Philadelphia Phillies: How Will Charlie Manuel Get by Without Ryan Howard?

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Philadelphia Phillies: How Will Charlie Manuel Get by Without Ryan Howard?
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Ryan Howard’s five-year, $125 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies begins next season.

The only problem? Howard won’t be ready for the start of the year following a torn Achilles tendon suffered on the final play of the game in the Phillies 1-0 Game 5 NLDS loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

It’s not easy to replace a slugger who has averaged 44 home runs and 132 RBI per year since 2006, but here are four potential options for manager Charlie Manuel.

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