Clayton Kershaw is Dodgers Opening Day starter

The Los Angeles Dodgers are preparing for Opening Day on March 4th against the Chicago White Sox, and they announced today that Clayton Kershaw will be their opening day starter. Obviously that isn’t much of a surprise, but this time of year is exactly when excitement begins rising about the upcoming baseball season. .@Dodgers announce @ClaytonKersh22 will start #OpeningDay...
Via Sports-Glory
8 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
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Updated 2015 Phillies Projections

After yesterday's embarrassing loss to the Division II University of Tampa, baseball gurus around the globe went back to their trusty computer programs and rehashed the Phillies 2015 projections.  Many were already picking them to be the worst team in baseball, but it appears they'll be even worse than originally believed. Updated 2015 Philadelphia Phillies record: 2-160.   The...
Via We Should Be GM's
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Out of the Batter’s Box – Phillies lose to D2 team

It’s the start of a new month. Spring training baseball is officially here (tomorrow), so let’s get it all started on the right foot wiht a return to the daily round-up. 1. The Phillies lost an exhibition to the University of Tampa In the first game of the spring, the Phillies lost a 2-0 lead and gave up five runs in the seventh inning en route to losing to one of the top division...
Via Macho Row
16 hours 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Phillies Shortstop Jimmy Rollins: Mets "were number two choice"

View image | gettyimages.com Early this offseason, we learned that the New York Mets were interested in then-Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins. Early reports were that Rollins rejected a trade to the Mets. But after arriving in camp with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Rollins' tune appears to have changed. Rollins spoke...
Via Philliedelphia
2 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...
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2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Moncada’s Decision Improve the Odds of a Hamels’ Trade?

Over most of the last 12 seasons, Phillies fans have been spoiled by the consistency of having a pair of All-Stars up the middle. The descriptive phrase “All-Stars” is used quite literally in the last statement. In fact, it is much closer to “all-timers” in respect to their place in franchise history. The pair conjured memories of Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker and are at...
Via Phillies Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies hope for improved approach at plate from Galvis

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Jimmy Rollins is Philadelphia's franchise leader in hits. The man in line to replace him at shortstop batted .176 last year. Needless to say, Freddy Galvis will have to exceed expectations to give the Phillies anything close to the offensive production they received from Rollins, who was traded during the offseason after 15 years in Philadelphia. Galvis is...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training preview for Philadelphia Phillies tickets

Ryne Sandberg begins his second season managing the Philadelphia Phillies with little hopes of success heading into the season. After a disappointing 2013, the Phillies tried to “reload” rather than “rebuild” and misfired. After finishing the season with a 73-89 record, the team traded long time shortstop Jimmy Rollins, which made it clear that the Phillies are in a rebuilding...
Via Macho Row
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

The Giants might have won the World Series, but the Dodgers won the NL West in 2014. In 2012, Los Angeles acquired Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, and Yasiel Puig. Now, Jimmy Rollins, Yasmani Grandal, and Howie Kendrick have been brought onboard. The names might not be as big, but the need met. ALSO SEE: TEAM PREVIEWS ARCHIVES Key additions: Jimmy Rollins, Yasmani Grandal, Howie...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Dodgers the "mystery team" in on Jonathan Papelbon with injury to Dodgers' Kenley Jansen?

The Los Angeles Dodgers are built to win right now. That is why their offseason included acquisitions of shortstop Jimmy Rollins, second baseman Howie Kendrick that cost the team prospects. However, the Dodgers' win-now attitude could be in jeopardy after one of their key players has succumb to injury and...
Via Philliedelphia
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2015: #6 RHP Zach Eflin

Zach Eflin, image- MiLB.com Right-hander Zach Eflin was the key target when the Phillies dealt former National League MVP Jimmy Rollins this off-season.  With a load of buzz about this young hurler, Eflin will look to prove himself worthy of being part of a trade for an organizational legend. Selected with the 33rd overall pick in the 2012 draft by San Diego out of Hagerty High...
Via Phillies Nation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Short on depth, Phillies could add shortstop or catcher during Spring Training

Cameron Rupp could be the Phillies backup backstop in 2015 This offseason the Phillies subtracted their starting shortstop in Jimmy Rollins and backup catcher in Wil Nieves. Rollins was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Nieves signed with the San Diego Padres. Neither player has really been replaced; the...
Via Philliedelphia
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee could be dealt during Spring Training

The Philadelphia Phillies have traded Marlon Byrd and Jimmy Rollins this winter, have aggressively tried (and failed) to move both Ryan Howard and Jonathan Papelbon, and are listening on Cole Hamels. The forgotten man in their rebuild is Cliff Lee, who made just three starts after mid-May because of an elbow strain. But according to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Phillies could still...
Via Bloguin Best
23 days ago  |  Discuss

What Will the Phillies’ Opening Day Lineup Look Like?

The Phillies will go into the 2015 season without Jimmy Rollins for the first time in 14 years, so how will this affect the starting lineup on opening day against the Red Sox? Here’s what I think the Phillies’ opening day lineup will look like. 1. Let’s start at the top, where there’s no question that Ben Revere will again be the everyday leadoff hitter in 2015. Since joining...
Via Phillies Nation
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Confident Crawford Eager to Fill Rollins' Shoes

Now that Jimmy Rollins is officially a Dodger, the focus of the Phillies shortstop position doesn't really focus on Freddy Galvis. Rather, the depature of Rollins will make fans zero in more so on the development of top prospect, JP Crawford. Earlier this week, Crawford along with Aaron Nola and...
Via Philliedelphia
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s Next for the Reeling Phillies?

The Phillies season ended with a 72-89 record for the second s http://gty.im/83903212 traight year. October has been all about watching the playoffs instead of playing in them. Something has to be done to turn this around, but what exactly is it?      It’s time to sweep up that dusty corner that no one has wanted to touch. Those little dust bunnies are actually million dollar...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers rumors: Yoan Moncada edition

The Los Angeles Dodgers added Jimmy Rollins and Howie Kendrick to their infield, giving them arguably one of the strongest infields they have had in years. With Adrian Gonzalez at first, Kendrick and Rollins up the middle and Juan Uribe at third, 2015 should be a phenomenal year for the Dodgers’ infield defensively. Gonzalez and Rollins have four gold gloves each, and Uribe could...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins Officially Introduced by the Dodgers

Whether or not you wanted to see Jimmy Rollins leave this offseason, it will be weird seeing a Phillies team without him. The heart and soul of the team's playoff run from 2007-11 is now in Los Angeles as the Phillies look to rebuild a team that has stooped below...
Via Philliedelphia
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins eager to add another World Series ring in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jimmy Rollins waived his no-trade clause after 14 years in Philadelphia to join the Los Angeles Dodgers, where the 36-year-old will replace Hanley Ramirez at shortstop. It's a big move for a kid who grew up in the Bay Area disliking the Dodgers. But Rollins was all smiles as he put on a blue cap and slipped into his No. 11 jersey on Wednesday. Rollins called the...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #166: Jimmy Rollins | SS | LAD

A year ago this time, Jimmy Rollins was done. One hundred sixty games played, six homers, 39 RBI, and 35 years of age — Rollins had turned in his worst season, both offensively and in the field (according to Defensive Runs Saved) for a going-nowhere Phillies team. In Rollins’ 2014 preseason profile we noted how a ton of bad luck factored into his lower homer and RBI totals,...
Via Baseball Professor
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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