More soon. Keep it here. This post.
UPDATE 1: Buster Olney confirms.
UPDATE 2: Bob Nightengale confirms the confirmation, because all respected writers have to confirm other respected writers because otherwise they wouldn’t be respected or something.
UPDATE 3: Checking on my Dad. I’m not sure he’s going to be able to handle this at his age.
UPDATE 4: Dad’s surprisingly OK. J-Roll™ was his favorite player.
UPDATE 5: We’ll always have:
UPDATE 6: A third team, says the bow tie man!
UPDATE 7: Not so fast, my friends!
UPDATE 8: Ryan Lawrence also says it’s not done. It looks like Salisbury may have… swung at the first pitch.
UPDATE 9: Who do we think sponsors J-Roll’s™ farewell Tweet– Red Bull or Jordan Brand?
UPDATE 10: What usually happens in these situations is that it’s reported as a “done deal” but there are still minor details being worked out and such, so then people say it’s not totally done, then it gets totally done.
UPDATE 11: Eskin also reporting a third team…
UPDATE 12: Umm:
UPDATE 13: EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING. BIG ASS BASTARDO REPORTEDLY ON HIS WAY TO PITTSBURGH (NOT DONE). I’m ignoring the two minor league pitchers thing because a way to combat anger is to take five minutes before reacting to news like that.
UPDATE 14: OK, five minutes is up. WHAT THE FUCK?! WE BETTER GET MORE THAN TWO MIDDLING PRESUMABLY LOW-A MINOR LEAGUE PITCHERS THAT WILL NEVER AMOUNT TO ANYTHING! I HATE YOU, RUBEN. I HATE YOU!
UPDATE 15: Jon Heyman says the Phils will get two pitching prospects when deal is done. My rage, it’s blinding me skdjfklawje;fjs;dkfjskldfsfs.
UPDATE 16: Jayson Stark says Rollins hasn’t officially waived his no-trade and that it’s not done, yet.
UPDATE 17: Leslie’s son is the Philadelphia sports experience in a nutshell:
UPDATE 18: Eskin says Bastardo to Pirates is done. Or almost done. Or happening. Whatevs.
UPDATE 19: Joel Sherman says the Pirates supposedly send the Phillies minor league pitcher Joely Rodriguez in exchange for Ass.
UPDATE 20: Matt Gelb has his first useful Tweet of the afternoon, confirms Sherman’s report of Joely Rodriguez. I’m going to misspell that so many times.
UPDATE 21: Jim Salisbury confirms Gelb’s report. Everyone’s sitting in a circle, tugging each other.
UPDATE 22: Rollins’ sister:
UPDATE 23: The Phils’ social media person – working after 5! – confirms the Bastardo deal.
UPDATE 24: 🙁
— Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) December 10, 2014
UPDATE 25: This makes me feel better. From ESPN New York:
And on the day the Phillies traded Rollins to the Dodgers, a second source repeated what ESPNNewYork.com reported a month ago at the GM Meetings: Rollins had no interest in playing in New York.
Sources told ESPNNewYork.com in November that the Mets inquired earlier this winter about Rollins’ availability and were told he had no interest in waiving his no-trade clause to join the Mets.
UPDATE 26: The Dodgers and their new moneyball-with-money approach have traded Dee Gordon to the Marlins.
UPDATE 27: I’ve fallen into a loop like Jimmy Fallon in Fever Pitch watching Rollins highlight videos. I’m sad.
UPDATE 28: Two hours and no one knows what exactly the Phillies got in return. This has PTBNL written all over it.
UPDATE 29: Chillwagon posits a theory: What if Dodgers are using prospects from Marlins deal to send to Phillies for Rollins… or Cole Hamels?