Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Money Man!

The rich get richer! The mighty get mightier!

I guess the Philadelphia Phillies love the habit of winning championships or at least being in a position to win one every year because they are breaking the piggy bank. First Roy Halladay got the big bucks and is signed thru 2014-- and now Ryan Howard gets a five-year $125million contract extension.

Howard's accomplishments:
  • 2005 NL Rookie of the Year.
  • 2006 NL MVP
  • Has finished in the top 5 in the MVP voting for the last 4 consecutive years.
  • 2-time National League home run champion (2006, 2008).
  • 3-time National League RBI champion (2006, 2008, 2009).
  • Holds the National League non-steroid era record for home runs in a season (58 in 2006).
  • 4 straight years with 130+ RBIs (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • 2008 World Series champion + 2009 NL Pennant

So does the man deserve to get paid? You betcha!

Photo (2010 ALDS) courtesy of Getty Images

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