Details of the Rollins Deal

Here are the specifics of Jimmy Rollins‘ new deal with the Phillies:

2012: $11 million
2013: $11 million
2014: $11 million
2015: Club option for $8 million. If not exercised, Rollins has a player option for $5 million.

The club option automatically vests for $11 million if Rollins has 600 plate appearances in 2014; or if he has 1,100 plate appearances in 2013-14 and (1) he is not the disabled list at the end of the 2014 season OR (2) if he is on the disabled list at the end of 2014, a mutually agreed upon doctor deems him available for the Opening Day 2015 roster. His salary increases by $1 million if he wins the MVP in the immediately preceding season ($500,000 if he finishes second or third). Other bonuses: $50,000 for All Star; $1 million for MVP ($500,000-2nd or 3rd; $250,000-4th or 5th); $100,000 for World Series MVP; $50,000 for League Championship Series MVP; $50,000 for Gold Glove; $50,000 for Silver Slugger.


The best bargain Junior has made in his entire tenure as GM thus far.

JRoll is the heart and soul of the team and is the only regular in the lineup wh hit consistently in the NLDS. Winner.

It’s a bargain for a few reasons. Not the least of which is that it should allow the best shortstop in Phillies’ history (with due respect to Larry Bowa) to finish his career with the club.
That’s rare air in today’s game.

Larry Bowa is one of the few people I can say I dislike and respect at the same time. Here is a guy who was cut from high school and junior college teams who made it to the majors. Here was a guy who was initially considered all field and no hit who eventually wound up hitting over .300, for at least one season. Bowa was also the first I remember stating that he had to “stay within himself” meaning do what you do best and anything beyond that is gravy. This is one thing Rollins should take away from Bowa. Rollins job is to get on base. The power and extra bases will naturally flow from this. Try to hard to be what you are not and you eventually wind up being nothing. This is not to say Rollins is nothing. Rather, he can be so much more if he only listens to the advice of Larry Bowa and stays within himself.

Nice points , Pherris. If only Jimmy will do that…..

Bowa is my all-time favorite Phillie. Forgot to mention that he learned to switch-hit in pro ball.
Have you read his book, “Bleep!” about a year of managing the Padres?

11 should be Jimmy’s favorite number for a couple of years now! Way to go J Roll!

Shameless plug for my ‘Phillies Talk’ podcast tonight with Chris Wheeler from Clearwater, Florida. We talk Spring Training and the upcoming 2012 Phillies season..

Todd, I’d like to know about whats going on with Oswalt and trying to shop Blanton.
Blanton ‘s signing , I think was Amaro’s biggest mistake.

Todd has already written an article about those topics. Go read it.

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