The Philadelphia Inquirer's Matt Gelb reports that Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins will not waive his no-trade clause if asked by management. Rollins still has two-years, $22 million left on his contract with a vesting option for 2016.
Rollins, 34, is having a down year by his standards hitting just .260/.318/.354 with five home runs and 31 RBIs in 104 games. He has struggled to find his power this year but hit 23 home runs with 68 RBIs last year for the Phillies. If he were made available, he could be a guy who could interest the likes of St. Louis or Detroit, in the event Jhonny Peralta gets suspended for his connection to Biogenesis.
I don't know about you but I feel like that would be an awkward conversation. "Hey, we want to trade you. Will you waive your no-trade clause?" No. "Well, we really want to move you." No. "Ok, but just know, we would rather trade you than have you here. You're more valuable to us that way." That sure would be an awkward place to be for the next two years. Eh, they'll get over it - hopefully.
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