Rollins to the White House, Other Baseball Tidbits

Rollins_obamaGillick for the win!

Truly sorry for the slow updates today. Sum 1 got 2 get dat bread for this here webternet site, ya digg? 

– D-Jac out –

As I was saying, Jimmy Rollins will miss Friday's game against Florida State because he will be at the White House with Obama. Ain't no thang.

Rollins will be attending a Motown Tribute in Washington for Black History Month, or as Charlie put it, "President thing or something."

Jimmy fancies himself a bit of a music mogul. He even owns a piece of some Justin Bieber songseenie meenie miney mo loooover. Don't be surprised if this isn't the last time his diverse interests cause him to not be in a Phillies uniform. David Montgomery, who appeared on Daily News Live with Michael Barkann last week, said something to effect of (paraphrasing) "Jimmy is a man of many interests, so there is that to consider," in regards to Jimmy being a free agent at the end of the year.

Jimmy is a Cali kid (u do no dat) and given his interests in music and what may turn into a precarious contract situation in Philly, don't be shocked if the West Coast is a place he winds up.

Again, no news here, just Wednesday P.M. conjecture.

Speaking of players leaving (transition!), here's a little more from Jayson Werth yesterday: [Philly.com]

"It's not really for me to say if it was fair or not," Werth said. "I don't really know what fair is, but I know it didn't really add up in the end. When you make it to free agency as a player, you can look at it in one of two ways: you are a member of the MLB Players Association or you can look at it that you play for a specific team.

I think once you get to free agency, you're in a big pool of players and we all really play in one organization and that's MLB. In that respect, I was trying to maximize things and also trying to get into a situation I wanted to be in."

 

The Nats should love to hear that. He's not really a member of their team, he plays for the union. JW should just come out and say it:"I signed because the Nationals offered me $126 million, twice what was on the table elsewhere."

Seems like he's getting along just fine with teammates. Pitcher Drew Storn buzzed Werth today in practice. Storen was the guy Werth walked-it-off on last September (tear). 

[good story at The Washington Post]

"Now we're even," Werth said.

"I can't have you too comfortable," Storen yelled back.

The practice continued, Werth whiffing at one pitch and fisting a soft line drive to center. When it ended, as the players walked off, Werth told Storen, "I don't know if I would have respected you if you didn't throw that first one in on me."

 

I'm torn, bound and broken on the floor from this whole Werth thing. He's literally the ex who left for somebody with money. However, something about him rocked my world on a continual basis. I want to hate him, but I can't. Yesterday's post was angry, bitter phase. Today's is lonely nostalagia, as I ponder who I will make mix videos for this year.

Werth's buddy (oh these transitions today are just brutal),Chase, will sit out at least the first spring training game, because of body soreness from "intense training." My eybrow, it's raised.

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