I like this deal much better and it's much more even (and possibly even in your favor). I realize you're trying to gain another ace, but I still have concern about your 1B situation without Tex. You're right, you're not losing much as far as production between Holliday and Tex, but Tex definitely gets the slight edge. Many would like to have Chacin over Morrow and maybe they're right, but I do love the number of K's Morrow can put up in a game... it's really some freakish stuff. Obviously, Weaver/Johnson between Pence is what is drawing you to make this deal. If I'm getting Weaver in this deal, I'm probably hitting the accept button and forgetting about my 1B situation, but with Johnson it's not quite as easy. I still like the deal even with Johnson when we're talking fairness, but like I mentioned before, you might have the pitching you need to begin with. I sort of ate my words with Matsusaka too, he's had a nice two games in a row. You're pitching might be better than you think it is. You may just be panicking a little too early. You don't have to make this deal, in my opinion, but if you feel you have to obtain another ace SP, then go ahead. Again, losing Tex at 1B is my biggest concern, but gaining a guy like Weaver or Johnson in return for Pence is really what you might be doing with this deal, which of course is in your favor. If a guy like Big Ike is able to put up quality numbers at 1B, then I really like what this does for your team. In my own league, I'm in a position where I have CC, Oswalt, Price, Hanson, and Morrow as my top 5 SP's, which allows me feel fairly confident in wins, era, whip, and k's stats. It's really a big advantage on a week-to-week basis, I'm pretty much getting at least a 5-5 tie each week, but that doesn't even happen because I lucked out and got Cabrera and Braun in the 1st two rounds, which is unheard of in a 12 team league. You're pitching would be stacked and you would be losing Pence like numbers, but remember you do have Hamilton coming back, which leaves your OF very stacked as well and if Berkman keeps it up, obviously he's a good option at 1B as well. In the long-term, this deal could do wonders for your team. I say go for it, but push for Weaver.