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Archive: February, 2008

The Phillies aren't being cheap. Howard isn't being greedy.

Friday, February 22, 2008, 8:33 AM
Both sides are just being smart: I was talking to a fellow Daily News writer the other night, hashing through this Ryan Howard situation, when it struck me: in a way, Thursday’s verdict was the best possible out-come for both sides. When you really think about it, it didn’t make a whole... Read more

Beltran laughs off Rollins' rip

Thursday, February 21, 2008, 6:30 PM
Carlos Beltran responded to Jimmy Rollins' response to Carlos Beltran yesterday. Here's the story from the New York Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/mets/2008/02/beltran-laughs-off-rollins-rip.html Read more

Ryan Howard's Arbitration $ettlement: What's it all mean?

Thursday, February 21, 2008, 6:18 PM
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Panel awards Howard arbitration-record $10 million

Thursday, February 21, 2008, 10:13 AM
Ryan Howard has already become part of history on the baseball field. Now, he's part of history in the court room. An independent panel of arbitrators ruled Thursday morning in favor of the Phillies slugger, awarding him an arbitration-record $10 million salary for the 2008 season. Howard, who is... Read more

Rappin' with Rollins: Jimmy holds court on Beltran, 100 wins, and more

Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 7:13 PM
He’s coming off a year in which he set career highs in hitting (.296), home runs (30), RBI (94) slugging (.531), triples (20), runs (139) and converted 41 of 47 stolen base attempts. Looking back, it is hard to imagine how any one else could have won the MVP trophy against those kind of numbers... Read more

Wood-chipper$ and beverage$: a day in the life of an arbitration stake-out

Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 7:10 PM
A decision is expected in Ryan Howard's arbitration hearing sometime Thursday. I'm not exactly sure how we'll get word of it. I'm envisioning white smoke pouring from the top of Bright House Field if he wins, red smoke if he loses. Regardless, stay tuned. . . I wish I had more info for you, but... Read more

Howard arbitration: How does it look?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 11:01 AM
Looking dapper in a charcoal suit, man-of-the-hour Ryan Howard arrived at a downtown St. Petersburg hotel around 9 a.m. for his arbitration hearing with the Phillies. "How do I look?" Howard asked a group of people who watched him and father Ron emerge from a white Escalade. "Like... Read more

Myers: Kendrick prank was for the ladies

Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 3:50 PM
This will be my last ever post about Japan-gate '08. Promise. I'm tired of writing about it and hearing about it and I can only imagine you all are tired of reading about it According to Brett Myers, Kyle Kendrick should thank him. The two Phillies pitchers' appearance on the Today Show today on NBC... Read more

Pat Burrell likes Philadelphia. Does Philadelphia like him back?

Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 10:27 AM
Pat Burrell spent close to a half an hour yesterday fielding questions about his past, present and future in Philadelphia. Those who have covered the outfielder say he was much more thoughtful and philosophical than normal. He said he is "100 percent" sure that he wants to return to Philadelphia... Read more

NL MVP J-Rolls into Clearwater. . .

Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 10:09 AM
At long last, Jimmy Rollins has arrived. The National League MVP arrived at Bright House Field yesterday in time for the first full squad work-out of spring training. "Young James, that's who I aspire to be this year," said Ryan Howard, who won the MVP award in 2006. "I'm going to... Read more
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