Rollins Headed to LA

Phillies Player of the '00s: RollinsJimmy Rollins is looking to be the first piece to fall in the Phillies’ massive rebuilding project.

A source this afternoon said the Phillies are close to trading Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers, although the deal has not been finalized. The teams are still discussing parameters of the trade.

CSNPhilly.com first reported Rollins is headed to the Dodgers. FOXSports.com reported a third team could be involved in the deal.

Rollins is the longest tenured professional athlete in Philadelphia. The Phillies selected him in the second round of the 1996 First-Year Player Draft. He made his big-league debut in 2000, won the 2007 National League MVP Award and helped the Phillies win the 2008 World Series. He set the franchise hits record this season, passing Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt.

The other players involved in the deal are unknown, but one thing is known: Rollins has agreed to waive his 10-and-5 no-trade rights to join the Dodgers.

Rollins had said repeatedly he would not waive his no-trade rights, although the prospect of playing on a losing team almost certainly helped change his mind. The Dodgers have a legitimate chance to win a World Series, and Rollins is from Northern California. He always has enjoyed his trips back to the West Coast.

4 Comments

Sad to see it all come to an end. It was great back in 2007-2009 to think how Rollins, Utley, Howard, and Hamels could retire as Phillies. Now it doesn’t seem likely any of them will. I’ll defintely always remember 2008 and the great times with those 4 guys.

So does this mean that Hamels is traded to Boston in a deal involving Xander Bogaerts?

PLEASE – PLEASE FINALIZE THIS DEAL !! Rollins should never have been resigned

The end of an era. Sad to see him go, but know it’s good for Rollins and hopefully the Phils will get decent prospects in return.

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