Apr 6, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins (11) during the ninth inning at Wrigley Field. Chicago Cubs defat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Jimmy Rollins ‘If we don’t fix it, management will think about rebuild’


Unwatchable. Putrid. Awful. I’m sorry if it feels like I start every single Phillies article the same way (and have been for two years now), but I can only think of so many words to describe the awful brand of baseball that the Phillies have presented us with. And my thesaurus has long since went missing.

After the Phillies lost their sixth consecutive ballgame yesterday afternoon, as Kyle Kendrick continued his campaign of killing any trade value he was expected to have, Jimmy Rollins called the Phillies “out of control”.

When asked about the idea that this could be the year that Phillies finally rebuild, Rollins didn’t give a BS, politically-correct answer, but rather accepted that as a realistic possibility.

“We have a chance to go out and change that tomorrow. If not, that’s a decision management is going to have to make either way.” (Via CSN Philly)

It’s not that Rollins said anything that we don’t already know, because obviously management is going to make a decision on rebuilding based off of how the team plays over the next few weeks, but Rollins willingness to answer the question  may be indicative of the mindset in the clubhouse right now.  Or maybe not.

What it is likely indicative of is answering our question about whether or not Rollins is going to be willing to waive his no-trade clause once he breaks the Phillies All-Time hit record. While I’m slightly concerned that on the pace he’s been on lately Rollins isn’t going to break the record before the July 31st trade-deadline (*Sarcasm Alert*), I still wonder how much of Rollins all-but guaranteed $11 million option for 2015 that the Phillies will have to pick up to move him.

 

 

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