RYAN HOWARD NEWS

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Philadelphia Phillies

Six years after their last World Series appearance and seven years after they won it, the Phillies are now languishing in the basement of not just the NL East, but all of baseball. Bad contracts, a lack of minor league talent translating to the Majors and a cascade of injuries have combined to make the last few seasons in the City of Brotherly Love sad indeed. However, even with...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Philadelphia Phillies

Six years after their last World Series appearance and seven years after they won it, the Phillies are now languishing in the basement of not just the NL East, but all of baseball. Bad contracts, a lack of minor league talent translating to the Majors and a cascade of injuries have combined to make the last few seasons in the City of Brotherly Love sad indeed. However, even with...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

From Untouchable to Unknown: Domonic Brown's Last Chance is Now

View image | gettyimages.com This offseason has has plenty of things to talk about when it comes to Phillies baseball. Whether it be Ruben Amaro making comments about Ryan Howard or the team parting with their franchise-leader in hits, Jimmy Rollins, there's been no shortage of news out there since...
Via Philliedelphia
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. apologizes to Ryan Howard

Ruben Amaro, Jr., with 97.5 the Fanatic's Mike Missanelli during Spring Training 2013 Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr., was very blunt while making an appearance on 97.5 the Fanatic in December: the Phillies are better off without Ryan Howard. Even though you know it, I know it, Amaro knows...
Via Philliedelphia
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Power Rankings: Spring Training Edition

With Spring Training finally upon us, it’s time to start taking a look at how each team has set themselves up for 2015. Many teams made significant additions, while others took big hits, and still others did almost nothing. In this article, we’ll be looking at which teams are set up for the most success, and others that aren’t so much so. Welcome to the first MLB Power Rankings...
Via Baseball Essential
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels and Ryan Howard are already a distraction

View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies pitchers and catchers have yet to have their cleats touch the chilly Clearwater turf yet. However, thanks to a long Phillies offseason of publicly and not-publicly shopping their ace pitcher Cole Hamels and publicly stating that the Phillies were better off without Ryan Howard...
Via Philliedelphia
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryne Sandberg: Ryan Howard remains Phillies' starter at first base

  Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg says Ryan Howard will start at first base this season, despite plans to rebuild the team and attempts to trade the declining slugger. Sandberg spoke in support of Howard on Wednesday during his first news conference of spring training as pitchers and catchers reported to Bright House Field. When Sandberg was asked about the former MVP...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandberg: Howard starter at first base for Phillies in '15

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg says Ryan Howard will start at first base this season, despite plans to rebuild the team and attempts to trade the declining slugger. Sandberg spoke in support of Howard on Wednesday during his first news conference of spring training as pitchers and catchers reported to Bright House Field. When Sandberg was asked about the former...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Will be the Phillies’ Offensive Team Leader in….

With Spring Training officially getting underway this week, let’s have some fun and predict who will be the Phillies’ team leaders in some offensive categories. Batting Average?  Ben Revere: Revere has been the Phillies’ team leader in batting average the last two seasons with a .305 average in 2013, and a .306 average in 2014. The assumption is that Revere will once again...
Via Phillies Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies media availability schedule has Ryan Howard conspicuously absent

The Phillies are ready to break camp and the roster is still loaded with veterans that the team was unable to move. So, as Spring Training opens, the Phillies have made several veteran players available to the media for the inevitable barrage of questions that are on the minds of...
Via Philliedelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Have Major Questions Heading into Spring Training

Spring Training is about to begin; this is normally the time we wax poetic about the grass being green, a new slate, hope springing eternal, etc, etc, etc. Not to go all Debbie Downer on you, it’s just not that kinda year. The Phillies have issues throughout their organization right now, and not just on the field. There are several questions that will need to be answered this spring...
Via Phillies Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Franco's Glove Reminds Bowa of Adrian Beltre

View image | gettyimages.com While the Phillies seem to have a pretty good idea at what their starting infield will be come Opening Day, there are still a variety of questions involving the situation of both Ryan Howard and Maikel Franco. The team has let the Ryan Howard know they...
Via Philliedelphia
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is looking slim...what do you do with him in 2015?

Ryan Howard signs a book for Nicholas Erbele. Photo courtesy Matt Erbele We are less than two weeks away from when pitchers and catchers hold their first official workouts at Phillies Spring Training. Some players are already on their way to Florida. While Phillies general manager has publicly stated that...
Via Philliedelphia
22 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...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Giles: Because the Phillies Deserve a Bright Spot

When we talk about the Philadelphia Phillies around here these days, it’s rarely in a positive light. It’s usually about wondering what they’re doing with Cole Hamels, or how Ryan Howard is completely unmovable, or just generally wondering how many years it might take to return the team to relevance. They’ve brought this on themselves with their […]
Via Fangraphs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The future of Cole, Howard, and the NL East

MLB Prospectus   -Special focus on Cole Hamels & the Philadelphia Phillies- *With the Pre-Preview of the Phillies Lineup & the NL East *   Well, we have officially reached a breaking point.  This winter, Cuban phenom defector Yasmany Tomas signed a six-year, $68 million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.  This high-profile slugger, who is now set to be a National...
Via Total Sports Live
January 29, 2015  |  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
January 25, 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

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

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
January 20, 2015  |  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
January 19, 2015  |  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
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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