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RYAN HOWARD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Phillies GM told Ryan Howard team is better off without him

Ryan Howard was last an elite power hitter in 2009, when he launched 45 homers and posted a .279/.360/.571 line at the age of 29. He topped 30 homers in both 2010 and 2011, but his triple slash fell in both seasons. Then, Howard blew out his Achilles to end the 2011 NLDS, and his career has gone completely off the rails. In the first three seasons of his five year, $125 million...
Via The Outside Corner
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro tells Ryan Howard Phillies are better without him

Ryan Howard can never argue that Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has not been honest with him. After trading shortstop Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Amaro told 97.5 The Fanatic’s Mike Missanelli that the Phillies are trying to move Howard next. In fact, Amaro says he told Howard that the team...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro literally said Phillies are better off without Ryan Howard

There is something about Ruben Amaro that I like these days. It's hard to pinpoint it but, oh yeah, HE LITERALLY SAID THE PHILLIES ARE BETTER OFF WITHOUT RYAN HOWARD.
Via PhilsBaseball
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Amaro Told Howard Org. Would Be Better Without Him

In refreshing, but cold-blooded, honest, Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. reportedly told Ryan Howard that the organization would be better off  in 2015 without the first baseman. Amaro’s exact quote comes courtesy of 97.5 the Fanatic’s Matt Lombardo in a piece written for NJ.com: “I told [Howard] that in our situation it would probably bode better for the organization...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Amaro Jr. on Howard: Better for Organization to be "Not With Him But Without Him".

View image | gettyimages.com Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. spoke with 97.5 The Fanatic's Mike Missanelli Friday afternoon to discuss the Rollins trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as other pertinent issues relating to the club. One of the topics of discussion was Ryan Howard, who the...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies attempted to trade Ryan Howard to Orioles

Getty Images The Orioles remain interested in Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd. They however are not as interested in first baseman Ryan Howard who the Phillies offered in a package for Byrd reports MASN. Howard still possesses some power in his swing with 23 home runs last season but produced juast a .223/.310/.380 line wit 190 strike outs across 152 games last season. Owed $50...
Via Tireball.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard had ugly legal fight with family over finances

Ryan Howard has struggled on the baseball diamond in recent years, and it seems his personal life isn’t going smoothly either. The Philadelphia Phillies first baseman and his family were involved in a legal dispute regarding control over his finances, according to David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News. The fight apparently included his twin brother suing him for over...
Via NESN.com
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Have the Phillies found a suitor for Ryan Howard?

The Philadelphia Phillies desperately want to move Ryan Howard, even if they have to eat the large majority of his contract and get not much of anything in return. They may have found a suitor – the 2014 AL champion Kansas City Royals. DH Billy Butler is a free agent this winter, and Kansas City could want to replace him with Howard, a native Missourian. Via USA Today’s Bob Nightengale…...
Via The Outside Corner
November 11, 2014  |  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...
Via The Other Paper
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

A commentary on character...and Ryan Howard

Now that Monday's loss to the Braves has mostly scabbed over, I wanted to look back at the game through a different lens. Monday could have been a harbinger of things to come and a loss that will send the Phillies down an inevitable losing path or it could be used as a character builder. Supposedly high character teams would view such a devastating loss as an opportunity...
Via PhilsBaseball
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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