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07-12-2011, 02:11 AM
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Originally Posted by triqsix View Post
is howard still hitting 40 homeruns with 140 rbis?
Only two players hit 40 last year, they had a .995 and 1.011 OPS. So, no, he isn't hitting 40 with a low .800 OPS. More importantly, Howard is projecting to 32/128 right now (and yes I'm aware of his splits). He had 31/108 last year while missing a few games. In the era of steroid testing, don't bank on guys carrying monster numbers into their mid 30s.

Originally Posted by triqsix View Post
i think it is naive to think ryan howard wouldn't get a contract comparable on the open market..
I think it's naive to assume that he would. Not only that, I thinkits silly to make out losing Howard to another team on that contract as some kind of tragedy. Just like how I don't feel bad about losing Werth to his deal.

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