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RKMeibalane
02-08-2009, 12:56 PM
Link (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3892759)

WhiteSoxFan84
02-08-2009, 01:00 PM
I guess the recession hasn't hurt the Northeast at all :redneck

Brian26
02-08-2009, 01:15 PM
I guess the recession hasn't hurt the Northeast at all :redneck

Really it has nothing to do with the recession. Howard was going to make either $14 or $18 million next year anyway. It's a fair deal for both sides and avoids a nasty arbitration hearing for the next couple of years.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Howard traded to an AL team before he reaches free agency.

RKMeibalane
02-08-2009, 01:19 PM
Really it has nothing to do with the recession. Howard was going to make either $14 or $18 million next year anyway. It's a fair deal for both sides and avoids a nasty arbitration hearing for the next couple of years.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Howard traded to an AL team before he reaches free agency.

Agreed. Howard seems destined for the designated hitter sooner or later.

WhiteSoxFan84
02-08-2009, 01:20 PM
Really it has nothing to do with the recession. Howard was going to make either $14 or $18 million next year anyway. It's a fair deal for both sides and avoids a nasty arbitration hearing for the next couple of years.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Howard traded to an AL team before he reaches free agency.

Soooo the $4M difference is chump change?

Brian26
02-08-2009, 01:28 PM
Soooo the $4M difference is chump change?

Go back and re-read the story. He's going to make $15 million next year.

I'd say the $1 million difference is chump-change when you consider they locked up a happy Ryan Howard and have rights to trade him at the deadline in a couple of years for a decent return.

thomas35forever
02-08-2009, 01:32 PM
Finally, a big deal that's worth the player.