• Ryne Sandberg appears to be benching Jimmy Rollins

    Summary of 9 articles · Updated Mar 14, 2014
    A day earlier, Rollins said he thought manager Ryne Sandberg was upset about something, which caused the benching, but Sandberg said he had wanted to Freddy Galvis some at-bats with the season's start a few weeks off.. And though he disagrees with manager Ryne Sandberg, he also doesn't quite know what's bugging him about how Rollins is conducting himself. But Sandberg seems to be sending Rollins a message, benching him three consecutive Grapefruit League games and offering a "no comment" in Sarasota on Wednesday when asked about Rollins' positive influence. Rollins said former manager Charlie Manuel would always talk to him when he wasn't in the lineup but that has happened with Sandberg, who took over for Manuel last August. "Well, everyone is allowed to have their own opinion," Rollins said Thursday. Rollins was asked by the Daily News on Monday about the Phillies' offensive struggles this spring training and responded "who cares" since the games don't count. He said he did not play Rollins three consecutive games simply because he wanted to give Freddy Galvis an extended look and felt the 35-year-old veteran needed a break, despite missing time last week because of the flu and having just 15 Grapefruit League at-bats, significantly fewer than other projected Opening Day starters like Ben Revere , Ryan Howard , Domonic Brown , Marlon Byrd , Chase Utley and Cody Asche .
    • Rollins 0 for 4 in Return; Pirates Beat Phils 6-5

      Jimmy Rollins was 0 for 4 in his return to Philadelphia's lineup after a three-game benching and NL MVP Andrew McCutchen hit his third home run of spring training in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 6-5 win over the Phillies on Friday.
      Source: nytimes.com
    • Finding common ground between Rollins and Sandberg

      Despite their differences, Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins and manager Ryne Sandberg share similar philosophies.
      Source: philly.com
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