The Phillies would love to unload Ryan Howard. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports, however, that Howard can block trades to 20 teams. The nine teams to which Howard can be traded without his permission: Tigers, Royals, Angels, Mariners, Yankees, Rangers, Rays, Orioles and Red Sox.
On the one hand, it’s good that they’re all American League teams, giving Howard a chance to DH. On the other hand, most of those teams don’t need a 1B/DH type. There have been some talks with the Orioles, but they’ve amounted to very little.