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JIMMY ROLLINS RUMORS

Rollins to lead off for Dodgers this season

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is set at the top of his batting order with newcomer Jimmy Rollins. ''That's the one guy, I think, we are pretty sure about,'' Mattingly said Tuesday of his shortstop. ''Jimmy is really kind of that lead-off guy. ''Truly, we don't really have anybody else who fits that role,'' he said. Rollins, acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins and the New York Mets

“The Mets had a chance to win the World Series last year. Last year is over. I think we are the team to beat in the NL East, finally. But, that’s only on paper.” That infamous (or famous depending on whom you are a fan) quote precipitated the steep decline of the New York Mets and the sharp incline of the Philadelphia Phillies. Mets fans hate Jimmy Rollins, but this isn...
Via Mets360.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers News: Jimmy Rollins to Bat Leadoff for L.A.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly announced this morning that newly acquired shortstop Jimmy Rollins will be the team’s leadoff hitter when regular season play begins on April 6. Eric Stephen of True Blue LA passed the news along via Twitter: Don Mattingly said Jimmy Rollins would bat leadoff this year. “We don’t truly have anyone else who fits in that role.” — Eric Stephen...
Via Baseball Essential
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins Offers High Praise for the New York Mets

(Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) A move that ended one of the longest tenures in baseball this offseason saw longtime Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. A storied career in the city of ‘Brotherly Love’ that included a National League MVP in 2007 and a World Series championship a year later drew to a close. But before he ever...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The New York Mets-Jimmy Rollins timeline

Had Jimmy Rollins not been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the New York Mets would have been his second option, he said Saturday. Rollins’ 15-year tenure with the Philadelphia Phillies ended Dec. 19, 2014, when the Phillies traded their longtime shortstop to the Dodgers. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman previously reported the 36-year-old would be unwilling to waive his no-trade clause...
Via Around Citi
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins welcomed a trade to Mets

Jimmy Rollins could not be happier about being traded to the Dodgers over the offseason. Rollins, who spent all 15 years of his MLB career with the Phillies, was dealt to the Dodgers in December. The former MVP shortstop told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick that the Mets were second on his list of preferred trade destinations...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rollins Would Have Played For Mets, Says Their Future Is Bright

When Jimmy Rollins was still with the Phillies, there were two reports that he would use his veto rights to kill any trade to the Mets, who were reportedly very interested in the boisterous and still very productive shortstop. However, in an interview with Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, Rollins refuted those reports and admitted that the New York Mets were his second choice of preferred...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 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
December 10, 2014  |  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
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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