Negotiations are never dead until they are really, truly dead.

It sounded Monday afternoon at the Winter Meetings like talks between the Phillies and Jimmy Rollins had stalled, but the tone changed Tuesday after a meeting Monday night.

"I think there's a big chance that Jimmy is going to be back with us," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "I feel that way. I think it's going to get done. I think that's definitely our 'A' plan."