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Ryan Howard reworked no-trade list to help the Phillies trade him, to no avail

The Phillies planned rebuild is still only marginally complete. As the Phillies publicly stated that they were better off without Ryan Howard on their roster, the honesty in the situation helped gain an ally in trading Howard: Howard himself. While Howard remains on the Phillies, the Phillies have tried to...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Might Have a Taker for Ryan Howard

The Philadelphia Phillies are looking to unload Ryan Howard…and they might just have an interested party. The team has made it public that they’d be willing to eat $50 million of the $60 million they owe Howard and the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League appear to be willing to take them up on the offer. But there’s a catch…they’d like to get their fans to...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: York Revolution want Ryan Howard

Independent baseball never ceases to amaze. They don't get the credit they deserve for the product they put on the field, hundreds of their players have taken it to the next level, and their promotions will give any marketing company a run for their money. The York Revolution aren't any different. Founded in 2006, York has been one of the best teams in all of Independent baseball...
Via The GM's Perspective
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies reportedly willing to eat most of Howard's contract

If the most recent reports regarding the increasingly uncertain future of Ryan Howard remaining a member of the Philadelphia Phillies organization is any indication, the team is willing to do just about anything to part ways with him, including eating an enormous amount of his contract to effectuate said parting. Sports On Earth’s Anthony Castrovince...Read More The post Phillies...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Willing to Eat $50 to Trade Howard

According to a report, the Phillies are willing to pay $50 million of the remaining $60 million of first baseman Ryan Howard‘s contract to trade him. Howard is hitting .235/.235/.441 with two homers this Spring and was dogged by trade rumors all winter. Analysis: It is hard to imagine that Howard has much trade value, at all. From 2012 through 2014, Howard ranks dead-last among...
Via Phillies Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies willing to eat $50 million of Howard's salary

When the Phillies signed Ryan Howard to a five-year $125 million contract extension in 2010, it was a move made in hopes of locking up one of the best sluggers in recent past for the Phillies. Though the $125 million may not have been 100% deserved, Howard's numbers were very...
Via Philliedelphia
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Salisbury: Baltimore Orioles 'keeping an eye' on Ryan Howard

Ryan Howard at the 2014 Phillies Phestival on May 19. (Photo: Matt Rappa) According to Jim Salisbury of, the Baltimore Orioles are reportedly 'keeping an eye' on Phillies' first baseman Ryan Howard this spring. In January, the identities of the nine teams that the 2005 National League Rookie of...
Via Philliedelphia
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM apologizes to Ryan Howard for critical remarks

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro spoke with Ryan Howard recently to apologize for comments he made earlier in the offseason about the struggling first baseman. Back in December, Amaro, who was trying to trade Howard, said on the radio that he told Howard the team would be better off without him. “We’ve talked to Ryan. And...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard: The Unwanted Man

There are several variations of “the talk.” As a young adult, it may be about when two people love each other very much. As someone who is just graduating from college, it likely pertains to what you are going to do with the rest of your life. As an athlete, though, it’s unlikely to fill a person with hope or inspiration. It’s almost always about an organization moving...
Via The Sports Post
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Howard's mansion will have $80K in doorknobs

The doors for Ryan Howard's departure from Philadelphia had been opening and closing pretty quickly leading up the the trade deadline last week and most parties said the Phillies first baseman's price tag was just a little too expensive.And it apparently takes the same amount of extravagance to open the doors inside Howard's new Florida mansion as well.Details of the $5.8 million...
Via The Other Paper
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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