Report: Phillies Very ‘Willing’ to Move Jimmy Rollins
Rumors keep circulating about the Philadelphia Phillies.
The same team who was reportedly 'motivated' in trading Johnathan Papelbon, Domonic Brown, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels wants you to add another core player to that list.
According to Buster Olney, the Phillies have notified teams that they are 'very willing' to move SS Jimmy Rollins.
Olney cites evidence from the Phillies trying to move Rollins this summer before the trading deadline.
Caution any expectations, however, as Rollins as a strict no-trade clause.
Rollins is entering the final year of his three-year contract he signed prior to the 2012 season, although 2015 carries a vesting option of $11 million based on plate appearances and DL stints.
The report is interesting after the Phillies just signed Chase Utley to an extension, keeping him a Phillies 2B for the life of his career as well as resigning Carlos Ruiz to a 3-year contract.
Rollins appeared in 160 games last season batting .252 with his lowest home run total of his career at 8.