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RYAN HOWARD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Phillies Rumors: Ryan Howard to be released this winter?

In April of 2010, the Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a five-year, $125 million deal with first baseman Ryan Howard, who at the time was the guy they planned on building around in the future.In October of 2011, Howard tore his left Achilles tendon running to first base on the final play in Game 5 of the NLDS, and he hasn't been the same since.#452241476 / gettyimages.comBefore...
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Ryan Howard sits; future with team a major question

Slumping Ryan Howard was not in the Phillies’ starting lineup against a left-handed pitcher for the second time in six post-all-star break games on Wednesday night, and his future with the team is in serious question. Manager Ryne Sandberg would not use the word “platoon,” but that’s exactly what his actions suggest. “As far as the lineup, that will be a day-to-day thing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phils Exploring Options with Howard

In what was already a busy day, full of transactions for the Phillies, John Clark of CSN Philly tweeted this bombshell: Phils discussing trading Ryan Howard/eating lot of $ or releasing him, according to @JSalisburyCSN, who doesnt envision Ryan back next year — John Clark CSN (@JClarkCSN) July 23, 2014   There may be smoke where there is fire in what is likely informed speculation...
Via Phillies Nation
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Ryan Howard's Phillies Tenure Close To An End?

Photo: Philliedelphia/Frank Klose During last night's Phillies game, Ryan Howard seemed to hit a new low. When all Howard had to do was simply make contact and the Phillies would win the game, he was unable. Having suffered a gruesome achillies injury that some never recover from, Howard still has...
Via Philliedelphia
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard’s Check Swing Is As Good As A Full Swing

Ryan Howard's check swing during the Phillies-Giants game on Monday night drove in two runs and gave Philadelphia the lead.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard First Basemen MLB Rankings

Let's check up on Philadelphia Phillies $25M first baseman Ryan Howard and his statistical rankings among qualified first basemen in MLB.  Warning- not good.  Actually awful.  Good job Amaro!*Out of 24 qualified first basementAVG - .219 (20th)OBP - .301 (22nd)SLG - .378 (21st tied)OPS - .679 (23rd)R - 44 (11th)DBL - 10 (21st tied)HR - 15 (9th)RBI - 58 (9th)BB - 41 (9th)K ...
Via We Should Be GM's
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard reacts to fans who say he listens to Nickelback

A group of Atlanta Braves fans held a sign at Turner Field on Tuesday night during their team’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies that read,” Ryan Howard listens to Nickelback.” For some, that is the ultimate insult. For Ryan Howard, it simply creates confusion over how a group of girls knew what he has on […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 18, 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

Howard with a Howard, Oh Yeah!

You know it's a good day when Ryan Howard notches a Howard.  That's right, the stat's namesake earned himself his first strikeout, error, homerun game of the season and naturally the Phillies won.  Not only did the Phillies win, they swept the series from the Marlins and are now 6-6 on the year.What else is good?*Chase Utley is batting .500, word.*Wil Nieves had more...
Via We Should Be GM's
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard suffering from spin Slidis Unrecognitis Syndrome

Ryan Howard has reportedly been diagnosed with Slidis Unrecognitis Syndrome. SUS is a condition in which a baseball player is unable to recognize a slider and in serious cases removes the ability of a player to recognize the type or location of any pitch. Howard's SUS existed his entire life but remained dormant until the 2010 season.  Of course I’m kidding here, but the...
Via PhilsBaseball
May 28, 2013  |  1 Comment
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