1. The million-dollar question: With Texas presently trailing the division-leading Angels by 4½ games and the Wild Card-leading Red Sox by two games, is post-season baseball coming to Arlington this year?
2. Is staff "ace" Kevin Millwood finally running out of steam at the season's pivotal juncture? For that matter, will the Rangers ultimately come to regret the inclusion of the 2010 vesting option that has all but assured Millwood of a $12 million payday next season?
3. If you could offer only one multi-year contract extension to a non-free-agent-eligible Rangers player this coming winter (e.g. Elvis Andrus, Nelson Cruz, Josh Hamilton, C.J. Wilson and Frank Francisco), whom would that player be and what would you offer them?
4. Said manager Ron Washington of .270/.345/.559-hitting outfielder Nelson Cruz on Friday: "He's still not the guy he's capable of being. As strong as he is, if you keep giving him at-bats, he'll run into 30 home runs." Agree or disagree?
5. What is your single favorite moment of this often uplifting, sometimes maddening, but never boring 2009 season?