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As it turns out, there is only one Jose Reyes, who signed a $22 per year, six year deal with the Florida Marlins. Reyes, 28, also won the batting title, hitting .337 in his last year with the Mets. Rafael Furcal, 34, signed for $6.5 per year for two years with the Cardinals. Alex Gonzalez, 34, signed for $4 million per year with the Brewers. Which didn’t leave as big of a market for Jimmy Rollins.Jimmy Rollins has not played 162 games in a season since his 2007 MVP season. Still the three-year deal will probably make him a Phillie for his career.Fortunately, Rollins, 33, a .272 lifetime hitter, wanted to play for the Phillies. So the club house leader signed for $33 million for three years with a vested option for a fourth year. An average of $11 per year. Lower than Reyes, but better than Furcal or Gonzalez. It also sures up a hole for the Phillies, who did not want to go with rookie Freddy Glavis at this point. Also Jimmy is good friends with Ryan Howard and went to the same high ...

Amaro’s Patience Saved Phils Money on Rollins

Ruben Amaro is prone to pouncing quickly on players he wants. He inked Jonathan Papelbon for more than $50 million a week before any other free agent closer signed. He locked up Ryan Howard in early 2010 when the writing was on the wall that Howard was set to be the third-best free agent first baseman in the winter of 2011. In Dec. 2008 Amaro gave a 36-year-old Raul Ibanez...

Jimmy Rollins Stays with Philadelphia Phillies for Three Years, $33 Million

Jimmy Rollins isn't going anywhere Philadelphia Phillies fans, so you can pipe down now. The animated shortstop has agreed to stick around for another three seasons to the tune of $33 million in a deal that includes a vesting option for a fourth year. Of course, the contract completion depends on a physical, which I'm sure Rollins will pass with flying colors. The...

AP sources: Phillies, Jimmy Rollins agree to 3-year deal

PHILADELPHIA — Jimmy Rollins is bringing his swagger back to the Phillies. Three people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press that Rollins has agreed to a 3-year, $33 million contract with Philadelphia. The deal includes a vesting option for a fourth year. The people spoke on condition of ...

Sources: Jimmy Rollins, Phillies agree on 3-year deal

PHILADELPHIA - Two people familiar with the negotiations tell The Associated Press that Jimmy Rollins has agreed...

Phillies agree to three-year deal with Jimmy Rollins

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Rollins Returns to Philadelphia

In perhaps the least shocking move of the offseason, the Phillies re-signed Jimmy Rollins over the weekend. While the possibility always existed that he would sign elsewhere, the availability of several shortstop stopgaps drastically reduced his number of suitors. The remaining teams with shortstop vacancies lacked either the payroll flexibility to pay him eight figures per year...

Phils keep Rollins; Latos to Reds

Jimmy Rollins has agreed to a 3-year, $33 million contract to remain with Philadelphia, pending a physical The deal includes a vesting option for a fourth year.

Phillies ink Rollins to 3-year contract

The Philadelphia Phillies made it official on Monday and signed shortstop Jimmy Rollins to a three-year, $33 million contract.

Rollins Gets 3-Year, $33 Million Deal

Jimmy Rollins has struck a three-year, $33 million deal to remain in Philadelphia, according to reports. The 12-year Phillies shortstop will also have a vesting option for a fourth year, reported. Rollins has played for the Phillies since being drafted in 1996.  

The Angles Reemerge as the Class of the American League

For a while it was Miami’s summer. Getting free agents Jose Reyes and consistent left handed starter Mark Buerhle to sign, and rumors of Albert Pujols being interested in joining them, the Miami Marlins looked poised to win the offseason. But in a span of 24 hours the Angels outdid the Marlins; and put themselves as the frontrunner to represent the American League in the World...

New Marlin Reyes eager to play with Ramirez

New Miami Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes misspoke Friday talking about the teammate he bumped to third base, Hanley Ramirez.

Sports people: Dontrelle Willis, Mike Scioscia

Dontrelle Willis Jimmy Rollins and Willis both attended Encinal High in Alameda, are longtime friends and often trade barbs about who is better. But they've never been teammates, until now. Well, maybe. "He was probably...
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