I would trade Ryan Howard today for the best pitcher you could find in exchange for him. I wouldn't even want the Phillies to pay him the $14 million they are willing to pay him. No way, no how. He's not worth it with all the strikeouts and poor defense. Almost 200 strikeouts for 2 years in a row? He by no means carried this team last year either.
The Phillies should deal him and say "Goodbye!" and save themselves millions in the process. The team did not win on his individual accomplishments. Trade him off to a team like Kansas City or someplace like that. They'll see that by himself, he won't take a team anywhere.
I think Ryan should look himself in the mirror and grab a hold of his emotions and get off this cloud that he is on. This is the kind of stuff that turns fans off, they make a measly amount and struggle to buy tickets and here comes a guy that isn't happy with $10 million dollars a year, he now wants $18 mill? Come on and be real in this economy he's way overpaid. The fans should unite and really give him stuff for playing like he does at times. I don't want to hear about all the homeruns, to me it doesn't mean anything but Howard trying to make Howard look good.