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Phillies & Rollins Still Not Close

While the options for both, Jimmy Rollins and the Philadelphia Phillies, are dwindling it doesn’t appear the two sides are any closer to a deal. Scott Miller of CBS Sports is reporting that the two sides are still talking but aren’t any closer. @ScottMCBSSports: Phillies, Jimmy Rollins continue “dialog” but the sense is that a deal is not close. The good thing for Phillies...

Jimmy Rollins Weighs In On Ryan Braun Testing Positive For PED's

Ryan Braun has reportedly tested positive for performance enhaning drugs, according to Outside The Lines. Braun won the National League MVP, and was notified of his failed drug test sometime in late October. A very interesting quote from Bud Selig in 2009 involving Ryan Howard and Ryan Braun now seems completely ironic. Free agent shortstop Jimmy Rollins weighed in on the situation...

Jimmy Rollins Update: Furcal Signs With Cardinals, Rollins' Options Slimming Down

Jimmy Rollins doesn’t have many options left this off season. The St. Louis Cardinals, who were recently reported to be interested in Rollins, signed Rafael Furcal to a two-year, $14 million deal today, leaving Rollins with a very small market. So, what does this mean for Jimmy Rollins? With Rollins asking for a five-year deal, many teams have been scared away by the 33-year-old’s...

Philadelphia Phillies Storyline: The Talent Trail With The $10M Question

Jimmy Rollins and the Philadelphia Phillies are at the threshold of the bank vault. Is there anybody that believes Rube Amaro will not try to do anything with the approximately $10M left in the payroll budget? He may utilize $5M at the trading deadline and that allows $6M for pitching. He says he may only chase a 2nd lefty for the relief corps, like George Sherrill, who made $1.2M...

Minor moves of a few Northern CA players

Though they aren't really household names here in Northern California (not like Jimmy Rollins or Troy Tulowitzki, etc), there are other players from the region who are in the "hot stove" news these days.  Lots of this stuff can be found at  That is where I tend to find things like my subjects today.  However, there are even times when I scroll...

Morning Buzz: Mystery Team In The Mix

So much anticipation and excitement surrounds the word mystery - except when you're one of those Phillies fans who want the team to sign Jimmy Rollins. Just like last year when the mystery team in the Cliff Lee sweepstakes wound up being the Phillies, there seems to be a mystery team interested in Rollins. Here is your Morning Buzz: The mystery team that is interested in Jimmy...

The D-Train Stops in Philly

The Phillies have agreed to a one-year deal with left-handed pitcher (and childhood friend of Jimmy Rollins) Dontrelle Willis, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, who broke the news via Twitter Tuesday morning. It’s a classic low-risk/high-reward signing that figures to cost the team very little while potentially netting them a valuable member of the pitching staff. Although...
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