Report: Rollins Wont Waive No-Trade for Mets
It's clear that the Phillies are in a rebuilding mode.
It's also clear that they would like to get younger and more athletic all while dumping salary at the same time.
The problem arises when much of their aging roster has no-trade clauses that control where they will and won't go.
Enter Jimmy Rollins.
Rollins has a no-trade clause with the Phillies via 10/5 rights. That's 10 years of MLB service, 5 years with the same team.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Rollins rejected a trade that would have sent him to the New York Mets this offseason. The Phillies have also told other teams that Rollins isn't waiving his no-trade clause for them, either.
The Phillies also engaged the New York Yankees in trade talks, but ultimately decided on acquiring DiDi Gregorius, instead.
In the trade talks with the Yankees, the Phillies were have said to have been asking for too much in return and the Yankees rejected any offer.
The winter meetings are being held in San Diego, CA this week and many moves are expected to take place.