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Bring Back Rollins for One Last Game


Austin Darrow | CNBNewsnet


PHILADELPHIA PA --June 10th, 2016 was the last time you heard Jimmy Rollins’ name in baseball. He was designated for assignment by the Chicago White Sox.

After posting career lows last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Rollins did even worse in two months with the White Sox this year.

You can’t blame the White Sox for calling it quits with Rollins and bringing up their future shortstop. Rollins isn’t a Gold Glove shortstop anymore and he can’t run the bases like he used to.

Since that day, Rollins declined on being optioned to the minor leagues for good reason and no team has called to give him a chance. And there are teams who have been in need of a shortstop these past few months.

Rollins has made an appearance on Fox Sports 1, but that’s about all the news that is out there on him. I think he is coming to grips with the fact that his baseball career is coming to a close.

With that being said, the Phillies should sign Rollins and let him end his career in the red pinstripes. They should sign him to the one day contract.

Here’s the twist, instead of Rollins signing the contract and waving to the fans pre-game, the Phillies sign him and let him suit up one last time.

There are no problems with this. The Phillies aren’t in contention and Freddy Galvis could use a break. He isn’t going to make the lineup worse and the development of guys won’t get disrupted.

The Phillies would have to do the deal this month. I imagine J.P. Crawford will be called up in September and they don’t want to take time away from him.

The upside of signing Rollins is letting the fans say goodbye to the best shortstop in Phillies franchise history.

The fans could give him a Jeter-esque type send off, plus more fans would fill the seats if this happened.

I’ll do one better…. The Dodgers come into town the 16th-18th, so why not sign Rollins on the 17th and have him, Utley, Howard and Ruiz all play on the same field one last time together. They all deserve it since they brought us the only World Series since 1980.

So do this for the fans and for Jimmy, we deserve it.