As much as i love Howard, i dont think you CAN do it. Who would you start at 2B and 3B if you lost Pedroia/Youk? You got noone else. He's giving you 2 1B's when you already have MCabb and Youk has position eligibility at a weaker 3B position this year.
Yeah you get Howard at 1B but now you move MCab to Util (assuming you have Util) and you got bums at 2b and 3b.
Otherwise you got MCab at 1b, Youk at 3B and pedroia and 2B and you still have Ludwick (which is no chump and a steal where you got him).
Unless he's willing to throw in a 2b like a Cano or a 3B like a beckham..then i really dont see this working well for you.
Good luck and please help w/ mine! (it involves Howard..lol)viewtopic.php?t=405043