Zach Eflin's dominance earns him Eastern League Pitcher of the Week honors

Earlier today, we took a look at the Phillies top 10 prospects and how they've been performing after the first full week of play. One of the many standouts on the list is number five prospect, Zach Eflin, who the Phillies acquired in the deal that sent Jimmy Rollins to...
Via Philliedelphia
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Future Phillies Report - Checking in on the top 10 prospects

The Phillies are in a rebuilding phase, so a lot of focus is being put on their young talent in the minor leagues. In the offseason, Ruben Amaro dealt Jimmy Rollins and Marlon Byrd to beef up the pitching prospects on the farm. Severino Gonzalez, Aaron Nola and Zach Eflin...
Via Philliedelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

That lazy fool Mike Francesa learned Jimmy Rollins was traded...yesterday

Mike Francesa learned that Jimmy Rollins was traded by the Phillies in December to the LA Dodgers.He learned this yesterday.Earlier in the show Mike belittled Mets fan Bill in Flushing who did not know about Tim Leary getting hurt in 1981, thirty four years ago, but he didn't know about a four month old trade.This from the 2nd laziest employee at WFAN. 2nd only to Joe Benigno. Follow...
Via Bob's Blitz
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies confident offense will come soon enough

Jimmy Rollins ripped a game-winning three-run home run to right field Monday afternoon at Dodger Stadium, while Kyle Kendrick pitched seven scoreless innings in Milwaukee. Back at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies managed just three hits in an 8-0 loss ...
Via Philly Sports Live
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins Blasts Game-Winning Home Run In Dodgers Debut

.@JimmyRollins11 just wrote the first scene of his Hollywood script. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/BQvBUCSoWT — MLB (@MLB) April 7, 2015 After spending the last 14 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, Jimmy Rollins began his new career with the Los Angeles Dodgers with a bang. In addition to stealing a base and going 2-for-4 in his at-bats, Rollins Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rollins hits 3-run homer to power Dodgers over Padres 6-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) New addition Jimmy Rollins hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-3 victory over the re-tooled San Diego Padres on Monday on opening day. Rollins took a curtain call in the dugout for his drive into the lower right-field seats off Shawn Kelley (0-1). Rollins and Howie Kendrick joined the team in the offseason...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Poised to Win NL West Division

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Howie Kendrick, right, points toward the Dodgers dugout after sliding into third for a triple as San Diego Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks walks away during the fourth inning of an opening day baseball game, Monday, April 6, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) After a number of bold offseason moves, the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag #23: Olivera TJ, July 2, Guerrero/Uribe, Rollins

Hey, it’s a mailbag! We love the mailbag … even the questionable questions. Send us more questions using the form to the right, directly (thedodgersdigest@gmail.com) and/or on Twitter. ===== Ron Gotcher: Wouldn’t it make sense for the Dodgers to just go ahead and put Olivera under the knife right now? That way, we can still get use out of Uribe while he is recovering. I don’t...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Utley Issue

Chut's the man. Motion passed.So there's a nice piece of service to the Failing Phils' long-time HOF-bound (maybe) 2B, the last link to the glory years that the fans still actually want around, and as to why that is, over on NBC Philly today. (Yeah, moment of weakness, I looked, you don't have to.)The writer notes the past glories of Ryan Howard, Cole Hamels, Jimmy Rollins and Carlos...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rollins helps Dodgers beat Rangers 10-5

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jimmy Rollins hit a leadoff double in Los Angeles' five-run third inning, and a split-squad of Dodgers beat the Texas Rangers 10-5 in spring training on Sunday. Rollins scored on Chris Heisey's two-run single in the third against Nick Tepesch, and Adrian Gonzalez had a two-run double. The Dodgers also got a two-run homer from Buck Britton in the fourth. Los...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins speaks as only Jimmy Rollins can

Jimmy Rollins understands Philadelphia as perhaps no player in Phillies history can. When Jimmy Rollins buttoned up his number 29 uniform as a September call up on a Sunday afternoon in 2000, the Phillies grabbed a rare win in a season in which they lost 97 games. It was their 13th losing season in 14 years and they lost 90 or more games in six of those seasons. The Phils averaged...
Via PhilsBaseball
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins: Philly’s ‘Blue Collar’ Ways ‘Not Conducive For A Superstar’

According to Jimmy Rollins, maybe someone like Mary Katherine Gallagher should steer clear of Philadelphia. Philly might be the City of Brotherly Love, but the former Phillies shortstop thinks it’s no place for superstars. His reasoning, he revealed in an interview with FOX Sports, is that Philadelphia’s blue-collar ways don’t exactly mesh with players...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers win Hector Olivera sweepstakes with $62.5 million deal

Signing Cuban infielders hasn’t worked out terribly well for the Dodgers in recent years, as neither Alexander Guerrero nor Erisbel Arruebarrena has developed as hoped. Perhaps the third time will be the charm. The Dodgers are obviously hoping so, banking $62.5 million on infielder Hector Olivera, winning the latest bidding for a Cuban import. According to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez...
Via The Outside Corner
27 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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins Q&A: 'I feel like I'm free to be myself'

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Jimmy Rollins grew up in Oakland, rooting for the Athletics, detesting the Dodgers for their upset victory over the A’s in the 1988 World Series. He spent his first 14 full seasons with the Phillies, loathing the Dodgers as an opponent. Now, of course, Rollins is a Dodger. In fact, he chose the Dodgers, waiving his no-trade clause so that the teams could complete...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chase Utley is "easily attainable"

The Phillies rebuild did not go too far; the team moved in trade shortstop Jimmy Rollins, outfielder Marlon Byrd, and pitcher Antonio Bastardo. Among the old guard, first baseman Ryan Howard and second baseman Chase Utley remain. Moving Howard is something the Phillies have tried and we are well aware....
Via Philliedelphia
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw struck by line drive, stays in game

Your browser does not support iframes. Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw endured a scary moment early in Friday’s Cactus League game against the Oakland Athletics. With Athletics infielder Andy Parrino at the plate, Kershaw was struck in the face by a line drive. Kershaw goes down hard after line drive by Parrino hits him in face. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) March...
Via Sports-Glory
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting lineup

With the season just a couple of weeks away, the Los Angeles Dodgers are beginning to send players down to the minor leagues and their final 25-man roster is beginning to take shape. Here’s my best guess at what the lineup will look like for the majority of the season with some random stat projections.   1. Jimmy Rollins- SS .260 average, .330 OBP, 11 home runs, 30 steals...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Newcomer Rollins to lead off for Dodgers this season

  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 on Dec. 19 for...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2015  |  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
March 03, 2015  |  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
March 03, 2015  |  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
March 01, 2015  |  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
March 01, 2015  |  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
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins adjusts to new uniform back home in California

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jimmy Rollins savors a bite of bacon at his locker, then steals a quick glimpse at the bright blue No. 11 uniform hanging behind him. It's before 8 a.m. in the desert and the veteran shortstop becomes a bit poetic about it all, the cross-country move back to his home state of California, going from wearing bright red in Philadelphia to a more subdued blue. ...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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