Has Howie Kendrick fallen from grace? He turns 26 in July. He is a singles and doubles machine. He will not see arbitration for another year. Those are the good things.
He has not shown the ability to stay healthy. He has not show the ability to hit the curveball or slider. He has not shown major league ability in clutch situations and especially in any game that truly matters.
We could get a LOT for Howie Kendrick. His glove is replaceable, his batting average is not. But if we could get say, Jake Peavey for Howie and Adenhart straight up, why shouldn't we make Mister Nontober... TRADE BAIT ?!?!?