Brewers Expect Rollins To Sign With Phillies

The latest on free agent shortstop Jimmy Rollins

  • Phillies sources tell Jim Salisbury of (Twitter link) that there was no meeting with Rollins tonight.
  • The Phillies are currently meeting with Lozano and could "get to the finish line" tonight, tweets Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • While no deal between the Phillies and Rollins has been agreed upon, Jim Bowden of ESPN and MLB Network Radio hears from sources on both sides that it will get done (Twitter link).
  • The Brewers expect Rollins to re-sign with the Phillies because their second meeting with agent Dan Lozano was canceled, tweets Haudricourt. According to's Todd Zolecki, GM Ruben Amaro Jr. had this to say on the Brewers' expectations: "That's good news, I guess. I don't know why they have that thought process, but I hope it's true."
  • The Phillies are not close to re-signing Rollins, tweets Ken Rosenthal.
  • The Brewers are hearing that Rollins is staying with the Phillies, tweets Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.  ESPN's Chris Singleton received an encouraging report from a Phillies person that a deal with Rollins will get done soon.

29 Responses to Brewers Expect Rollins To Sign With Phillies Leave a Reply

  1. Triple Hawpes Brewed 4 years ago

    Lame. It’s always more exciting when players switch teams.

  2. The_BiRDS 4 years ago

    Is that the Brewers excuse to not make an offer?

  3. chico65 4 years ago

    Jeebus Tim, every time I refresh there are 3 new posts.  Your computers must be smoking.

  4. Silence 4 years ago

    Why did you even want Rollins anyways? He’s not that good of an offensive upgrade and he plays well in Philly because of their lineup-dimensions. 

    • nm344 4 years ago

      Thats retarded.  You know there are things like park-adjusted stats, right?  And what does the lineup have to do with it when he’s the leadoff hitter!

      • Silence 4 years ago

        Just because you’re a leadoff hitter doesn’t mean that the lineup has nothing to do with it. He’s not hitting 90 HRs for his RBIs. The Phillies have normally have had bottom of the order success leading to Rollins having good ABs + run production. I think I would know, I’ve watched the man play around 1,000 times.

  5. nm344 4 years ago

    I bet its 4 years.  Or 3 plus vesting 4th for a bit more money.

  6. Blue387 4 years ago

    I hope he gets a seven year deal at $126 million.

  7. slider32 4 years ago

    I think Rollins will sign with the Phils, he knows that they both need one another.

  8. AFCFAN06 4 years ago

    my guess would be 4 years 40-50 mill range for rollins and he goes back to phills

  9. Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

    Just saw a tweet that they agreed to terms.

    EDIT: Nope, figures.

  10. Silence 4 years ago

    MLB Network reported that Rollins resigned for 3 years, no words on money details.

  11. Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

    Are we sure the meeting was canceled because of Jimmy? Lozano’s been pretty busy, in fact, Ruben didn’t even meet with him today.

  12. The_BiRDS 4 years ago

    Dan Lozano cancelled the meeting because he is pretty busy with El Hombre… its not like he didnt want to hear what the Brewers had to say

    • Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

      Yeah, seriously. Rollins needs all the leverage he can get if he wants years and money from the Phillies. At this point they have no reason to up their offer other than to “get it over with.”

  13. jarg8 4 years ago

    Knowing Ruben its going to be 3yrs for 45mil with a 4th year option of another 15mil >.>

  14. NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

    Seems a little weird that Chris Rose reported this on Intentional Talk almost two hours ago and I haven’t seen anything on Twitter or on here until right now

  15. JPH_GSG 4 years ago

    If Brookover is reporting something, it’s probably wrong. The only time he’s on target is when he’s reporting what everyone else has known for hours.

  16. cheez13 4 years ago

    How much money are the Phillies gonna spend and not improve the team? I don’t expect Papbelbon to perform any better than Madsen did last year and ….Rollins ain’t getting any younger and Phils are gonna be out tens of millions.

  17. Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

    No way that would ever happen.

  18. Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

    You don’t trade arguably the best player in the game in your division. It’s not happening. Cling to whatever hope you want, its not happening.

  19. nm344 4 years ago

    Best player in the game? Are you kidding? He can barely field his position since he got too fat and it looks like his offense has already peaked.

  20. Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

    In 2009 he was the best player in the game. He’s obviously not but the talent is there for him to be that guy again. I think Hanley Ramirez is the guy he was in 2009.

    Pujols is the best player in the game, obviously, but it was 2 years ago where you could make a case for Hanley.

    He’s not getting traded to Philadelphia, Atlanta, New York, or Washington. It’s a pipedream, not happening under any circumstance.

    The Marlins want to win, not hand the Phillies a 6th straight title.

    Not to mention we don’t have prospects to build a package around. Domonic Brown? No need for him. Trevor May? Middle of the rotation arm who repeated 2 levels of single A.

  21. Chipper_is_GOD 4 years ago


    I had a feeling as the Braves possibly getting him but there’s just no chance they hand Hanley over to either the Braves or Philly, because giving him to either team just makes them better than the Marlins. (Like they aren’t better anyway) 

  22. Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

    I think it’s a mistake for ANYONE to give him 5 years. But being real about it, Jimmy was only signifigantly injured in 2010. In 2009 he had a horrible first half of the season but hit close to .300 in the 2nd half. In 2011 he had a solid year but he hurt his calf and missed 15 games. I think his injury history is really overblown. Not that it isn’t a concern, but he’s not injury prone to the extent Jose Reyes is.

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