You can not give any arguement why you shouldn't do this deal. Average is 1 stat. Your talking about gettin 100 runs/30 plus hrs/110 plus rbi's from 2 elite 1st basemans for 1 elite 1st basemans. Howard will with out a doubt out homer Pujols and knock the same or more RBI's. Tex is a notch below Pujols across the board.