PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Jimmy Rollins is struggling.
Rollins is hitting .248 with a .305 on-base percentage this season and since the all-star break, it has gotten even worse. Rollins is hitting .214 with a dismal .252 on-base percentage in the 28 games after the break.
Ryne Sandberg, who took over for Charlie Manuel on Friday as manager of the Phillies, is putting a focus on getting Rollins back on track. Rollins, 34, has no-trade rights and has emphasized his desire not to waive those rights, and remain a Phillie. Rollins is under contract next season for $11 million and has a couple different options that could keep him here the following season, in 2015.
Despite the fact that Rollins may be here regardless of what the fans or even the Phillies want, on the WIP Morning Show’s Audio Roadshow poll question of the day 74% of fans, for what it’s worth, said they did NOT want Rollins back next season (results here).