Ryan Howard Newsbeat
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Howard is not, will not be and arguably never was the guy worthy of a $125 million extension in 2010, and the Phillies acknowledged as much in trade talks this winter, telling (uninterested) teams they’re willing to swallow a significant sum of the $60 million still owed to Howard over the next two years. Word is, the team would be willing to take on somewhere in the neighborhood of $50 million.
Posted: March 18, 2015 at 09:59 AM | 47 comment(s)
Sunday, March 08, 2015
Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notes.This is the juiciest tidbit.
According to one Phillies source, the Yankees have come the closest to landing Hamels, offering a package of prospects that at least has given the Phillies a baseline for future talks.
Posted: March 08, 2015 at 09:55 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Sunday, March 01, 2015
“It seems like every time I look at him, he’s got a few guys around him,” manager Ryne Sandberg said of Francoeur. “I think there’s a good reason behind that. Players tend to go to him.”
Francoeur and Howard have been nearly inseparable during the first week of camp.
Their lockers are next to each other. They were in the same, three-man group, with infielder Andres Blanco, when hitters faced live pitching Friday. They are in the same, six-man team under Charlie Manuel’s guidance in the team’s carefully crafted hitting groups this spring.
The Phillies signed Francoeur to a minor league contract this winter because they think he has the chance to make their major league club as a much-needed righthanded bench bat. But like Manuel, he’s also someone with a history with Howard - they played against each other as NL East foes for years - and someone with an unwavering positive outlook, too.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Now they are getting desperate.
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
Posted: January 13, 2015 at 07:58 AM | 27 comment(s)
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
The Phillies have made no secret of their desire to trade Howard, who turned 35 in November and will earn $25 million in both 2015 and 2016. The Phillies have a $23 million club option for 2017 with a $10 million buyout, so Howard is guaranteed a minimum of $60 million through the end of his contract.
Posted: January 06, 2015 at 06:37 AM | 24 comment(s)
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
It’s sad that stuff like this goes on.
In addition to his struggles on the field, Howard was engaged in a nasty legal fight with his family over control of his finances, a fight that included his twin brother and lifetime confidant suing him for more than $2.7 million - and Howard countersuing with allegations of fraud and mismanagement of the fortune that he had amassed.
Posted: November 19, 2014 at 10:43 AM | 58 comment(s)
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