Rollins Signs… So Now What?

20 Dec

You really have to give Ruben Amaro Jr. a lot of credit for sticking to his guns when it comes to his negotiations with Jimmy Rollins.  RAJ has dazzled us plenty of times, but also scares the crap out us with his wild spending.  He signed Jimmy at a great price.  One that was fair to Jimmy, and the organization.   This deal at least makes me feel a little better about overpaying for Jonathan Papelbon.  Don’t get me wrong, I think Pap will be great, but we probably could have gotten him for a pinch less.  Just look at how the market for Ryan Madson has crumbled.

So now that Jimmy is signed, what will the Phillies do now?  Will there be another splash?

I really don’t think so.

Ruben Amaro told the media at Jimmy Rollins’ Presser that he is happy with the team that he has headed into Spring Training, and if you look at the free agents that are still out there, who would you even want? The only major free agent that the Phillies were even tied to recently was Michael Cuddyer who has signed with the Colorado Rockies.

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2 Responses to “Rollins Signs… So Now What?”

  1. Mateo Fischer January 9, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    How much did the Phillies actually pay for Rollins? I also heard a big number in the years column being thrown around, so how many years did they give him?
    -Mateo Fischer
    http://mateofischer.mlblogs.com

    • Phanatic Addict January 9, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

      The Phillies waited it out and got what they wanted…. Jimmy Rollins agreed to a three-year, $33 million contract with a vesting option for a fourth season. It appears as if the fourth year is pretty attainable at $11MM, so it’s basically about how healthy he can remain.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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