Originally posted on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 12/7/11
After a few days of talking at the Winter Meetings between the Phillies brass and Jimmy Rollins agent, Dan Lozano, it appears the two sides could be getting closer to reaching a new contract agreement.Chris Singleton of ESPN has been in Dallas this entire week and tweets today that a source within the Phillies organization tells him there are some encouraging signs pointing to a new deal in the works.“@c_singleton: Got a pretty encouraging report from a #phillies person that a deal will get done with @JimmyRollins11 soon.”This is very encouraging news amid the rumors that the Phillies are interested in Gio Gonzalez, possibly for Domonic Brown. It has basically been a foregone conclusion that Rollins will end up back in Philly – although as we’ve seen over the past week in Dallas, anything can happen and happen quickly.Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports the same from Dallas. He says on his blog that most people in the Hilton Anatole (where the meetings are located) believe J-Roll will remaing
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