Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:02:19 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Jimmy Rollins has stayed fit this offseason with a regimen that included yoga, and he weighed in at 172 pounds this spring, which is roughly 12 pounds over his playing weight back in high school. "My thought is, 'Small dogs last longer. They really do,'" manager Don Mattingly said. "He hasn't put stress on his body because he's kept his weight the same and he's kept in shape. And just watching him work here, you can tell he's getting ready for April. That's what you get with older guys." Mattingly won't commit to a target of games for Rollins, but something in the 145-game range sounds reasonable.
Fantasy Tip: Rollins has more downside with the move to a less favorable hitter's park, but the retooled Dodgers lineup should help him score plenty of runs atop the L.A. lineup. There's also still some undervalued speed and power in the 36-year-old's body, making him attractive in the late middle rounds at a scarce position.
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:47:59 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Jimmy Rollins will lead off in the team's Cactus League opener against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, March 4, and manager Don Mattingly is pretty sure that Rollins will continue to be the leadoff hitter this season. Rollins stole 28 bases last year with the Philadelphia Phillies, and Mattingly said the team really doesn't have a better candidate at the top spot.
Fantasy Tip: At age 36, Rollins isn't a very intriguing fantasy baseball shortstop anymore, especially with the move to the Dodgers and a pitcher-friendly ballpark. However, he could be undervalued for his power-speed combo, and hitting at the top of the L.A. order won't hurt his run production.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:29:16 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers officially acquired SS Jimmy Rollins in exchange for P Zach Eflin and P Tom Windle Friday, Dec. 19.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:49:03 -0800
Contrary to ongoing reports, Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins has not officially been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to sources. It is believed Rollins has yet to waive his trade-veto rights.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:44:26 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies will receive two young pitchers from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Jimmy Rollins, according to sources.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:16:05 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired SS Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies, according to sources.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:16:43 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins is involved in trade discussions between the team and the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to a source.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:58:21 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins is believed to be willing to be traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers if the two teams could work out a deal. A person familiar with the situation said there is some chance a deal could be worked out. The New York Mets are a team he has turned down, and he's also unwilling to go to the Oakland Athletics, according to sources. The Phillies are looking for a big prospect in return.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:09:18 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins received a trade inquiry from the New York Yankees, according to multiple sources. However, the Phillies' asking price for Rollins was too high for the Yankees' liking.
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:56:14 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins is being investigated by the New York Mets, who are in need of a shortstop, according to sources. However, the pursuit has since been dismissed because Rollins doesn't want to leave Philadelphia, according to a source. Rollins has full no-trade rights, and he'll earn $11 million in the final year of his contract in 2015.