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PHILADELPHIA -- Jimmy Rollins and the Philadelphia Phillies have finalized a $33 million, three-year contract.
The deal, announced on Monday, includes a vesting option for a fourth year at $11 million. If not vested, that could be a club option at $8 million or a player option at $5 million...
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Earlier today, the Phillies reached an agreement with Jimmy Rollins. Today, Rollins spoke about the contract, and what brought him back to Philadelphia. [Quotes via CSN Philly]
“I’m very happy with this. I have a chance to continue my legacy in Philadelphia and win at least two more championships before the deal expires.”
And remember when Rollins said he was not going...
The Philadelphia Phillies finalized a three-year, $33 million contract with shortstop Jimmy Rollins on Monday.
The deal includes a vesting option for a fourth year worth $11 million. If that option is not vested, there is an $8 million club option or $5 million player option.
The former National League MVP batted .268 with 16 home runs, 63 RBIs and 30 stolen bases last season....
Contract worth $33 million with vesting option for fourth year Jimmy Rollins thought about life elsewhere but never reached the point where he thought he had to go elsewhere. He figured he would be back in Philadelphia at some point. Two sources said Saturday that Rollins agreed to a three-year, $33 million contract with a vesting [...]
Jimmy Rollins is returning to the Phillies after shopping his talents as a free agent, which is the way it should be. The word is he took less money to stay in Philadelphia.
At 5:30 pm, Jimmy Rollins will speak to the media about his new deal. You can watch the live stream here.
[Video via CSN Philly]
It just feels right that Jimmy Rollins is staying with the Phillies. He's part of something special -- a huge part actually, one of the most important parts.
PHILADELPHIA - In 2005, the Phillies gave Jimmy Rollins a five-year contract extension worth $40 million.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jimmy Rollins and the Philadelphia Phillies have finalized a $33 million, three-year contract.
Jimmy Rollins is coming back to Philadelphia. He even said he gave the Phillies a hometown discount, something he originally said he would not do.
I still do not buy the fact that Rollins came here for less, and left money on the table in Milwaukee. I just don't.
Rollins has been the man at the top of the lineup for a long time, but his play has declined.
The Philadelphia Phillies made it official on Monday and signed shortstop Jimmy Rollins to a three-year, $33 million contract.
CSN: Jimmy Rollins' lasting legacy with the Phillies won’t be accumulating piles of stats, but from winning. By claiming the Phillies were “the team to beat,” before the 2007 season, everything about the franchise changed.
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...
The Phillies now win their division every year and keep their best players, with Jimmy Rollins the latest to return. But can they keep Cole Hamels, too?
With the signings of Jonathan Papelbon, Jimmy Rollins, Jim Thome and Laynce Nix and a trade for Ty Wigginton, GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said he's ready to begin the pursuit of a sixth straight National League East title.