Jimmy Rollins can not be traded without his consent. He’s made it clear that he’s not planning on giving that consent any time soon.
He’s said it before, and he’s saying it again. Jimmy Rollins wants to be the Phillies’ all-time hit leader, and there is very little chance of him waiving his no-trade clause.
Andrew McCutchen got buzzed by Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon as a Sunday exhibition suddenly turned testy before the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Philadelphia 5-0.
It probably won’t go down like Jimmy Rollins’ famous “team to beat” proclamation, but Ben Revere made a pledge to Phillies fans on Friday: the playoffs.
Despite a baseball career littered with accolades, Philadelphia’s new leader is treating his seat in the dugout like he did every inning at second base during his time in the National League.
Jimmy Rollins hasn’t played in three consecutive Phillies Spring Training games. Rollins says manager Ryne Sandberg hasn’t told him why that is. General manager Ruben Amaro thinks it’s no big deal.
Jimmy Rollins has been noticeably out of the Phillies lineup in Spring Training. Many have theorized that new manager Ryne Sandberg was trying to send Rollins a message. Rollins doesn’t know, because no one has told him.
Joe Mauer drove in the game’s first run with a first-inning single, and four Minnesota Twins pitchers combined to two-hit the Philadelphia Phillies in a 1-1 tie Sunday.
A.J. Burnett started against his former Pittsburgh teammates, giving up one run in two innings Sunday as the Pirates beat the Phillies 4-1.
The Phillies couldn’t figure out Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees pitching staff as they lost 4-0 on Saturday.
Phils’ general manager Ruben Amaro says the Phillies have to score between 650 and 700 runs this season to be contenders and make the playoffs—all with the second-highest payroll in the National League, an estimated $159-million, behind the $216-million bankroll of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Trade rumors have circulated about just about every player on the Phillies so far this season. Domonic Brown’s name has been mentioned often, Jonathan Papelbon is the subject of many rumors, and just last week the Phillies were reportedly ready to listen to offers for both Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels.
Tyler Cloyd (2-5) lasted just two batters into the fifth inning as the Washington Nationals roughed him up for five runs and 10 hits in an 11-2 rout.
Even though he’s probably not going anywhere, fans vote they’ve seen enough of Jimmy Rollins.
The WIP Morning Show picks Darren Daulton as the Winner of the week, and Jonathan Papelbon as the Weasel.