Philly blockbuster could disrupt quiet deadline

The Tampa Bay Rays want to do it, but come on, man, how can they? The Boston Red Sox don't really want to do it from an emotional standpoint, but from the business side, they've got no choice. The Philadelphia Phillies sort of want to do it, know they don't have to, but are wondering if they should really should. Welcome to the dwindling hours of Major League Baseball...
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Gameday 106: Phillies at Mets

Philadelphia Phillies (46-59) at New York Mets (50-55) Starting Pitchers: NYM: Bartolo Colon (9-8, 4.03 ERA) vs. PHI: A.J. Burnett (6-9, 3.86 ERA) Time: 7:10, Citi Field TV: CSN Weather: 74, Partly cloudy with a chance of rain Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Tonight: This is the week where clubhouse chemistry is pushed to the limit. Guys on both sides of the diamond are...
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Confusing plate-blocking rule has Montero longing for collision days

Given his druthers, Miguel Montero says he'd rather be run over by 250-pound Ryan Howard than try to figure out exactly how the heck he's supposed to position himself on a throw to home plate. Montero's frustration with a new rule designed to minimize home-plate collisions boiled over following a play in the Diamondbacks' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Sunday in Philadelphia...
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Phillies release outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr.

The Philadelphia Phillies announced Monday that they have released outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. Gwynn was designated for assignment last Monday after playing in 67 games for the Phillies this season. He hit .163 with three RBIs, two stolen bases and 14 runs scored. Gwynn has appeared in 672 Major League games and hit .239 with a .621 OPS. Gwynn, 31, lost his father Tony Gwynn on June...
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Montero confused by home-plate collision rule

Nearly 25 minutes after Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Phillies had ended, D-backs catcher Miguel Montero was still upset. At issue was a play at home in the sixth inning when the throw easily beat Ryan Howard to the plate and he was called out, but after a replay review, it was ruled that Howard was safe because Montero violated rule 7.13, which was instituted this year to reduce...
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New rule allows Ryan Howard to score with touching home plate

Major League Baseball's new rules on home-plate collisions and instant replay allowed Philadelphia's Ryan Howard to pull off a curious play. He scored a run without even touching home plate.Standing on first base with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Howard started running to second when Phillies batter Marlon Byrd hit a pop fly to shallow right field. It should...
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Dissecting The New York Yankees’ Trade Options

Will Ryan Howard be traded to the Yankees? Mandatory Credit: lineupforms.com In the past few weeks, Yankees’ general manager Brian Cashman decided not to wait for the Jul. 31 trade deadline in his attempt to upgrade the roster. Cashman has made some moves that have paid off and not cost the Yankees very much in return, as newly acquired Brandon McCarthy and Chase Headley have...
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Shoddy defense D-backs' demise in Philly

PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Howard homered in his second game since a three-game benching and scored the go-ahead run on an overturned call at the plate in the Philadelphia Phillies' 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. With the score 2-2 in the sixth, Howard walked with two outs against Vidal Nuno (0-2). Marlon Byrd popped up to short right field, where second baseman Didi...
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Sunday Best

After a disappointing Saturday night, the Phillies came out today looking to win this weekend series. Ryan Howard made his second straight start after sitting for three games. Roberto Hernandez took the mound looking to improve his 4-8 record. Howard made his presence felt both at the plate and in the field. He put the […]
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Ryan Howard + Yankees= Match Made In Heaven?

As this is being written, Philadelphia Phillies fans are sitting and asking themselves 2 things, Why and How? How did Ryan Howard
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Ryan Howard: The $125M problem at first base

Who would have known the man who clubbed 58 home runs in 2006 is now being put up on the trade block for scrap metal and a bag of peanuts. It’s hard to write this story about Ryan Howard as he has been a part of a prolific infield that consists of Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins. Fast forward to now and Philadelphia fans are torn about seeing the Big Piece go. The guy, we thought...
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Howard’s End: Not Worth the Price

Ryan Howard, Home Run Derby champ. Ryan Howard, National League Most Valuable Player. Ryan Howard, World Series winner. Ryan Howard, signer of the one of the worst contracts ever? The recent performance certainly doesn’t match the historical narrative, in which Howard was not only one of the best first basemen in the league, but the cleanup-hitting, low-throw-scooping anchor of...
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FG on Fox: Ryan Howard and the Worst Case Scenario

The Phillies’ 2011 season ended with Ryan Howard crumpled in a heap between the batter’s box and first base. What was suspected then was confirmed later: Howard had suffered a rupture of his Achilles. Howard’s five-year, $125-million extension was to begin in 2012. It just about goes without saying that Howard’s contract with the Phillies […]
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Amaro Not Contemplating Releasing Howard

Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com spoke with Ruben Amaro Jr. who vehemently denied that the Phillies were discussing releasing Ryan Howard. “That is not something we are contemplating,” Amaro said Friday morning. “I don’t know where that’s coming from. “Our goal is to try to get Ryan Howard straightened out so he can be a more productive player for us. As I’ve said in...
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Ruben Amaro shoots down Ryan Howard release talk

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. emphatically shot down reports that the organization is considering releasing struggling slugger Ryan Howard after the season. “That is not something we are contemplating,” Amaro said Friday morning. “I don’t know where that’s coming from. “Our goal is to try to get Ryan Howard straightened out so he can be a more productive...
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It Continues: Phillies "Trying Hard" To Rid Team Of Ryan Howard

As the Phillies have had to resort to benching Ryan Howard, the attention on Howard is stronger than ever before. The Phillies are faced with the reality that Howard cannot play as he once was able to in the past. Without a designated hitter in the National League, the Phillies...
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Ryan Howard's Career In Philly Is Coming To An End

The Philadelphia Phillies have made it very clear that they are looking to deal their power hitting first baseman, Ryan Howard. Most recently the team has said that they will either bench Howard or platoon him with Darin Ruff. #452361778 / gettyimages.comNot only is the team working hard to find a potential suitor for Ryan Howard, the Phillies are willing to eat most of the $70 million...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Philadelphia 'trying hard' to trade Ryan Howard

Just yesterday, I wrote for Sports Rumor Alert that the Philadelphia Phillies have considered releasing struggling first baseman Ryan Howard at the end of the season.The Phillies, however, are trying to get something in return for Howard, as they are "trying hard" to trade him, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.#452361778 / gettyimages.comTwo opposing general managers...
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Are Ryan Howard’s days as a starter done?

Ryan Howard – Photo Credit – Matthew Straubmuller   The Philadelphia Phillies are fresh off a series against the San Francisco Giants where they lost 3 of 4 in Philly, and that is the least of their worries right now. The biggest worry is where most of the team will be playing in about a week — when the trade deadline comes up. We knew what this team was — and the biggest...
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Report: Phillies considering releasing Ryan Howard

A few years ago Ryan Howard was one of the most feared hitters in baseball, and now he’s on the verge of being out of the game altogether. On Wednesday a report surfaced claiming that the Philadelphia Phillies are considering paying the rest of Howard’s contract and releasing him after the season. Howard is owed $25 million this season and a total of $60 million over the next...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 102: Giants at Phillies

San Francisco Giants (57-44) at Philadelphia Phillies (43-58) Starting Pitchers: SFG: Tim Hudson (8-6, 2.78) vs. PHI: Cole Hamels (4-2, 2.83) Time: 1:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Cloudy, 79 Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Tonight: The curious case of what to do with Ryan Howard continues Thursday. The $25 million dollar (former) slugging first basemen has found...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Phillies Considering Releasing Ryan Howard and Eating $60 Million Contract?

Things have gone south very quickly for the Philadelphia Phillies and the personnel fire sale has yet to even begin. One of the largest items in that fire sale is veteran first baseman Ryan Howard and his morbidly obese contract. The soon-to-be 35-year-old, former 50 home run hitter has been rumored in trade talks since the Phillies rolled into the 2013-14 offseason with a 73-89...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard Sits Again As Giants And Phillies Play Matinee In South Philly

Photo: Philliedelphia/Frank Klose The big story in today's game is not who is playing, but who is not playing. For the second game in a row, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard will be on the bench. While Howard had previously sat seven other games, all of those appearances came against...
Via Philliedelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Honor 2008 World Series Championship Team for 263rd Consecutive Game

The Philadelphia Phillies honored their 2008 World Series team again last night by playing a lineup that featured Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz in a loss to the Giants, while ’08 stars Ryan Howard and Cole Hamels watched from the dugout. It is the 263rd consecutive game, dating back to the start of the 2013 season, that the Phillies have honored their former champions...
Via Sports Pickle
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard has officially been benched by the Phillies

Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reported yesterday that the Phillies have considered releasing struggling first baseman Ryan Howard with more than $60 million remaining on his contract and today is the day it becomes totally clear that the former MVP has been benched. Philadelphia is facing a right-handed pitcher, which the left-handed-hitting Howard has made a career of knocking...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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