Jimmy Rollins Says Cole Hamels Is “Not Going Anywhere”

Cole Hamels

Jimmy Rollins did quite a bit of posturing last season when it was his turn for free agency, but he's not playing any games now. He has his deal, and thinks Cole Hamels will get his too.

[CSN Philly]

"He’ll be here,” Rollins told CSNPhilly.com. “He’s not going anywhere. He was drafted by this organization, raised by this organization and became a superstar in this organization. If you know anything about this organization, that means he’s not going anywhere. “It’s fun to talk about for talk radio and stuff like that. But he’s not going anywhere. That's my opinion.”


If Rollins feels this way, it does lead you to believe he never thought he was leaving Philly last year.

What about the Phillies and their financial situation? They sell out every game, sell tons of merchandise, and yes, the fans travel pretty well too - just ask the four or five Washington National fans.

What does this all mean? Fans want the team to pay Cole Hamels, and Rollins says they have the money to do it.

[CSN Philly]

“Oh, they can [sign Hamels],” Rollins said. “It’s just will they? And they probably will. But it’s definitely not a financial situation. I don’t give a damn about the luxury tax or nothing. It’s not a financial situation. You sell out a hundred something straight games, they have plenty enough money to sign a pitcher like Cole Hamels. 

“He’s a very big part of this. There’s no doubt about it.”


Valid points, Jimmy. Valid points.

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  • Ban Chirp from site March 8, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Thank God Ed Snider doesn’t own the phillies, that cheap fuck would let Cole go

  • Bitchadelphia March 8, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Jimmy is right. It has to get done. No excuse. If he walks it’ll be the biggest F up by a GM since Ed Wade gave us all the Astros for free.

  • 3 Finger Lenny March 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I have to agree with lazy jimmy on this one, king cole is here to stay

  • Jeff from West Palm March 8, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Ed Snider may have his faults, but spending money on the team he loves isn’t one of them

  • Thomas E Merschen March 8, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    J Roll dont know shit. Snider only spends money on the flyers. He doesn’t really care as much about the Phillies. I will say he does let Amarro pretty much do whatever he wants, but eventually el-cheapo Eddy Snider is going to draw him back in.

  • LT March 8, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Thomas- you’re the dumbest poster on this site! Jesus Christ

  • Thomas E Merschen March 8, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    LT, how you figure? Snider has definitely gotten cheap. I really wouldn’t be surprised if they let Hammels walk.

  • chris March 8, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    lol trollol

  • JP March 8, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Snider doesn’t own the phils you fucktard

  • Barb March 8, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    @Thomas last time I checked Ed Snider didn’t own the Phillies so how could he possibly have anything to do with Cole Hamels.

  • Ban chirp from this site March 8, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    He doesn’t own the phillies b/c he is too cheap

  • DJ G March 8, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Mershen had to many pops tonight

  • Captain Jack March 8, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Amaro is always afraid to sign pitchers long term. Cole is going to walk for more years and money. Thank god Fat Joe has looked good this preseason, he’ll slide right into the #3 spot when Cole is traded at the deadline.

  • The Chief March 8, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    @Thomas- get your facts straight buddy. You sound like a chick phils fan since 08

  • Joe Conklin March 8, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    @just plug in country joe with no drop off? Wtf lol

  • Kitty Kat March 8, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    He signed the great and wonderful Lee for 5 with 6 year option. How can they not do the same for Cole who actually won something in this town? It will not look good if an exception was made for a hired gun like Lee and not a player that they drafted and developed with this much talent and upside.

  • Team to Beat March 9, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Rollins was never really gonna go anywhere. He said it and we knew it before he said it. He’s right. Hamels will always be a Phillie and Ruben be damned if he lets Hamels walk.

  • J.T. March 9, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Don’t feed the trolls.

  • NickFromGermantown March 9, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Since when does maxing out your salary cap every year make you “cheap”? Is this what makes Ed Snider “cheap”?

  • NickFromGermantown March 9, 2012 at 9:18 am

    You don’t sign Howard and then let Hamels walk. I understand the volatility of pitchers, but it’s curious that the Phillies let the Hamels’ value rise so much before locking him in to a more team-friendly contract. Unless of course they would rather pay a premium for less uncertainty.

  • Jason March 9, 2012 at 10:27 am

    It’s true, if Cole walks, it will be the biggest travesty by a GM this city has ever seen. Amaro will sign him long term. He’s not stupid.

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