Phils Give Howard 900 K

Friday, March 2, 2007

One of the biggest bargains for a player coming off an MVP year ever, the Phillies announced today that they reached a one year agreement with Phillies first baseman and MVP Ryan Howard. Howard said he was upset about not reaching a long term agreement, but it won't effect him. "It's a little frustrating and a little disappointing that we didn't get it done, but that's the business aspect," he said. "Now you use it as a starting point. It's over. Now you go out and play." Howard, who hit .313 with 58 home runs and 149 RBIs last season, is now the highest payed player who has endured under two years or service, beating Kerry Wood's old record for a 690 K.