The Phillies today handed Ryan "Old Player Skills" Howard a five-year, $125 million contract extension. They are now married to Howard to a whopping seven more years through is age-37 season at an average salary of over $20 million a year.Beyond the Boxscore rounds up the some of the reactions, and they aren't good. Nor should they be. This, like the Alfonso Soriano deal or the Barry Zito contract, has "mistake" written all over it. Fat guys who thrive on walks and power while striking out a lot don't age well. Howard's top 5 comps on Baseball Reference? Richie Sexson, Cecil Fielder, and Mo Vaughn. Zoinks.Here's another way of looking at it. Baseball Prospectus projects players' future career paths based on what similar players have done in the past. When it comes to projections, there...

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