I'm not sure how good your pitching staff is relative to your league (depends on # of teams). But you are essentially getting the #1 overall pick for roughly the #10 pick and someone in the 6th round (or so?). It is probably worth it. Howard occasionally has not the best avg, but it's a decent bet that Pujols will beat him in all 5 categories, and handily in avg. You're not losing out that much because there will be pitchers to pick up off the wire--gallardo is not a guarantee, but Pujols is as close as they come in baseball.