(NEW YORK) — The Philadelphia Phillies are expected to be sellers as the trade deadline approaches. But shortstop Jimmy Rollins is not willing to waive his no-trade-clause if he is part of any deal.
“There are still a couple things I would like to be number one on the lists of in this organization, so until those things are done, I’m not going anywhere,” he said in published reports.
This season has not gone how Rollins and the Phillies would have liked. The team is 49-56 and are in the midst of an eight-game losing streak. With their playoff hopes fading, the team is expected to start selling off players in return for prospects.
The 34-year-old Rollins has been with the Phillies his entire Major League career. He made his debut back in 2000, and has been the team’s everyday shortstop since 2001. Rollins is signed through 2014 for $11 million, and also has a 2015 option that vests for $11 million if he stays healthy and plays nearly everyday.
Rollins is second all-time in games played, at-bats, stolen bases, and plate appearances in Phillies history. He is third all-time in runs scored and fourth in hits. He also ranks in the top-10 in doubles, triples, home runs, runs batted in and walks.
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Adam Forsgren, EastIdahoNews.com Columnist