Knobler: Dodgers Eyeing Phillies Jimmy Rollins
July 16, 2012
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As if today hasn’t already been filled with a lot of news regarding the trade deadline, Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers are targeting Phillies short stop Jimmy Rollins for offensive help.
The Dodgers are without their own short stop Dee Gordon and would look to fill a hole. They are also reportedly interested in other Phillies Cole Hamels and Shane Victorino, but their lack of good prospects leaves Hamels a long shot.
If the Dodgers can’t pry Rollins from a struggling Phillies team, Victorino would be their go-to guy.
Los Angeles sees the Phillies as sellers at the deadline. And Rollins’ name fits because Dodgers first base coach Davey Lopes is a good friend of Rollins dating back to when he coached with the Phillies.
“The key to that [Phillies] ballclub has always been Rollins, as far as I’m concerned,” Lopes told [Knobler] last month in Philadelphia. ”When Jimmy rolls, they roll.”