1. Was the decision to push Cliff Lee to throw another 40 pitches on top of the 67 pitches he had already thrown during his four awful innings on Saturday misguided? On top of that, are the Rangers risking Lee's September/October effectiveness by not lending him any extra days of rest right now?
2. With Michael Young still appearing to be an defensive liability at third base (on the order of 10-15 runs below average defensively per 150 games or so), do the Rangers risk another early 2009-type P.R. fiasco with Young by attempting to move him to designated hitter/first base if they find a superior option at third base this winter? For that matter, what are the chances that he actually plays out the remainder of his contract at third base?
3. Should the Rangers strongly consider making a serious run at keeping C.J. Wilson over the long haul --- a very expensive proposition, to be certain -- even if they somehow manage to retain Cliff Lee's services with a nine-figure contract?
4. Mitch Moreland has enjoyed a very successful start to his career (.314/.426/.529; .413 wOBA), but would the Rangers be prudent in ponying up the cash/prospects for a protective veteran first base option in the event that Moreland begins next season as their starting first baseman, but hits the sophomore skids ala Julio Borbon, Taylor Teagarden and Chris Davis? In other words, have there been enough recent failures to warrant greater attention to the veteran depth behind the Rangers' younger position players?
5. And just for the heck of it: What is the best live music show that you've ever seen?