Today (February 20th) is the day that Ryan Howard and the Philadelphia Phillies meet for an arbitration hearing to decide Howard's 2008 salary. RyHo wants $10 million while the Phils are countering with $7 million. Not that Howard isn't worth $10+ million in today's world of Major League Baseball, but I'm guessing based on the current salary structures and past values of contracts of players with similar experiences as Howard that the board will rule in favor of the Phils. What do you think?
*Hopefully this offseason (08-09) the Phils will approach Howard about a 3-4 year contract buying out the rest of his arbitration years and possibly 1 year of free agency, that way this drama can be averted for the next few seasons.