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  1. This time, Giants' trade-off betrays them

    Rob Neyer

    Both managers made minor, ultimately irrelevant gaffes in the Phillies' 4-2 win in Game 5. Charlie Manuel went back to bunching Chase Utley and Ryan Howard in the lineup, which made it a lot easier for Javier Lopez to get through the eighth inning...

    Blog | October 22, 2010
  2. Phillies' Manuel devises perfect lineup

    Rob Neyer

    The Phillies have a different lineup tonight. Exactly the same players, just in different spots. Here was the Game 1 lineup (not including pitcher): 1. Shane Victorino 2. Placido Polanco 3. Chase Utley 4. Ryan Howard 5. Jayson Werth 6. Jim...

    Blog | October 17, 2010
  3. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are wondering which pitcher this weekend is going to throw a perfect game, hit three home runs, and write and direct a remake of "Howard the Duck" that wins the Oscar for Best Picture next year ... Well, I guess this should fix eve...

    Blog | October 08, 2010
  4. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are laced corn syrup and 18 essential vitamins. So don't be shy! Has Ryan Howard really been less valuable this season than Jamey Carroll, Ike Davis, and Jeff Keppinger. By one measure, yes. Bill Baer explains. I think this guy mi...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  5. Did Phillies bring back Howard too soon?

    Rob Neyer

    Crashburn Alley's Bill Baer on the savior who hasn't been doing much saviorizing: Since returning from the disabled list, Ryan Howard is batting .111 with a .246 OPS. He has no extra-base hits and no multi-hit games. Even worse, Howard struck out 1...

    Blog | August 31, 2010
  6. On booing Francisco Rodriguez

    Rob Neyer

    Howard Megdal on booing a guy with a 2.44 ERA: He's been a good closer, by any reasonable measure: the Mets have called on him again and again to finish off the other guys, and the vast majority of the time, that's exactly what he's done. But the f...

    Blog | July 30, 2010
  7. Inflation helps Phillies ... but how much?

    Rob Neyer

    Dipping into the ol' mailbag again, there's this missive from Cedric: One more potential explanation for Ryan Howard's contract that would justify the dollars and length of time: inflation. There are many economists predicting a high inflation ra...

    Blog | April 30, 2010
  8. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are wondering if Scott Boras might have gotten Ryan Howard all that money plus the Liberty Bell and the Rocky statue ... * You should read Matthew Carruth's take on Ryan Howard's deal, if only for the first sentence. * You should ...

    Blog | April 28, 2010
  9. Phillies pay top dollar for RBIs

    Rob Neyer

    You can probably imagine my reaction to this: Ryan Howard will remain in a Philadelphia Phillies uniform through the 2016 season after agreeing to a five-year extension worth an average of $25 million per year. The slugging first baseman has a...

    Blog | April 26, 2010
  10. Podcast: Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer addresses the rumors about trade discussions involving Ryan Howard and Albert Pujols before commenting on how players and managers are using social Web sites like Twitter....

    Blog | March 16, 2010
  11. The American League's MFH

    Rob Neyer

    From the middle of The Common Man's ode to the manly awesomeness of Frank Howard (one of my favorite players who I never actually saw): In fact, it might be helpful to think of Frank Howard as the player everyone thinks Jim Rice was. Like Rice, How...

    Blog | February 02, 2010
  12. Umpiring is better ... but not better enough

    Rob Neyer

    Aside from missing a practically impossible call (for a mere human, anyway) in Game 4 -- Ryan Howard never did touch the plate in the fourth inning -- the umpires had a pretty good night. Of course, the umpires have been much maligned this fall, and ...

    Blog | November 02, 2009
  13. Kneejerk Reactions: Game 2

    Rob Neyer

    Hero: A.J. Burnett. The Yankees' $16.5 Million Man was good this season, but he was rarely this good. In just his fourth postseason start, Burnett pitched only seven innings but racked up a 72 Game Score, his sixth best of 2009. Goat: Ryan Howard....

    Blog | October 29, 2009
  14. Will Howard get a pitch he can hit?

    Rob Neyer

    I read somewhere that the favorite in Las Vegas for World Series MVP is Ryan Howard, which is strange for two reasons. One, the Yankees are big favorites to win the Series. And two, the Yankees have a lot of left-handed pitchers and -- as Dave Allen ...

    Blog | October 28, 2009
  15. Sure, Ryan Howard's pretty good...

    Rob Neyer

    Ryan Howard is pretty good. I mean, he's no Shin-Soo Choo. But pretty good, for sure. You probably think I'm just some snot-nosed blogger trying to make a name for myself. You're right. After all, it's patently ridiculous to suggest that a Clev...

    Blog | October 28, 2009
  16. Appreciating the appreciated

    Rob Neyer

    Is Ryan Howard underappreciated? Daniel Berkowitz sure thinks so: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is tied for the major league lead in RBI with Prince Fielder with 137. He is also tied for third with the same man in home runs with 43. The former ...

    Blog | September 28, 2009