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The Papelbon deal takes up $11 million for the Phillies in 2012.Here is a revised look at the Phillies 2012 roster and payroll projections following the Jimmy Rollins signing on Saturday. The numbers for the arbitration players and players lacking service time are subject to change. They are merely educated guesses.According to the Associated Press, it appears the MLB Luxury Tax will not be going up as it had the previous five seasons. It will remain the same as it was in 2011; $178 million. That doesn’t necessarily mean the Phillies won’t go over it, but in the past they’ve seemingly been reluctant to do it. It had gone up $8 million per season over the last five years of the old CBA. That’s no longer the case.Included in the new CBA is a provision that will raise the minimum salary from $414,000 to $480,000. That could change some things for the Phillies with guys like Mayberry and Martinez. In the projections below, I’ve made those changes.Blue: money that the Phillies owe in 201...
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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....
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]
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.
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.
Well, that’s what happens folks when an already bad market for free agent short-stops crumbles right before your eyes. Good for the Phillies, bad for Jimmy Rollins.
Not that I’m complaining though. I’m glad Jimmy Rollins is back. Rarely do you get to see a home-grown player spend most of, if not all of their career in one city. It almost never happens in Philadelphia.
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.
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...
The Philadelphia Phillies made it official on Monday and signed shortstop Jimmy Rollins to a three-year, $33 million contract.
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?
It wasn’t too long ago when the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets had a very heated rivalry. Both teams were fighting for the National League East, but over the last couple of years the Phillies have separated themselves from the rest of the division while the Mets found themselves near the cellar. The Phillies/Mets rivalry wasn’t as intense in 2011, but any Phillies...
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.
I’m sure many of you have read the stories concerning former Philadelphia Inquirer baseball writer Bill Conlin and the sickening accusation that he sexually abused children, some who were his niece and nephew, over 40 years ago. It’s so sad that these people have had to carry this burden around with them for all these years and now due to the statute of limitations, Conlin cannot...