It’s Friday. I’ve got tons of stuff to do that doesn't involve the computer or the interwebs, so I’m going to make this one short.
Priority #4 is signing Jimmy Rollins to a deal less than five years.
The best available shortstop is Jose Reyes. Unless they get rid of Joe Blanton and his $9 million dollars, they don’t have the money for him.
The “best” free-agent shortstop after “Geriatric Jimmy “ is… nobody. The free-agent shortstop market is terrible.
Are there any decent trade candidates? The Orioles signed JJ Hardy to a three year deal so Robert Andino could be had for cheap. But he sucks. Could the Phillies get Alexei Ramirez from the White Sox or Yunel Escobar from the Blue Jays? Doubtful.
So the options are Jose, Jimmy, promoting Freddy Galvis or acquiring a shortstop via trade.
I don’t see any option working except calling Jimmy’s 5-year bluff and re-signing him for the next few years.