Showing posts with label Jimmy Rollins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jimmy Rollins. Show all posts

Monday, March 17, 2014

MLB Rumors: Detroit Tigers could deal for SS Nick Franklin, Darwin Barney, or Jimmy Rollins..? No Drew

MLB Rumors:

The Detroit Tigers suddenly have a hole in their infield in the wake of the Jose Iglesias injury, and need a shortstop. Many people around baseball speculated the defending AL Central champion Tigers would pursue free agent Stephen Drew. However, it appears general manager Dave Dombrowski has put the axe on any possible Drew signing.

According to Lynn Henning of The Detroit News, the Tigers have no interest in signing Drew.
Dombrowski suggested the Tigers could look at an internal candidate to replace Iglesias, prospects Danny Worth and Hernan Perez are two possibilities.

Henning then speculated that the Tigers could look on the trade block to fill the need at shortstop. Nick Franklin, of the Mariners, and Darwin Barney, of the Cubs are two players Henning mentioned as possible acquisitions.

Another player, a bit off the radar that Henning mentioned: Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins. However, Henning prefaced the statement by making it clear the Tigers and Rollins won’t be a match unless the Phillies eat a significant portion of Rollins’ contract (he has the potential to earn $33 million through 2016.)

The New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees also have reported some interest...

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Jimmy Rollins re-signs with the Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies have reached agreement with shortstop Jimmy Rollins on a three-year, $33-million contract, according to ESPN.

The contract also contains a vesting option for a fourth year worth $11 million, the source said.

With completion of the deal, Rollins will stay with the organization that has been his baseball home since 1996, when the Phillies selected him in the second round of the amateur draft.

Rollins seemed to confirm the deal on Twitter, writing, "I see you all know by now. Gotta deal with me for 3 (4) more years!" Rollins, 33, is a three-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove winner and won the National League MVP award in 2007. He is fourth on the Phillies' career list behind Richie Ashburn, Mike Schmidt and Ed Delahanty with 1,866 hits, and ranks among the franchise's top five in games played, plate appearances, runs, total bases, doubles, triples and stolen bases.

Rollins joins Jose Reyes (Miami), Alex Gonzalez (Milwaukee), Rafael Furcal (St. Louis) and Clint Barmes (Pittsburgh) as the fifth starting shortstop to sign a multi-year deal as a free agent this winter.

Although Rollins had expressed interest in signing a five-year deal upon entering the free-agent market, the contract could still keep him with the Phillies through the 2015 season, when he will be nearly 37.

Rollins will be reunited in Philadelphia this season with fellow Oakland, Calif., native and close friend Dontrelle Willis, who signed a one-year deal with the club Thursday.

Monday, January 10, 2011

We'll Miss You Pedro

As if it won't be bad enough to see a long time Met donning Pinstripes this upcoming season, when you begin to quantify how valuable Pedro Feliciano was to the Mets, it hurts even worse. The Philadelphia Phillies have been the dominant team in the National League East over the past five seasons (2006-2010). They have won the division the past four years, two of which they brought home National League Pennants, along with their World Series victory in 2008. In three years out of this five year span, the Phillies led the National League in runs scored, and the other two seasons they finished second. As Mets fans, we are familiar with the names Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, and we cower at the thought of the destruction they can wage with a wooden stick in hand. Lets take a look at some numbers that should explain why things are about to take a turn for the worse for our beloved Metropolitans. Here's the short version of the story: Feliciano's dominance over the Phillies triumvirate of super star hitters is the only reason the Mets have remained competitive against the Phils over the past five seasons. Feliciano has gone above and beyond what even a regular "lefty specialist" should be able to accomplish against these three men. For his career, Rollins is a .272 hitter. Being the only switch-hitter of the triumvirate (both Utley and Howard are exclusively left-handed hitters), Rollins should be the least susceptible to a left handed pitcher. Against lefties in his career, Rollins has a very respectable .282 average. In the five year span we are focusing on, Rollins was 5-21 for a .238 average against Feliciano. Utley and Howard would probably kill to be able to hit that well against Feliciano. Utley who is a career .293 hitter (.283 against lefties) has gone 8-36 against Pedro which equals out to a .222 average. Howard is even worse. He is a career .279 hitter (.232 against lefties), but against Feliciano he has been abysmal, 7-36 for a .194 average. Not to mention, Howard averages about one home run every thirteen at bats, but he has had only one long ball against Feliciano in his 36 career at bats.
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