The Four Worst Moves of the New Front Office
By Alex Campos
Jul 10, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins (11) throws to first for an out against the Milwaukee Brewers during the third inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
2. Trading for Jimmy Rollins
Basically, copy+paste the Kendrick-Heaney breakdown. Except there is very little chance Rollins returns next year, as Corey Seager is patiently waiting his call-up to take over at shortstop.
I love what Rollins has brought to the team, even though his offense still leaves a lot to be desired. He’s been swinging the bat better of late and his .230 BABIP means he could definitely turn it around in the second half, which his career stats show he’s going to do. He’s been very solid on defense (Andrelton Simmons-esque compared to Hanley Ramirez), and although I usually don’t buy the “postseason experience” argument, I do think having guys like Rollins and Kendrick will pay off in the playoffs.
On the other hand, the Dodgers traded pitchers Zach Eflin and Tom Windle, who are now the fourth and fifth best prospects in the Phillies organization. There’s no guarantee either of them are going to be good, but that’s a lot of team control for a stopgap at shortstop.