Jimmy Rollins has committed only 26 errors over the past 4 seasons in 512 games, covering 4484 innings. He might be losing a step or two in regards to his range, but he remains sure-handed. Conversely, Starlin Castro of the Chicago Cubs had 29 errors just last year. Yikes!
Fielding percentage might not be a sexy Sabermetric geek stat like UZR (Ultimate Zone Rating), but it does show a player's ability to at the very least make the routine play, and J-Roll does that quite well, leading baseball in fielding percentage at SS over the last 4 years (.988). Of course, Jimmy's UZR (27.3, 3rd in MLB) ain't bad either over that time frame.
We all know Rollins is declining offensively and is becoming more injury prone with every year tacked on to his age, but fact remains, he's still a top shortstop in the game. Ex-GM Jim Bowden, now of XM Radio, suggested Jimmy is in line for a 3 year $39M deal. That's a steep price, but one that the Phils may have to pay considering the cupboard for SS is bare aside from Jose Reyes (and price and douchiness prohibit his signing). Do you want Clint Barmes, Jamey Carroll, Ronny Cedeno, Rafael Furcal, Yuniesky Betancourt, Alex Gonzalez, Edgar Renteria, Michael Martinez, or Freddy Galvis as the Phils 2012 starting shortstop? Yeah, didn't think so. Sadly, going to have to overpay.