Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 10/15/11
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There are certain Phillies players that most likely won’t be back next year. Brad Lidge comes to mind, also Roy Oswalt. Then there are those on the bubble: Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Madson. With Madson it will be about the money and years and whether with Scott Boras as an agent, you don’t know if Madson will accept a home-town discount. With Jimmy Rollins is a bit more unclear. He is best friends with slugger Ryan Howard, for one. But the future became clearer when Rollins discussed a five-year contract at his post-season press conference. It ain’t gonna happen. Not with the Phillies. Even though 2011 was his best statistical year since 2009 and his best batting average since 2008, his doubles and triples have decreased every year since 2007. His 30 home runs in 2007 was a career high in a career MVP season, he had 11 in 2008 and 21 in 2009, 8 in a shortened season in 2010 and 16 home runs this year with time on the disabled list. It all depends on whether Ruben Am...
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