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Yankees offered utility player for Jimmy Rollins

The Phillies are willing to listen to offers for shortstop Jimmy Rollins but apparently have a lofty sense of his value. ESPN’s Jayson Stark has heard that the Yankees attempted to acquire Rollins but only wanted to give up a “a utility player.” Rollins is about to turn 36 and is owed $11 million in the final year of his current deal. Heard from 2 more sources on Rollins...
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Yanks called Phillies about Jimmy Rollins; price tag “too high”

  The New York  Yankees need to find a shortstop before Spring Training, but one thing they know, it’s not going to be the Philadelphia Phillies‘ Jimmy Rollins. According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Yankees called Ruben Amaro inquiring about the availability of Jimmy Rollins. After the Phillies set a high asking price for Rollins, the Yankees moved on and are now looking...
Via On-Base Talk
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees called Phillies about trading for Jimmy Rollins

ESPN’s Jayson Stark is reporting, via Twitter, that the Phillies and Yankees had preliminary discussions about Jimmy Rollins but the Yankees balked at the high asking price. The talks never got too serious, as Rollins was never asked to waive his no-trade clause. Rollins has a full no-trade clause and has stated in the past that he has no desire to change locations. Yankees...
Via Phillies Nation
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees wanted Rollins but Phillies' price was too high

A few weeks ago we learned that Jimmy Rollins was not willing to go to the Mets in any trade, but did not necessarily rule out going elsewhere. As the offseason opened, we learned that the Yankees might consider Rollins to take over shortstop in place of the retiring Derek...
Via Philliedelphia
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Looked Into Acquiring Jimmy Rollins

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported that an inside source confirmed the Mets recently looked into acquiring Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins via trade. However, talks were quickly dismissed by Rollins, who informed the team that he doesn’t want to leave Philadelphia. Rollins has a full no-trade clause in his contract. He is due to receive $11 million next season, after which...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets tried to trade for Jimmy Rollins

This would have been something else – according to a report from Adam Rubin of, the New York Mets attempted to bring over long-time rival Jimmy Rollins from the Phillies in a trade. Of course, the trade was blocked. The Mets, in need of a shortstop, spoke with the Philadelphia Phillies about acquiring Jimmy Rollins in a trade, sources told The pursuit...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rollins Blocked Deal to Mets

Here is some news out of left field: Adam Rubin of ESPN reports that Jimmy Rollins blocked a deal that would have sent it him to the Mets. While the timeline of the deal exploration is unclear, it likely was within the last year or so, as Rubin’s article cites the Mets need for a shortstop. Rollins reportedly blocked the proposed deal. Rollins has one more year left as part of...
Via Phillies Nation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Were Interested, But Jimmy Rollins Reportedly Does Not Want To Leave The Phillies

Earlier today Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote about the possibility of the Phillies moving shortstop Jimmy Rollins. As it turns out, there was interest in the Phillies shortstop, from a team all too familiar to Phillies fans. Would the Phillies trade Rollins to the New York Mets?...
Via Philliedelphia
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins Exits With Injury; A Disabled List Finish Could Void 2015 Guarantee

#452991566 / Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins' 2014 has been incredibly solid, considering Rollins' age and difficult position. After becoming the Phillies' all-time hits leader, the veteran Rollins continued his solid play, manning shortstop with the best of them. On Monday night, Rollins' season could be in doubt. Rollins exited...
Via Philliedelphia
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Umpire Laz Diaz salsas with Phillie Phanatic

Whether it’s driving a four-wheeler around the ballpark or shooting a hot dog gun at a pig mascot, Phillie Phanatic has been known to pump up crowds with his antics. And he can dance like a pro—other mascots dare not challenge him. But umpire Laz Diaz had no problem engaging in a dance-off with the team’s mascot during Wednesday night’s Astros-Phillies game. And he showcased...
Via The Sports Daily
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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