Last Thursday, I asked the Phillies to stop bothering Jimmy Rollins. That was after Rollins was benched for several games in a row, when manager Ryne Sandberg exuberantly praised Freddy Galvis then clammed up when asked if he could offer the same praise to Rollins. At the end of the article, I wrote, “I wouldn’t go so far as to say the Phillies are actively trying to sabotage Rollins, but if he were to get hurt or decide he wants out of Philadelphia, they wouldn’t exactly be upset about it.”
I may have given them too much credit. ESPN’s Buster Olney reported earlier that the Phillies want Rollins to “lead or leave”.