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J-Roll Wants a Five-Year Deal

Sep 28, 2011, 10:38 AM EDT

Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman writes about the looming free agency of Jimmy Rollins. There's not a whole lot of new information, but he does have some quotes from J-Roll. The number thrown about is $12 million per season and Heyman quotes Jimmy as saying "Five would be great. Five would be the number." Heyman also writes that Jimmy's not afraid to leave Philadelphia after spending his entire career here. If Jimmy said he was afraid, then Jimmy wouldn't be a very good business man.

Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman writes about the looming free agency of Jimmy Rollins. There’s not a whole lot of new information, but he does have some quotes from J-Roll. The number thrown about is $12 million per season and Heyman quotes Jimmy as saying “Five would be great. Five would be the number.” Heyman also writes that Jimmy’s not afraid to leave Philadelphia after spending his entire career here. If Jimmy said he was afraid, then Jimmy wouldn’t be a very good business man.

But J-Roll does realize that Philly is the place to be for baseball players these days.

“Right now there is no better place to play baseball, especially in the
National League,” Rollins said of the Phillies the other day. “With
that being said, I’ve been here since I am 17. I never thought of going
anywhere else. But am I afraid to leave? Not at all. Nothing’s
permanent. I don’t get caught up to the point where it’s either this or
nothing.”

Jimmy’s contract situation is certainly not at the forefront of anyone’s minds right now as there is a much bigger challenge which must be overcome first.

But once that World Series thing gets settled, Phillies fans surely hope that the team and J-Roll can come to a fair number to keep No. 11 here for his entire career.

>>Rollins looking for five-year deal and isn’t afraid to leave Phillies [SI]