Monday, April 26, 2010

Big Man in Town

Ryan Howard signed a five-year extension today, keeping him in red pinstripes through 2016. Worth at least $125 million, the deal includes a club option for the sixth year. Howard received a limited no trade clause in the deal.

Howard, the fastest player to reach 200 home runs in his career, is obviously a remarkable talent and the premier power hitter in Major League Baseball. It's great to see him sticking around instead of seeking an even larger contract as a free agent.

There is no telling what the thirty-year-old Howard can accomplish during the next five or six seasons, but he's primed to do more great things for this city and franchise.

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