I know everyone here is very high on Howie Kendrick, so I know I will take a beating for this one... but here goes!
I would strongly consider packaging Howie up with a couple of prospects for Jake Peavy. Howie will never be able to play 2nd base at a high level. I would give him a B on range and a C on hands.
- Howie will hit for a good average with gap power.
- He increased his SB from 5 to 11 last year.
- Projects to over 40 doubles if he played 162 games
- Howie is injury prone - He has never played 100 games
- Barely average defense
- Rarely walks
I say sell high and bring Peavy in with Tex and we would be golden.