1. In the long-term scheme of things, will Tanner Scheppers end up as a starting pitcher or as a reliever? Moreover, is your opinion materially affected by Kevin Goldstein's alarming insistence that Scheppers "is going to break?"
2. Even though Nelson Cruz still has four years (!) of club control remaining, should Texas contemplate exploring a Grady Sizemore-esque contract extension as a means of (a) rewarding Cruz by setting him up for life financially and (b) averting payroll uncertainty as he enters his arbitration-eligible seasons?
3. More message board fodder on the Kevin Goldstein-on-Elvis Andrus front: "I can't say I'm not entertained by how worked up some get when I say [Andrus is] not the greatest thing ever. He would not be in the top 10 [prospects in baseball] for me. I think he's a very good player, I just don't think he is, or ever will be a true impact level one." Perfectly rational opinion, or more evidence of some sort of bias against Andrus?
4. Probing question of the week: If, according to Randy Galloway, the Rangers' revenue stream is at its lowest point since they moved to the Ballpark in 1994, then why do Forbes' team valuations show that the Rangers' revenues have climbed every year since 2004?
5. And now for something a little different: Who is the absolute worst Rangers player you can ever recall watching play? Rely solely upon your memories/personal observations, if at all possible ... because it's just more fun. Todd Van Poppel would want it that way.