Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins is about six weeks away from turning 33 years old, and he's heading to free agency. Though he didn't mention dollars, Rollins told members of the media Tuesday he has a specific contract length in mind.
"I'm looking to get five years," Rollins said (Philly.com). "If it's going to be shorter, there would have to be a fifth-year option or something like that. My option."
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Also contained in that Philly.com story is the fact that Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said he is going to fill the closer job via free agency. It might mean bringing back Ryan Madson, but it also might mean going after someone from outside the organization. The big-name free agent closers this offseason are Jonathan Papelbon, Heath Bell and Francisco Rodriguez.
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