1. Now that the dust has had a chance to settle a bit and the full extent of the Zack Greinke contract has become public knowledge (six years, $147 million, player opt-out after three years), what is your general feeling on how the whole affair unfolded? Are you relieved that Texas ultimately didn't battle it out with the Dodgers at that price point, frustrated that the Rangers seemingly didn't go "all in" to acquire him ... and, more importantly, what is your feeling on what the Rangers should next with their starting rotation?
2. When you take a moment to stop down and reflect upon the Michael Young era in Texas, what's the most overwhelming memory? Is it the good times -- for Young, at least -- of the early- to mid-aughts? The defensive limitations of his middle to later years? The contract and all the organizational tension that followed, or the big offensive output in 2009/11 and his sometimes-heroics?
3. Per Jeff Passan, the Royals tried unsuccessfully to trade Wil Myers straight up for James Shields before Kansas City and Tampa Bay finally hammered out last night's trade, and were also rejected by the Athletics when they attempted to trade Myers straight up for Brett Anderson. Assuming that nothing less than major league-quality starting pitching was enough to land Myers, and knowing what we know right now about the Rangers' roster situation, would you have moved either of Derek Holland or Matt Harrison in a straight-up deal for Myers? (Remember, the former is locked up at fairly cheap AAVs through at least 2016; the latter is under club control via arbitration through only 2014).
4. Gaze into your crystal ball and answer this open-ended question: "By Christmas Day, the Rangers will ____________."