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Source: Mets investigated Rollins as option

Jimmy Rollins

Jimmy Rollins

#11 SS
Philadelphia Phillies

2014 STATS

  • GM138
  • HR17

  • RBI55

  • R78

  • OBP.323

  • AVG.243

PHOENIX -- Now this would have made an interesting pairing: The Mets, in need of a shortstop, spoke with the Philadelphia Phillies about acquiring Jimmy Rollins in a trade, sources told ESPNNewYork.com. The pursuit since has been dismissed because Rollins does not want to leave Philadelphia, a source added.

Rollins, as a longtime Phillie, has full no-trade protection. He will earn $11 million next season, then is eligible for free agency.

Rollins, of course, authored the infamous "Team to Beat" line in 2007, when the Phillies overcame a seven-game deficit with 17 games to play to catch the Mets.