Phillies Bring Back All-Time Great

The Philadelphia Phillies brought home a World Series championship in 2008, and fans will always remember the leadership and Gold Glove chops of Jimmy Rollins. The team is now bringing their former NL MVP back into the organization in an official role, as a special advisor to president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski. 

The 43-year-old Rollins is a Phillies analyst for NBC Sports Philadelphia, but now will also “periodically assist the major league club in an on-field capacity and advise the front office with baseball operations decisions.”

As one of the franchise’s all-time greats, Jimmy brings tremendous baseball instincts and an institutional knowledge of what it takes to win in Philadelphia," said Dombrowski. "We look forward to his continued contributions to the Phillies.

The 15-year Phillie legend was a 3-time All-Star, a 3-time Gold Glove winner, and the 2007 NL MVP. The franchise's all-time hits leader says he's honored to have his new role. 

The Phillies mean a great deal to me, and I’ll do whatever I can to help get this team back to where it belongs, and that’s deep in October.