For the first time in his career, Ryan Howard is a free agent. The 37-year-old slugger’s future likely exists as a DH in the American League, but that doesn’t mean he can just rest on his laurels and coast into a contract. As you can see in a video below, Howard is training early and often to make himself better than he has been in years (specifically focusing on exit velocity).
In between training montages, he also talks about great moments as a Phillie, and how good it felt to eliminate the Rockies from the playoffs in 2009.
Full video after the jump.[h/t r/Phillies]