1. Of the four scenarios I laid out last week where Michael Young isn't traded (and while it remains unclear whether Texas will yet move him, it does appear likelier that he won't be traded than it did at around this same time last week), what percent likelihood would you assign to each possibility? As a refresher, Scenario No. 1 was Young reporting to camp and putting his frustrations completely behind him, Scenario No. 2 was Young reporting to camp and being a disruptive presence, Scenario No. 3 was Young acting outwardly as though everything is fine but still heavily pressing the front office for a trade, and Scenario No. 4 was Young not reporting to camp, or refusing to assume the DH position.
2. What is the one thing you are most looking forward to hearing/seeing/monitoring in Surprise as spring training gets underway this week? Is it the Neftali Feliz-as-a-starter angle? Is it waiting to see if Young escalates matters? Is it the first-hand accounts of Adrian Beltre's sexy glovework? Or perhaps Professor Parks complaining about a heavily congested Bell Road on Twitter?
3. If Young reports to spring training, goes about his business, and the entire trade mess fades away into the background, will your perception of Young have been changed at all since just before the trade demand story blew up? In other words, will you think any less or any more of Young going forward as a result of what has transpired over the last couple of weeks, including his trade demand and sharp rebuke of the front office?
4. Take a shot in the dark at predicting what the Rangers' Opening Day starting rotation will look like, and how many innings each of those pitchers will log as a Ranger in 2011. [Keep in mind that even last season, the Rangers only got 111 starts out of their original starting five, so 150- to 200-inning projections across the board likely isn't all that realistic.]
5. What you would be willing to do -- speaking in the hypothetical Klondike Bar sense, of course -- in order for Albert Pujols to sign with Texas after the 2011 season?