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Rollins Reflects: Former Shortstop Comments on Phillies Championship Window

We all know what the picture above signifies. It was the play that ended the playoff run for the 102 win team. It was the injury that likely ended Ryan Howard's productive career. It was the moment that Jimmy Rollins knew it was all over. After winning five straight NL...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rollins on Werth: 'When He Left, He Left a Big Hole There'

View image | Former Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins has had a lot to say, in an exiting interview with's Jim Salisbury, about the past, current and future state of the only franchise he has known thus far in his career: the Philadelphia Phillies. In the interview, Jimmy Rollins...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Phillies Shortstop Jimmy Rollins: John Middleton Wants To Be "Steinbrenner South"

Howard Eskin of Fox 29 reported in recent months that Phillies partial owner John Middleton is itching for an opportunity to become majority owner and take managing control of the team. Since selling his cigar business for $2.9 billion, Middleton has been around the team more often. Recently departed Jimmy...
Via Philliedelphia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Where the 2015 Roster, Top Ten Prospects Stand, Post-Rollins

Cesar Hernandez could finally get a real shot. Photo by Richard Wilkins Jr. Jimmy Rollins has been traded, and the Phillies appear poised to do more moving forward. While no one is overly concerned right now with what the 2015 team looks like, the reality is that they will have...
Via Philliedelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins says goodbye to Philly in full-page Inquirer ad

The Jimmy Rollins era in Philadelphia is a wrap, and to thank the demanding, loyal, passionate Philly fans, the club’s long-time shortstop took out a full-page ad in Saturday’s Philadelphia Inquirer. Jimmy Rollins bought a full-page ad in Saturday’s @PhillyInquirer: — Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) December 20, 2014 In case the font is too small…...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley bids farewell to Jimmy Rollins

The trade is official – long-time Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins has been dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Rollins’ long-time double play partner in Philadelphia, Chase Utley, posted a farewell message to his former teammate. Chase on @JimmyRollins11: — Phillies (@Phillies) December 19, 2014   In case you can’t read the statement through...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Sad End of an Era

Hearing the news of Jimmy Rollins being traded to the Dodgers wasn’t shocking, but it was quite saddening. As the first piece of this core group of players to be dealt, the J-Roll deal signals the end of a very memorable era of Phillies baseball. When I look back on this core group of players, I’ll instantly think about those five straight NL East championships, the potent offense...
Via Phillies Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies showing commitment to their rebuild

This past week has been one of the busiest weeks in recent Phillies history. Last week, I wrote about how I would be surprised to see Rollins or Utley go, given their value to the city beyond just baseball and now, a week later, Rollins is gone. The caveat was if the team got an offer they couldn’t refuse or if the player decided to take one last go at a title. Both of these...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers acquire Jimmy Rollins

The Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t waste much time replacing Hanley Ramirez at shortstop. According to multiple reports, the defending NL West champions have acquired veteran Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies (via CSN Philly). The interesting dynamic here is that Rollins waived his no-trade clause to go to the Dodgers. That has been a point of contention over the past couple...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jimmy Rollins would green light trade to Dodgers

The Philadelphia Phillies would love to move shortstop Jimmy Rollins and the $11 million he’s owed in 2015. However, Rollins has ten and five rights, and would need to give his approval for any trade. He already shot down a trade to the Mets and wouldn’t approve a deal to the A’s. Rollins did say he would accept a move to the Yankees, but Phillies GM Ruben Amaro’s demands...
Via The Outside Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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