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Ryan Howard helped by aggressive approach at plate

Ryan Howard has been the midst of trade talks for over a year now; well, at least the Phillies are talking about a trade. Howard has struggled the past three seasons and is still owed close to $60 million guaranteed. From 2012-2014 Howard slashed .233/.309/.412 with 48 homers (1257 PA), 96 wRC+, 9.1 BB%, and 30.5 K%. His strikeouts and lack of contact kill his numbers. Needless to...
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Ryan Howard Hitting Well as Phillies Drop Series to Nationals

Philadelphia Phillies’ Ryan Howard hits a home run in the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals in a baseball game at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) The 2014 season for Ryan Howard was essentially his welcome back party into the good graces of Philadelphia Phillies fans. After back to back awful seasons, Howard began hitting...
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Cole Hamels Deals, Maikel Franco and Ryan Howard Homer, in Phillies Win

Philadelphia Phillies’ baseman Maikel Franco (7) celebrates with Ryan Howard at home plate after Franco hit a home run in the third inning of the Phillies’ baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Washington. Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) It was a tale of two pitchers on Saturday afternoon when the Philadelphia Phillies...
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Howard, Franco power Phillies offense to rout of Nationals

View image | Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Maikel Franco all drove in runs in a four-run third inning for the Phillies. It was the heart of the order that kickstarted a big day for the Phillies offense at the plate. Franco's second major-league home run capped the four-run...
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It remains to be seen what Howard’s future holds

Ryan Howard – Photo Credit – HJ West Ryan Howard was once the next big thing. A fifth round pick in the 2001 amateur draft, Howard burst on the scene in 2004 in limited at-bats. The Philadelphia Phillies were an up and coming team at the time, with their eyes on the future. They felt so strongly and had so much confidence in The Big Piece that they let future Hall of Famer,...
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4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard Is The Hottest Man In Philadelphia

A few weeks ago, we noted that Ryan Howard seemed to be heating up at the plate. He was seeing the ball well, getting lots of solid contact, and finally started to hit some home runs. Since then, he’s hit .324/.370/.632, with five home runs–including one off a lefty yesterday–and 11 RBI. His 1.002 OPS is 7th in the NL among qualifiers over that time, and his .309 ISO (isolated...
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Top Reasons For the Phillies’ Recent Success

It was only nine days ago when the Phillies were a season-low 12 games under .500, and held the worst record in MLB. Since then, they have enjoyed a successful stretch of seven wins in their last eight games, which included a six game winning streak; the club’s longest since September 2012. With last night’s win, the Phillies improved their record to 18-24, and are currently...
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Watch: Howard blasts 454-foot homer in Phillies' win

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is having himself quite a month of May, which he continued in Philadelphia's 4-2 win over the Rockies in Colorado with a 3-for-5 day at the plate that included a moonshot home run. Facing Rockies starter Eddie Butler in the top of the third, Howard crushed a 1-1 off-speed pitch well over the center field wall for a solo shot. The homer was estimated...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard Looks to Have Found his Stroke at the Plate

Philadelphia Phillies’ Ryan Howard, right, follows through after hitting a home run off New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 8, 2015, in Philadelphia. Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki, left, looks on. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) After a dismal month of April where most of Philadelphia Phillies struggled, including first baseman...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

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