Rollins Headed to LA
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.