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Phillies Focus: Jimmy Rollins

December 22nd, 2011 by Mike H. | 1 Comment | Filed in Baseball, Phillies

Jimmy Rollins: Help or Hinderance?

Monday afternoon, Jimmy Rollins was re-introduced as the starting short stop for the Phillies after signing a 3 year contract worth 33 million dollars. The deal also contains a 4th year vesting option valued at 11 million dollars. If the option does not vest, the Phillies hold an 8 million dollar club option and Rollins holds a 5 million dollar player option. Is Jimmy really worth the money? Could the Phillies just as easily saved 10.5 million dollars for 2012 by going with in-house option Freddy Galvis? Let’s dive into some comparisons and see if we can clear up the debate. (more…)

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