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With the baseball free agency period in full swing, the Phillies are busy talking to players and making moves to improve the ballclub for the 2012 season. One of the big decisions the team has to make in the coming weeks concerns the future of shortstop Jimmy Rollins. Currently a free agent, Rollins has been said [...]

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...

Phillies Meeting with Rollins Agent, Could Finish Deal Tonight

It looks like Jimmy Rollins is going to remain a member of the Phillies. According to Bob Brookover of, the Phillies are meeting with Jimmy Rollins as we speak, and could have a deal done by the end of the night. Keep it locked here and follow @BuzzOnBroad for the latest details as they emerge.

Phillies Minor Leaguers Selected in Rule 5 Draft

Jiwan James stays put.The 2012 Baseball Winter Meetings are underway in Dallas and while the greatest amount of buzz has surrounded some major free agents like Albert Pujols and Jimmy Rollins, there’s a minor portion of the annual event that has drawn some interest as well. The Rule 5 draft took place on Thursday and resulted in relocation for a group of selected prospects...

Phils may have some competition for Rollins

The Phillies and Jimmy Rollins made progress this week on a new contract, so much so that nearly everybody at the Winter Meetings said they expect Rollins to remain in Philadelphia. But things changed Thursday. Albert Pujols is leaving the Cardinals for the Angels,, which means the Cardinals suddenly have some money to spend.

Could Cardinals Losing Pujols Mean Phillies Losing Rollins?

Yesterday morning, one of the biggest names on this year’s free agent market signed a lucrative deal, shocking many. Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim agreed to a 10 year, $250 million deal. With Pujols now a Halo, the Cardinals have listed Lance Berkman as their new first baseman. Although, Pujols’ position on the field has been filled, the money that was saved...

Phillies Wrap-up Winter Meetings in Dallas

Aramis is the Phillies backup plan. PHOTO APWhat a whirlwind that was. They say everything is bigger in Texas and the Winter Meetings lived up to that standard this past week in Dallas. Albert Pujols, Jose Reyes, Gio Gonzalez, Prince Fielder, C.J. Wilson; the list goes on and on of players signing with new teams and hearing their name in countless trade rumors. In the offseason...

Morning Buzz: The MLB Hot Stove Is Getting Warmer

In the winter meetings, player signings are more on and off again than Andy Reid's dedication to the running game. That certainly was the case with Jimmy Rollins yesterday, as reports flew around that a deal had been reached, only to be shot down by other media members. What we did find out was that the Milwaukee Brewers have been told that Rollins is likely going to be staying...

Quick Hits: Bell, Reyes, D'Backs, Rox, Rollins

A handful of odds and ends as Friday night winds down ... Joe Frisaro of has the breakdown on Heath Bell's and Jose Reyes' respective contracts with the Marlins. Bell's 2015 club option for $9MM will vest if he finishes 55 games in 2014 or 100 games in 2013-14. Reyes will earn a $1MM bonus if he wins a World Series MVP. D'Backs GM Kevin Towers told...

Hot Stove Recap: Marlins, Angels to meet Wilson

Here is the latest and relevant hot stove buzz circulating around the Winter Meetings in Dallas tonight: The Marlins and Angels will meet with C.J. Wilson tonight. The Marlins have an edge over the Angels to sign Wilson. Jimmy Rollins could re-sign with the Phillies tonight. There doesn’t appear to be much of a market for Carlos Beltran. Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers is willing...
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