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T.R. Sullivan has a Q&A up on the Rangers website...

The bulk of it has to deal with who the next manager will be -- Sullivan sees Wakamatsu, Hillman, Ron Washington, and Bud Black as the candidates -- but there's also this bizarro question:

I'm a big fan of Hank Blalock and I believe that his play is being affected in a couple of ways. The first is all the trade rumors surrounding him. I don't think he believes the Rangers want him, and possibly they don't. He's a player that does struggle against lefties, but I think he struggles more when he isn't playing consistently, shoulder aside.

Why does Mark Teixeira not get mentioned during this talk? Their averages are similar and they both struggle against left-/right-handed pitchers. Their defense is about the same, too. I don't know, I'm just a little frustrated and I'm hoping that they don't make a mistake and get rid of Blalock.
-- Chris G., Dallas

I've been a big Hank Blalock fan over the years...but how on earth could anyone imply that somehow Mark Teixeira should be lumped into the same category as Blalock right now?

This is one of the most ridiculous questions I've seen asked in one of these things...