The Phillies and Jimmy Rollins have agreed to a 3-year, 33-million dollar deal. At the age of 33. That's a lot of threes for number six.
While I wouldn't say that Rollins is on a sharp decline, he is certainly on a slight decline. But he is the Phillies catalyst and stats don't always convey the meaning he has to his ballclub. When Rollins is clicking, the Phillies offense is scary good. When he's not, the team isn't nearly as dynamic.
This is probably his last big contract and the numbers are probably just about right for both sides.
One interesting thing I noticed while looking at Rollins' stats. He has never hit .300 for a full-season. When he first came up, he hit .321 in 53 at-bats in 2000. But for the course of his career the highest he has hit was .296 in his MVP year of 2007. He banged out 20 triples, 30 homers and 94 RBI's that season and hasn't come close to any of those numbers since. Again, he's in a slight decline but the Phillies needed to sign him. Plus, not sure which team would give him that kind of money other than the Philles. Nice to see a guy stick with the team he's been with his entire career.