The only reason Ryan Howard has an ounce of value is his home run potential as a designated hitter or bench player. He’s grown into a Matt Stairs role as the veteran who can lead a clubhouse and provide power late in the game.
His trade value is limited though, as we have all seen his bat speed diminish and his pitch recognition fade. But we all know what he can do with a hanging curveball.
The Phillies have limited options as to where they could send Howard for a mid-tier prospect, but an injury could change all of that.
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