Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., was in a bind. He so desperately wanted to turn over the Phillies' lineup, to get younger and change the approach. Amaro made that clear right after the Phillies' season ended with a whimper in the NLDS with their 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5. "At some point, we're going to have to get younger with our position players," he said a few days after the season ended. "It's a young game, and it's played by young players." But Amaro couldn't do it. He had no choice but to bring back shortstop Jimmy Rollins, who signed a three-year, $33 million contract with a vesting option for a fourth year Saturday.
Rollins is back in town
Courier-Post | Dec 18