Despite a November meeting with possible free-agent target Aramis Ramirez, the Phillies remain focused on re-signing Jimmy Rollins.

He is the team's priority.

"Certainly is," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said on Tuesday.

The two sides are still a ways apart. Rollins would like a five-year deal; the Phillies favor a three-year deal, but may be willing to stretch it to four, according to sources.

In the end, manager Charlie Manuel believes he'll be writing Rollins' name on his lineup card in April.