Philadelphia Phillies first baseman, Ryan Howard, is seeking another record breaking contract through arbitration. He wants $18 million. The Phillies feel he is only worth $14 million.
Either way, it is a significant increase from the $10 million he won last year through the arbitration hearings.
Maybe Howie has not heard about the economic crisis that is worldwide. He is crazy.
Now, I’m not saying he does not deserve to be paid. Numbers do not lie, my friends. He smacked 48 home runs and 146 RBI’s in during the 2008 season. Yet, to me $18 million is still too steep.
He should quit being greedy and sign the $14 million deal.
After all, Phillies ace Cole Hamels signed a three-year deal worth $20.5 million. As I stated in my previous post, he deserves more than that. He was their World Series MVP.
Suck it up, Howie. Hamels is more crucial than you. After all, great pitching stops great hitting.