1. What on earth do you make of Rich Harden at this point -- particularly after Friday evening's disastrous setback? Was this a one-start hiccup as he attempts to round back into ace-caliber form, or yet another sign indicating that the Rangers aren't going to be able to trust him through the summer months?
2. Reader-submitted question (by "A. Stephens"): "In my view, if Chris Davis bat can regroup, given his age, service time, and skill set his best opportunity to stay in this organization may be as a future replacement in RF. Agree or disagree?"
3. From May 7th-14th (the time span immediately following a rather provocative editorial on his shortcomings), Michael Young hit .385/.529/.538 in 34 plate appearances. That's great news, of course, but his defense continues to fail the "eye test" and ranks among the worst in baseball in both plus/minus and UZR. Is there much in the way of hope for his lateral range at this point, and assuming that there isn't and that he continues to decline, does Texas end up being forced to move him into the DH spot down the road?
4. Are you ready to hop aboard the Max Ramirez bandwagon (.368/.458/.737) in spite of what observers still presume to be below-average game-calling and defensive skills -- particularly given Matt Treanor's continued slide (.200/.291/.257) and the disappointing minor league exploits of Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Taylor Teagarden? Could this seriously be the year that he proves he can hit above AA-ball?
5. Peer into your crystal ball and take a stab at this final question: "On August 1st, the Rangers' starting rotation will comprise ___________ [five pitchers]."
[Thanks for all of the reader-submitted questions last week. Feel free to bounce a few more around. I can always use inspiration. Additionally, special thanks to Jason Parks, Josh Garoon and Mike Hindman for their recent contributions and for helping to make this past week the most successful traffic-wise in BBTiA history. We'll soon be able to take early retirement to Malibu.]