CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Ryan Howard began last season as trade bait and finished it as the National League Rookie of the Year.... The Phillies' hulking first baseman no longer wonders where he'll be playing. Now that Jim Thome is gone, Howard could be a fixture in Philadelphia's lineup for a long time.... For some, replacing a fan favorite who is a four-time All-Star and has 430 career homers would be tougher than facing Randy Johnson's fastball....

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