100% of 85%
That’s what Ryan Howard said he could give the Phillies, as he will not be 100% until next year. Apparently he says his swing is fine, but running can be an issue. Obviously he was never a base stealer, so that is not a huge deal. It awaits to be seen how that will affect him in the field mobility-wise. Obviously, Howard has never been great defensively, either. As long as he can provide some power to the lineup, I think we’ll take that. It’ll be interesting to see how he does once he comes back. I think it is important to temper our expectations. I also hope the fans give him a grace period before booing him. You can read more about Howard here.