1. While Ron Washington is already sitting on the managerial "hot seat" to some extent, what would it take to plunge his job into serious jeopardy? A sub-.500 record on May 15th? Six games back in the division race on June 1st? A string of fundamentally unsound managerial decisions? Some combination of all of those?
2. The hypothetical gun-to-your-head question of the week: if you had to pull the plug (e.g. bench/option to the minors) on one of Chris Davis/Julio Borbon/Taylor Teagarden, who would you pick? Momentarily set aside the reality that none of the three will get the hook this early; this is a thought-process question.
3. With the sale of the Rangers threatening to drag out into May, and potential bankruptcy proceedings looming, are you concerned that this debacle will negatively impact the Rangers' summer budgets for amateur draft/international player signings and their ability to expand payroll if a palatable mid-season trade opportunity presents itself?
4. An apt question to ask in the wake of Ubaldo Jimenez's franchise-first no-hitter for the Rockies on Saturday: Which Texas pitcher (residing in either the majors or the minors) do you believe has the best chance of throwing the first Rangers no-hitter since Kenny Rogers? Remember, great stuff alone isn't necessarily enough; the best candidates for induction into the no-hit club would boast potent combinations of stuff/command/poise/efficiency, and perhaps some of the "good face" as well.
5. Josh Garoon on Friday night's ball/strike-calling inequity between C.J. Wilson and CC Sabathia, which he has nicely detailed in The Clubhouse (complete with visual evidence): "It's bad for baseball. And the technology is out there to do something about it." Will Major League Baseball ever make a legitimate attempt to computerize ball/strike calls, or is the idea still too nonconformist to gain the required traction? Perhaps more pertinently, are you just plain ticked that Sabathia got the calls and Wilson got the proverbial shaft?