Ryan Howard's 9.1 million dollar raise from $900k to $10 mil has been well documented. However, Howard is finding other ways to make ends meet besides his piddling salary.
Ryan was the face on the packets of 2007 Topps baseball cards.
He's made numerous appearances on Subway commercials with the company's main man Jared.
He's the coverboy for the new video game MLB 08: The Show.
He's also now making "Practice Pop-Ins" for Dick's Sporting Goods (seen in video below).
What projects are on the horizon? 1. The Biggest Winner- his own reality tv show that is a spin-off of "The Biggest Loser" that focuses on gaining girth in the wallet rather than shedding pounds all around. 2. Howard the Juice- an energy drink specially formulated for him by Vitamin Water (sounds tasty!). 3. Greed- cologne that is strategically marketed in a green $-ed bottle and is rumored to have hints of Howard's perspiration and actual undertones of money. 4. Big Hitter- night club where the dancers rub pine tar on big "bats" and spit on the "balls". 5. King of Swing- a jazz infused rag time album that he produced himself and played all the instruments on, including some killer trombone. 6. Big Daddy's- clothing line described as fashionably urban yet formal wear for husky men. Looks like Ryan is doing alright for himself and is going to be a busy man, a rich busy man. Maybe he should throw his buddy Cole some of these endorsement opportunities seeing as he's "poor" with his contract renewal of only $500k.