1. In light of Rich Harden's latest brutal start against Oakland on Saturday afternoon (2.1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 5 BB, 2 K, 1 HR), has the time finally arrived for the Rangers to terminate the Rich Harden experiment and begin rolling with Derek Holland?
2. Knowing what we currently know Cliff Lee and the way in which this winter's free-agent market is setting up, what is the highest you could possibly go in terms of years/dollars on a long-term contract offer while still feeling okay with it? (In other words, if you felt very uncomfortable going beyond, say, five years and $90 million guaranteed, then that would obviously be your answer.)
3. Do you want to see the Rangers switch their Triple-A team affiliation from Oklahoma City to Round Rock? Furthermore, is there really something to the belief that doing so would significantly improve fan interest -- and help bolster revenue streams -- in the Rangers down the I-35 corridor (Waco/Georgetown/Round Rock/Austin/San Marcos/San Antonio)?
4. A question spawned by Joe Posnanski's thought-provoking editorial on steroids in baseball: How convinced are you that performance-enhancing drugs played the single biggest role in baseball's mid-90s power surge?
5. The blindingly obvious ownership-related question of the week: What do you want to see out of the new Chuck Greenberg/Nolan Ryan-led ownership through its first 5-6 months? If you're not sold on them, what is it going to take for you to pronounce them as an early success on the job?