With all the Jimmy Rollins reports going around that there is something going on between the former NL MVP and new manager Ryne Sandberg, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. felt the need to denounce the reports.
The Philadelphia Inquirer's Marc Narducci caught up with Amaro to discuss, among other things, the Rollins situation. Amaro addressed the reports head on saying "Not only are they a distraction, they're dangerous and they're untrue."
It doesn't help that there are reports out there that there is a "strong sentiment" in the Phillies organization "the team would be better off trading Jimmy Rollins ASAP." The Phillies were reportedly "very willing to move" Jimmy Rollins back in December but all moves would have to be approved by the Gold Glove shortstop thanks to his 10-5 rights provided by the collective bargaining agreement.
Rollins, 35, batted .252/.318/.348 with six home runs and 39 RBIs in 160 games last season for the Phillies. The six home runs and 39 RBIs were the fewest for the former-MVP in any full season. Yes, lower than the eight home runs and 41 RBIs he has in 88 games in 2010.
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