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2.09.2009

Lookin' Good, Good Lookin'

Ryan Howard (pictured here at a Maxim Super Bowl party) continues to make the big bucks, landing a 3-year, $54 million contract with his Philadelphia Phillies this weekend, avoiding arbitration altogether.

After leading the big leagues with 48 homers and 146 RBIs last season -- not to mention helping the Phillies win their first World Series title since 1980 -- the hefty first baseman got a hefty raise: $15 million this season, $19 million the next, and $20 million in 2011.

Howard, the 2006 NL MVP, batted just .251 in 2008, striking out one whiff short of 200 times with 19 errors, and still managed to make runner-up to Albert Pujols for the MVP.
"I’m happy to have this done and to know that I’ll be in Philadelphia for at least another three years," he said.

[ESPN] | [The Hardball Times] | [Fanhouse]

2 comments:

Bassmaster said...

Looking good? He looks confused to me.

BettorFan Fantasy Sports Betting said...

Confused? He's at the Maxim Party - he's just on the scope out.