Ryan Howard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ryan Howard is still hoping for one more shot at a World Series ring

    Fox Sports "A free agent for the first time, he is training furiously, waiting patiently, staying positive about his chances of getting an opportunity even in a market that remains saturated with first base-DH types. “I think I can still go out there and compete, and compete at a high level,” Howard said..." January 25

  • Ryan Howard's trainer plans to make him 'superhuman' during offseason

    CSN Philly "Ryan Howard's career with the Phillies has come to an end but that doesn't mean his baseball career is over. Many people believe Howard can still play. Charlie Manuel for one. The Big Piece himself for another. In a new video posted by Whistle Sports, Howard gives us a look at the training..." December 17

  • Ryan Howard era officially over in Philadelphia

    Allentown Morning Call "The tribute given to Ryan Howard the final day of the 2016 season confirmed what everyone already knew - Ryan Howard wasn't coming back in 2017. It was made official Thursday. The Phillies announced that they declined 2017 club options for Ryan Howard and Charlie Morton and also reinstated..." November 03

  • Phillies to honor Howard in regular-season finale

    Fox Sports "After the Mets clinched a playoff berth and home field for the National League wild-card game on Saturday with a 5-3 victory over the Phillies, all eyes shift to longtime Phillies slugger Ryan Howard on Sunday afternoon. Howard said he's not taking anything extra in right now and is only..." October 02

  • Ryan Howard will play a lot in the Phillies final home games

    Hardball Talk "Recently things got grumbly between Ryan Howard and the Phillies as Howard’s playing time was reduced. He’s clearly on his way out of Philly and, as a wise man once said, everything ends badly; otherwise it wouldn’t end. But there’s at least some chance that Howard’s end will be somewhat..." September 16

  • Howard: Shifts take away '30, 40, 50 hits a year'

    Hardball Talk "In his column for Today’s Knuckleball, Jon Heyman quotes Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard once again deriding the infield shift, saying it takes away “30, 40, 50 hits a year” from left-handed pull hitters. Getting rid of the shift, Howard says, is “definitely something that would help me..." September 09

  • Phillies' Howard: Reduced playing time isn't 'right or fair'

    Philly.com "Ryan Howard's final August with the Phillies was a good one. Maybe it wasn't up there with his summer months of old, when he could piston the ball through the steamy air seemingly at will, but it wasn't bad at all. He hit .314 with six home runs and 15 runs batted in during 16 games. Given that..." September 01

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