Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard publishes children's book with wife Krystle

View image | gettyimages.com Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard already has a National League MVP award, Rookie of the Year award, five All-Star Game appearances, a World Championship and a Silver Slugger award on his resume. Now he can add one more item: published author. Howard and his wife Krystle...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Broadcaster Larry Andersen Shares Thoughts on Ryan Howard; Manfred Proposing Elimination of Defensive Shifts?

View image | gettyimages.com This past Tuesday, Phillies' long-time broadcaster Larry Andersen joined MLB.com's Hot Stove to share his thoughts on first baseman, Ryan Howard. "I look for him to be with the Phillies to start the season, and see where it goes. I have to be honest, I was...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What Will the Phillies’ Opening Day Lineup Look Like?

The Phillies will go into the 2015 season without Jimmy Rollins for the first time in 14 years, so how will this affect the starting lineup on opening day against the Red Sox? Here’s what I think the Phillies’ opening day lineup will look like. 1. Let’s start at the top, where there’s no question that Ben Revere will again be the everyday leadoff hitter in 2015. Since joining...
Via Phillies Nation
7 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro Doesn't Forsee Cole Hamels Being Moved

View image | gettyimages.com The speculation regarding a potential Cole Hamels deal has been the focal point of the Phillies this offseason, with the exception of the organization unprofessionally voicing their opinions on Ryan Howard. Sure, Jimmy Rollins has departed, but Cole Hamels has really been the center of this...
Via Philliedelphia
7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The five most overpaid MLB players heading into 2015

There are still several weeks left until Opening Day. And if Major League Baseball is anything like we know it is, a lot can happen between now and then. However, until then, these are the guys that will getting paid way too much heading into the 2015 season. Alex Rodriguez, Third Baseman/Designated Hitter, New York Yankees Contract: 10 years/$275,000,00 2015 base salary: $21...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro: It Would “Probably be Better” for Phillies to Cut Ties With Slugger

There has been plenty of speculation in regards to Phillies’ first baseman Ryan Howard’s future with the Phillies. Over the weekend, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. himself spoke about Howard on 97.5 The Fanatic. “We talked to Ryan, and I told him that in our situation, it would probably be better for the organization not with him, but without him. With that said,...
Via Phillies Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM: Team may be better without Ryan Howard

The Philadelphia Phillies, largely taking on a rebuild, have been open about their insistence to acquire young talent. They’ve traded Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and there has been trade rumors around pitcher Cole Hamels as well. One player that could be sent out of town, if a deal materializes, is first baseman Ryan Howard. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee rehab ahead of schedule, Ryan Howard fighting for job

The loss of Cliff Lee was one of many things that went wrong for the Phillies in 2014. Lee’s recovery from a flexor pronator strain is ahead of schedule with the left hander said to be ready to throw off the mound in two weeks. Last year Lee posted a 3.65 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 72/12 K/BB ratio over 81 1/3 innings. The belief is that Lee will be ready for Opening Day. With the...
Via Tireball.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Next for the Reeling Phillies?

The Phillies season ended with a 72-89 record for the second s http://gty.im/83903212 traight year. October has been all about watching the playoffs instead of playing in them. Something has to be done to turn this around, but what exactly is it?      It’s time to sweep up that dusty corner that no one has wanted to touch. Those little dust bunnies are actually million dollar...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: Will Howard OK a Trade to an AL Club, Phillies GM?

Three weeks ago, the headlines screamed about Ryan Howard‘s blockage of new blood and the Philadelphia Phillies’ problem with that situation. But, now, new insight is basically clear. There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week. Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: The Big Question. Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Finding It Hard To Deal Howard

The Phillies have seemingly reached a new low on their mission to trade first baseman Ryan Howard. Teams in touch w #Phillies say they’re talking up what a great person Ryan Howard is. That’s true. But still sounds like they have no takers — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) January 12, 2015   Yes you read that correctly. The Phillies are basically pulling the sports version of “she’s...
Via Phillies Nation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't Expect the Phillies to Release Ryan Howard if Trade Doesn't Happen

View image | gettyimages.com Earlier this week, Ryan Howard's no-trade clause details were revealed, as he listed nine teams he would approve a trade to. Unfortunately none of those teams are really in need of a 1B/DH, so the Phillies options to trade the "Big Piece" are limited at best....
Via Philliedelphia
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies should be able to find a taker for Ryan Howard

The start of spring training is a little more than a month away. The clock is ticking for the Phillies to trade first baseman Ryan Howard, a task that should not be as difficult as it has proven to be. Yet another potential destination for Howard vanished Saturday when the Rays acquired John Jaso from the A’s. Jaso likely will get significant at-bats as a left-handed DH, the role...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard Would Accept Trade To Boston

According to ESPN.com, Phillies slugger Ryan Howard would accept a trade to only nine MLB teams—and the Red Sox are one of them. Don't hold your breath, though, since Boston has virtually no need or interest in the 35-year old, who is owned $25 million this year and next. A more likely destination is AL East rival Baltimore—who are actually discussing a deal with Philly.
Via FenwayNation
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard will accept trade to nine teams

  Not that any such deal would ever happen, but if the Boston Red Sox were to have trade interest in Ryan Howard, they would be in luck.   The Red Sox are one of only nine teams the Philadelphia Phillies “slugger” can be traded to without his consent, ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick reported Tuesday, citing a source familiar with Howard’s contract. That means two...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB News: Ryan Howard can block trades to 21 of 30 teams

With the Philadelphia Phillies’ fire-sale going on, and General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. exploring trades involving first-baseman Ryan Howard, there could be a challenge looming due to Howard being able to block trades to 21 of the 30 MLB teams. Amaro and the Phillies have already traded Marlon Byrd, Jimmy Rollins and Antonio Bastardo this offseason, after the Phillies’...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Saturday Phillies Reading: Ryan Howard Should Go, Phillies Winter League Results, 2014 in Review

Another lazy Saturday is upon us, what better time to catch up on some Phillies reading? Here are a few things that caught my eye that may catch yours, too. "Until Howard is Moved, Phillies Rebuild is Stuck" Bob Brookover, Philadelphia Inquirer: Tyrannosaurus Rex, however, remains in the middle of...
Via Philliedelphia
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Transparency Is Okay As Phillies Attempt To Deal Ryan Howard

The Phillies hope that when Spring Training breaks in just under two months, Ryan Howard will play for another team. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. said as much a couple weeks ago on the Mike Missanelli show. Some have questioned why a team would devalue a player in such...
Via Philliedelphia
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies offseason update: Ryan Howard edition

This offseason, the Philadelphia Phillies have shown a commitment to disassembling the core of their 2007-2011 run for the first time. One player they’re eager to get rid of is Ryan Howard. After giving him a 5-year, $125 million extension, the Phillies are having a serious case of buyers remorse. In the time since the Phillies spent $125 million on him, Howard has gone from a...
Via isportsweb.com
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rollins on Howard Situation: 'That's not how things were ever done around here'

View image | gettyimages.com This past weekend, Ruben Amaro admitted that he talked to long-time Phillies first baseman, Ryan Howard, and that the team would be better without him moving forward. With $73 million remaining on Howard's deal, not only would the Phillies have to find someone willing to take...
Via Philliedelphia
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Amaro, Phillies finally realize Ryan Howard needs to go

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 extension...
Via Bloguin Best
December 21, 2014  |  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
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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