RYAN HOWARD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tommy Joseph set to take starts from Ryan Howard

Within the span of a year, Tommy Joseph went from a going-nowhere minor leaguer to a player who is going to take starts away from Ryan Howard. The 24-year-old rookie made a start at first base on Sunday in the Phillies’ 7-2 loss to the Cubs, and manager Pete Mackanin told media — including Philly.com’s Matt Breen — the occasion wasn’t merely to give Howard rest. A three...
Via Today's Knuckleball
19 hours ago

Phils to keep playing Joseph over Howard

As the Phillies packed their bags and headed out of Wrigley Field on Sunday after a 7-2 loss sealed a three-game sweep at the hands of the Cubs, struggling first baseman Ryan Howard faced questions about his future in the lineup.
Via Phillies.com
20 hours ago

Pete Mackanin to continue trimming Ryan Howard's playing time

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard will continue to have his playing time trimmed by skipper Pete Mackanin.
Via Philliedelphia
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vin Scully blasts Ryan Howard after Howard ties Joe DiMaggio

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard tied Joe DiMaggio for 81st on baseball’s all-time home run list Friday night. DiMaggio is a Hall of Famer and considered one of the greatest MLB players to ever play. Ryan Howard — not so much. And just in case you forgot that Howard will never be in the same class as DiMaggio no matter how many home runs he hits, legendary broadcaster Vin...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Ryan Howard’s tenure with the Phillies over?

In a season where Philadelphia Phillies fans have been more excited for the season to end than for it to start, pieces of the team’s past glory have been fading into obscurity and/or wearing different uniforms. With Cole Hamels traded to the Texas Rangers, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley now in Los Angeles playing for the Dodgers, and Ruben Amaro, Jr. recently jobless, the only...
Via isportsweb.com
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Ryan Howard actually valuable again?

I know you’ve probably heard this before, but the Philadelphia Phillies are not a good baseball team. Sure, they are only seven games out of the first place Washington Nationals, but when one of your best hitters is Freddy Galvis, you know you’re in trouble. However, there is a player on the Phillies who has seemed to emerge from three-year long slump, someone who is somehow...
Via The Outside Corner
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies reportedly willing to eat most of Howard's contract

If the most recent reports regarding the increasingly uncertain future of Ryan Howard remaining a member of the Philadelphia Phillies organization is any indication, the team is willing to do just about anything to part ways with him, including eating an enormous amount of his contract to effectuate said parting. Sports On Earth’s Anthony Castrovince...Read More The post Phillies...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 18, 2015  |  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 I told him that in our situation it would probably bode better...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard: The Unwanted Man

By Shaun Ranft 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...
Via The Sports Post
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Have the Phillies found a suitor for Ryan Howard?

The Philadelphia Phillies desperately want to move Ryan Howard, even if they have to eat the large majority of his contract and get not much of anything in return. They may have found a suitor – the 2014 AL champion Kansas City Royals. DH Billy Butler is a free agent this winter, and Kansas City could want to replace him with Howard, a native Missourian. Via USA Today’s Bob...
Via The Outside Corner
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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