1. How alarmed are you over Frank Francisco's DL-necessitating strained lat and its potential implications on the Rangers' post-season bullpen?
2. What is your optimal post-season lineup, assuming that both Nelson Cruz and Ian Kinsler return healthy and perform reasonably well from here on out?
3. A random thought: What if the Rangers decided that re-signing Josh Hamilton was unrealistic/unwise and decided to maximize his value by giving him a much heavier share of the starts in center field in 2011-12 (which makes a bit more sense if you can acquire a left fielder whose value is significantly higher than that of Julio Borbon in center field)? Is the injury/durability risk attached to a move from left to center field actually less severe than we think it is?
4. Does the fact that Tommy Hunter's 2010 strikeouts-per-nine-innings ratio has fallen below the 4.5 mark -- the threshold below which Bill James believes it is very difficult for pitchers to have legitimate careers -- and his homer rate has climbed above 1.50 per nine innings hinder your confidence in how he might perform during the post-season?
[Yes, once again the question bank has virtually run dry. If you have an interesting idea or three for a question next week, don't be afraid to throw it out there.]