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LEADING OFF: Rollins returns to Philly, Owens joins Red Sox

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Tuesday: --- WELCOME BACK Jimmy Rollins returns to Citizens Bank Park for the first time since Philadelphia traded the team's career hits leader to the Dodgers in the offseason. The 36-year-old shortstop is hitting just .216 with eight steals for the NL West leaders. The former MVP played 15 seasons for the Phillies, and they...
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Dodgers-Phillies Preview

Tuesday night will bring a new vantage point for Jimmy Rollins at Citizens Bank Park, though in a sense things will feel the same. Rollins will sit in the opposite dugout in Philadelphia for the first time after spending the first 15 years of his career with the Phillies when his Los Angeles Dodgers come to town for a three-game series. Rollins won five straight NL East titles from...
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Well this is awkward

Angels' Victorino is out @ 2nd as #Dodgers Jimmy Rollins tries to get Aybar at 1st. @NikonUSA #D4S #sportsphotography — Mark J. Terrill (@mjterrill) August 3, 2015
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Dodgers shortstop Rollins set to return to Philadelphia for first time

Shortstop Jimmy Rollins returns to the city where he played 15 seasons when the Los Angeles Dodgers open a three-game series at the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.Rollins played a pivotal role in one of the best runs in franchise history for the Phillies - a stretch that included five consecutive NL East Division titles and a World Series championship in 2008. Phillies first...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins tries using the whole field to fight off skills decline

When I wrote about Jimmy Rollins‘ struggles a couple months ago, I mentioned that part of the reason to worry about his production at the plate was that his seemingly “bad luck” BABIP may actually not rebound as much as expected, with one of the main factors being that he had become increasingly predictable in hitting slow choppers to the right side. Sure enough, his BABIP...
Via Dodgers Digest
18 days ago  |  Discuss

No nostalgia: Jimmy Rollins leaves Phillies history in the past

Jimmy Rollins spent the better part of two decades playing baseball in Philadelphia, but once he packed up his bags for Los Angeles, he knew he had to have a short memory and immerse himself in his new team. "I cut my ties when I did and I had to leave all that in the past in order to move forward and accept who I am as being a Dodger, so this is where I am today," the 36-year-old...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s get in a sentimental mood as Rollins suits up to play AGAINST the Phillies

Tonight in Los Angeles, for the first time in his lengthy career, Jimmy Rollins will play in a Phillies game for the other team. For the first 2,090 games of his professional baseball career, Jimmy Rollins played in a Phillies game wearing a red cap and a pinstripe or gray uniform (and at times a powder blue alternate or cream home jersey). But not tonight. With the Phillies opening...
Via Macho Row
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins: Philadelphia ‘not conducive for a superstar’

There was once a time when Jimmy Rollins was a fan favorite in Philadelphia. The 2007 NL MVP won four Gold Glove Awards, made three NL All-Star teams and helped his team capture a World Series title in 2008. Then, the Phillies went down the tubes and Rollins went with them. Now that he has...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 24, 2015  |  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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