Ryan Howard might have rocked the world of baseball bean counters everywhere this week with his five-year, $125 million extension. But here's one thing he didn't do:
Decimate the first-base free-agent market of 2011-12.
Yeah, it's sad to report that Albert Pujols, Adrian Gonzalez, Prince Fielder and Lance Berkman don't have Howard around to keep them company, and feed them Subway footlongs, anymore. It won't be the same without him.