Isn't St. Louis loaded this year and the clear favorite in the NL Central? I guess Howard is younger, so you could have him longer even though Pujols is better, but I don't think you should do anything to make your team worse tomorrow in the hopes that it pays off 5 years from now if you're already in position to get another ring today. I know its probably no big deal, but Albert's elbow will always worry me. I say this as a Baltimore O's fan who has been burned by Kurt Ainsworth, Kris Benson & Rich Hill. All guys with arm problems that had been "fixed".