Am I the only one that thinks this is insanely overpaid? Especially when you consider Utley is making roughly $12 million per year and I think he is a far superior player.
I am not trying to say I don’t think Howard is a great player, but wow, he shouldn’t be up in the A-Rod range. How much do you think Pujols is gonna get? The Cardinals have to be crying in the front office right now.
My quess is that this means the Phillies will not be able to resign Jason Werth next season when he goes free-agent and as a Mets fan I love that. Werth is very much part of the gritty heart and sould of the Phils and I will love to see him gone. It also probably means Rollins is gone, but truthfully he seems pretty close to done anyways.
This deal would pay Howard $25 million per year until Howard is 36 years old, that just seems crazy to me. He’s a big dude, I gotta imagine he starts to break down at some point. The fate of the Phils could very well be determined by this contract in the coming years. Wow I just really hate this deal and think it will cripple the Phils eventually, nice!