Are the Phillies stuck with Jimmy Rollins?

John HodaAccording to an article, the Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins is currently being shopped around to see if a team would be willing to make a trade. Rollins is coming off one of the worst seasons of his career where he only hit a career-low six homers, 39 RBIs in 160 games. At 35 years old, he is expected to make $11 million in 2014 as well as 2015. The only issue is a full no-trade right. Even if the Phillies were able to find a worthy trade, Jimmy would have the right to accept or refuse the trade. He has made it clear under all the speculation that he would like to remain a Philadelphia Phillies player until he retires.

The only way Jimmy might consider waiving his no-trade clause would be if he was traded to a team that is in contention to make a run for a World Series. Any team that wants Rollins will definitely have leverage over the Phillies in negotiations.

Currently there are only three teams who are contenders that fit the bill for picking up Rollins. These teams include Boston, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh. Boston as an option seems unlikely, but Cincinnati and Pittsburgh could be real viable possibilities.

After a disappointing season last season, the Phillies sure need some signs of resurgence in their lineup. Unfortunately Jimmy Rollins might not offer what he once had, but at the end of the day he might remain on the roster simply because the Phillies can’t shop him with that no-trade clause.

via John Hoda