Mariners and Ryan Howard are not a match

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports notes that the Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays, San Diego Padres, and Seattle Mariners could all benefit by adding the home run power of Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard. It’s difficult to imagine how the left-handed slugger would fit into the Seattle’s 2015-16 plans for several reasons. Payroll considerations Howard has two more years remaining on his five-year/$125 million contract, plus a $10 million buyout for his $23 million club-option in 2017. His salary will be a major hurdle to any trade. Rosenthal suggests…

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