Ryan Howard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Did the shift ruin Ryan Howard’s career?

    Hardball Talk "At Five Thirty Eight, Rob Arthur has an interesting article up in which he posits that defensive shifts were responsible for the drastic downfall at the end of former Phillies slugger Ryan Howard‘s career. Arthur uses a lot of data to show just how much Howard declined once opposing teams realized..." June 06

  • Ryan Howard says he's not retiring from baseball

    USA Today "Former Phillie Ryan Howard isn't giving up on playing professional baseball. Howard made clear he is "absolutely" still pursuing another opportunity. "By no means am I done," Howard told The News Journal during a phone conversation Friday afternoon. "My plans haven't changed to try and..." May 13

  • Braves release Ryan Howard from minor league deal

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves have ended the Ryan Howard experiment even before it really began, releasing the former Phillies slugger from his minor league contract Monday after he failed to show enough at Triple-A Gwinnett to warrant a major league call-up. Howard, 37, hit .184 with one homer, two walks and 11..." May 09

  • Braves agree to minor-league deal with Ryan Howard

    CBS Sports "According to multiple reports, the Braves have signed veteran slugger Ryan Howard to a minor-league contract. Mark Bowman tweets that Howard will likely report to Triple-A Gwinnett. Howard, 37, had been a lifelong member of the Phillies organization. Last season, he batted .196/.257/.453 with..." April 06

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