Phillies Trade Rumors: Jimmy Rollins to New York?


Jul 28, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets catcher Travis d

It seems Jimmy Rollins is staying in the National League East for now. It will be as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies.

ESPN’s Adam Rubin reports the New York Mets looked into Rollins as a possible shortstop, but the veteran would like to stay with the Phillies.

Rollins has 10-and-5 rights which helped him stay in Philadelphia in this case and could very possibly keep him with the Phillies until he is eligible for free agency after the 2015 season.

The Mets looking into Rollins makes sense in what is a down year in the shortstop market. But they aren’t the only team in New York to mull Rollins as an addition to their infield.

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News write the New York Yankees might see Rollins as well as Elvis Andrus as potential replacements for Derek Jeter.

Depending on who Hanley Ramirez signs with and whether or not the Colorado Rockies are truly considering trading Troy Tulowitzki, Jimmy Rollins may remain a target for some teams given the Phillies’ willingness to listen on anyone.

Rollins hit 17 home runs and drove in 55 runs in 2014 while boasting a .988 fielding percentage.