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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 three-time All-Star and 2007 National League MVP, who became a free agent for the first time ever this offseason, has spent his entire 12-year career in Philadelphia ever since being selected in the second round of the 1996 amateur draft. Old school.
J-Roll, 33, has been one of the fan favorites for many years. When he's not turning double plays and batting .268, he can be found at a variety of charity events for the Jimmy Rollins Family Foundation
which raises money to support young adults living with arthritis while also advocating the prevention of child abuse by providing a portion of charitable donations to Prevent Child Abuse
When he's not being generous and awesome, he's hanging out with teammate Ryan Howard doing all kinds of weird stuff...
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Jimmy Rollins is not currently a Hall of Fame player.At the end of his newly signed contract, he will not be a Hall of Fameplayer. His only hope of the Hall? Play eight more years and get to 3000 hits.*Here’s why.[*His only chance based on personal achievement, that is. The Phillies could win three more World Championships he could ride the coat tails of that success into a Hall...
Fans of the Philadelphia Phillies got an early Christmas present as the team and long time shortstop Jimmy Rollins reached agreement on a 3 year,33 million dollar deal December 17th 2011. Drafted in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft, the Oakland, California native is a 3 time all star and gold glove [...]
As the offseason wore on, this seemed more and more inevitable: according to Jerry Crasnick, the Phillies and Jimmy Rollins have finally agreed on a contract that will keep the shortstop in Philadelphia for the next few years. The money involved in the contract isn't known at this time but it is believed to be a 3 year deal with an option for a 4th year.Given that neither the...
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 anonymity Saturday because the agreement is pending a physical.
Ruben Amaro frolics in fields of money, signing players to contracts beyond market value (in both years and money) with reckless abandon. However, the shrewd bastard waited Jimmy Rollins unreasonable demand out (5 years) and walked away smug as ever. 3 years/$33M with an attainable 4th year option at $11M. Well played Rube, well played.This will be J-Roll's last big contract...
PHILADELPHIA - Two people familiar with the negotiations tell The Associated Press that Jimmy Rollins has agreed...
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 ...
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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...
The Philadelphia Phillies have reached agreement with shortstop Jimmy Rollins on a three-year, $33-million contract with a vesting option for a fourth year, a baseball source told ESPN.com.