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Four Reasons Why The Phillies Might Not Be That Bad In 2015

Sixty-eight. That is the number of wins that Las Vegas has projected the Phillies to win this season. That would make this the worst baseball club Philadelphia has seen in 15 years, when the 2000 Phillies finished the season 65-97. Combine that with the team losing its opening Spring Training game to Division II University of Tampa, and expectations and excitement for this ball club...
Via Phillies Nation
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Prediction: Ryan Howard Will Have 30+ Home Runs and 100+ RBIs.

It is no secret that Ryan Howard in recent years has been a shell of what he was from 2006-2011, where he totaled 262 home runs and 769 RBIs. Since 2011, Howard has only 48 home runs and 194 RBIs. The drop-off in production can be directly linked to injuries, as Howard only played 151 total games between the 2012 and 2013 seasons. However, last season Howard had only 23 home runs...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Roster Outlook, 3/4/15

Well, the Phillies fought to a draw with the almost-equally hopeless Yankees in yesterday's official Spring opener, so they are unofficially 0-1-1 so far in Clearwater, 0-0-1 officially. Ryan Howard played well in the game, a good sign, and the team didn't lose. Howard even spoke positively afterwards. There was...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard goes 2 for 2 with RBI as Phillies and Yankees tie

The Phillies donned familiar red pinstripes for the first time since September today as the Yankees came over from Tampa to open Grapefruit League action Tuesday afternoon. With a lineup full of regulars (minus the ailing Chase Utley), the Phillies looked to do better than the game against Tampa's collegiate...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard Looking Fit; Lee Looking Like Lee

-According to many reports in Clearwater, Ryan Howard has come into camp looking as fit as he has in many years. That line is rather customary this time of year, and can often mean nothing down the line. However, if there’s anyone who needs to be in pristine shape, it’s Ryan Howard. Hopefully his svelte appearance and somewhat-nimble feet translate into something that is a positive...
Via Phillies Nation
7 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies are reportedly having Ryan Howard trade discussions with "unidentified team"

Eyebrows were raised a little bit last week when the Phillies scheduled media availability for all of the team's veteran players. That is, all of the big-name veterans except for first baseman Ryan Howard. It seemed like a stretch at the time, but perhaps the reason was that Howard was...
Via Philliedelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Who’s on First, Phillies GM?

With Ryan Howard still in the picture, who else will the Philadelphia Phillies play at first base? To rephrase Abbott and Costello for the 2015 squad, who’s on first, what is at shortstop, and “I don’t know” is in right field. There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week. Storyline features multiple stars and Red Alert highlights a specific player. Please...
29 days ago  |  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

The Curious and Sad Case of Ryan Howard

On an autumn night in 2011, as the St. Louis Cardinals won the deciding game of the NLDS, a cataclysmic moment occurred in the career of Philadelphia Phillies’ slugger Ryan Howard. A city’s hope rested with Howard, his team down by just one run with ace Roy Halladay on the mound, the most-beloved lefty in Philadelphia since Steve Carlton was at the dish with two outs remaining...
Via Sportsnaut
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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