1. Finish this sentence however you see fit: "In 2010, Vladimir Guerrero will _______."
2. Kevin Goldstein, speaking to Jason Parks: "Elvis Andrus didn't have a good year last year. He barely put up a .700 OPS last year. If you still think he's going to be good, that's one thing. If you think he was good last year, especially at the plate, he wasn't." Agree or disagree?
3. Does Mark McGwire's admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his record-breaking 1998 season tarnish your perception of his accomplishments and/or Hall of Fame credentials?
4. Should we at all care that Chris Davis and Nelson Cruz are tentatively slated to bat sixth and seventh, respectively, in manager Ron Washington's everyday lineup, and that Cruz is not batting any higher than he is?
5. How much in the way of hope is left for Blake Beavan, whom Goldstein views as a potential "long-reliever who can throw strikes" and apparently not much else?
[I do actually have some additional musings to share on the Guerrero/Green signings and the McGwire deal, but I'm choosing to withhold those until later in the day. Or something. And if you hate open threads, particularly during the middle of the week, (1) I'm sorry, and (2) you'll get over it.]