy

    Jan 15, 2014, 8:55 PM EDT

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    Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer profiled Phillies GM Ruben Amaro as his team is about a month away from reporting to Clearwater, Florida for spring training. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a prognosticator willing to bet on the Phillies winning the NL East or even competing for one of the two Wild Card slots,…

  20. Phillies sign Ronny Cedeno

    Jan 13, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Journeyman infielder Ronny Cedeno has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Phillies, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Cedeno split last season between the Astros and Padres, hitting .242 with three homers and a .617 OPS in 89 games for a disappointing follow-up to a very solid 2012 season with the Mets. At age…

  21. Mark Mulder credits Paco Rodriguez for spurring his comeback attempt

    Jan 11, 2014, 9:50 PM EDT

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    MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez has a wonderful piece up in which he details Mark Mulder’s attempt to make a comeback in 2014 after nearly six years since he last pitched in the Majors. The whole story borders on too improbable to believe, but perhaps the most interesting part of the story is how the comeback attempt was conceived:…

  22. Jonathan Papelbon compared the cultures of the Red Sox and Phillies

    Jan 3, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

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    Losing never feels good, even if you’re the most well-compensated player at your position. Following the conclusion of the 2011 season, the Phillies signed Jonathan Papelbon to the richest contract ever for a closer — a four-year, $50 million deal with a fifth-year option that can vest at an additional $13 million. Papelbon has generally…

  23. The Phillies are “very willing” to move Jimmy Rollins

    Dec 16, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT

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    Buster Olney of ESPN says that the Phillies are “very willing” to trade Jimmy Rollins. Which, sure. But he’s going to make $11 million in 2014 and his biggest strength these days — his durability — pretty much ensures that he’ll reach the plate appearance incentives that will cause his $11 million vesting option for the…

  24. Terry Pendleton got angry and grabbed Chris Johnson for some reason

    Sep 28, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT

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    The scene: The Braves were down 5-1 in the ninth inning, but were staging a rally against Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. Justin Upton hit a three-run home run to bring the score to 5-4, and the Braves kept fighting. Freddie Freeman singled and Evan Gattis walked to put the winning run in scoring position for…

  25. Brandon Phillips names his All-Swag Team

    Sep 27, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

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    Jon Morosi of FOX Sports spoke with Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, mostly about swag. Phillips says that baseball needs more of it, saying, “That’s exactly why African-Americans don’t play baseball. [There’s] no passion in the game. You’ve got to be like a robot. Look at basketball. Look at football. When you make an exciting…

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