I have had Votto all season along with Howard who has been on the DL the whole time. About 6 weeks ago I snatched up Goldschmidt and he has been doing well as my DH. So now I got Howard coming back and I would be stupid not to play him. Goldschmidt has been playing too well for me just to drop him or use him as an occasional sub. In my 12 team league it is a basic A.L. lineup with DH. Nobody likes to trade in my league but they sure do like to work the waiver wire. Should I just horde goldy or drop it like its hot?
I would actually put Howard out there on the trade block. I know you say your league doesn't trade much, but I'll bet a name like that would get some interest. Worth a try, at least. Better than having a player basically wasting away on your bench.