SF Giants Rumors: Jimmy Rollins Wants Years

An Associated Press article about shortstop Jimmy Rollins says he has made it clear that he wants a five-year deal. Rollins also doesn’t plan to give the Phillies a hometown discount, either.
I’m sure J-Roll will lower his demands as the market plays itself out. Rollins is a great signing for any team that lands him, but he will be 33 at the start of next season, and a 5-year contract will have him locked in till he’s 38. I wouldn’t mind giving him a 3-year contract with an option for a 4th year, but I’m not going past that to land J-Roll.
“If I was older, I’d take a shorter term. I’ll be 33 by the time I get the contract, which means I still have probably about a good six years left of being able to perform at a high level and possibly even more,” says Rollins.

Rollins 2011 Stats

G 142, AVG .268, HR 16, RBI 63, R 87, SB 30

What’s your thoughts on Rollins demands, and do you still want to see him in Orange and Black?

~King of Cali (Steven)

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  • David says:

    I’d rather listen to Jimmy tooting his own horn any day than to Chipper’s non-insightful insights.

  • terry says:

    would prefer rollins over reyes but would rather keep beltran.

  • Anthony says:

    I’m glad he feels he’s got 6 productive years but post stereod era that’s truly pushing it.
    Face it it’s not likely he will be as productive at the age of 38 let alone 35 or 36 and he plays shortstop one of the most demanding positions in baseball.
    I agree with King; 3 yrs tops and an option for 4 but the reality he will probably be hampered by injuries before his contract is up.

  • ron says:

    it does not make sense to sign any player in his 30s who is clearly on the decline and is injury-prone. The Giants should learn from their signings with Rowand and Zito. Grow your own talent (Tamba Bay, eg) snd lock them in early in their csreers.

  • Don Evans says:

    I wouldn’t consider Rollins beyond a two year deal. I still believe in Crawford as a viable option for SS as he has all the defensive skills and range. He will become a better hitter in time. A number of games I watched him play this year, he hit the ball sharply, but at someone. He does make contact.

  • Hector Cuebas says:

    3 years top. One additional option year is viable. But we must get Beltran back. We already invested too much on him to let him go without getting anything back.

  • Craig says:

    I am not a big fan of these free agent, over-hyped players. What you’ve done in your twenties is not a predictor for what you can still do in your mid-late 30’s. I too like Brandon Crawford for his d, and feel he has potential at the plate.