1. Is the NCAA transfer portal good or bad for college athletics?
Letasky: It's good for the athletes and is a positive change. For a fan, it can be kind of confusing but that shouldn't enter the equation.
Scherting: I don't know enough about the portal ... but I do know student-athletes should have fewer roadblocks in transferring. It's their life; it shouldn't belong to the schools or coaches.
Flores: One of my least favorite things about the NCAA is the ability for schools to block players from transferring, so overall, the portal is good.
Kusek: It's a great idea. Student-athletes should have the same options as coaches for transferring schools. This might prevent it from becoming a circus.
Rachac: Anything that improves student-athletes' rights is a good thing. Players will transfer regardless. Just have to hope it doesn't turn into glorified free agency.
2. Who were the winners and losers from the NBA trade deadline?
Letasky: The Celtics, for keeping Tatum.
Scherting: Hopefully, the Bucks were the big winners.
Flores: The Raptors (Marc Gasol) and Bucks (Nikola Mirotic) both added good players without giving up much. The Lakers are losers for not getting Anthony Davis, and I will never agree with the Knicks' decision to trade Kristaps Porzingis.
Kusek: Anthony Davis is still with the Pelicans and LeBron's reputation took another hit, leaving them both on the wrong side of the NBA trade deadline.
Rachac: The Lakers missed out on Anthony Davis, but that makes us all winners.
3. Frank Robinson passed away on Thursday. Where does he rank among MLB's greats?
Letasky: Robinson was a legend in the game. He deserves plenty of recognition and I hope there is a fitting tribute for him at some point during the season.
Scherting: He gets overlooked quite a bit. He should be up there whenever Aaron, Mays and Mantle are discussed.
Flores: Higher than I initially would have ranked him. He was an all-star as a 20-year-old rookie AND as a 38-year-old, and he never had a bad season in between. Just a remarkable career.
Kusek: Being an MVP for both leagues should put him among the all-time greats. But being the first black manager accomplished much, much more.
Rachac: He hit 586 homers, won three MVPs and had his number retired by three franchises. But what he did did for civil rights makes him a true legend.
4. What potential baseball rule change would you be most in favor of?
Letasky: None. There have been too many rule changes. Human judgement is part of the game.
Scherting: How about limiting the number of pitchers on the 25-man roster to, say, 11, maybe even 10? That way managers can't burn two or three guys at a hitter apiece.
Flores: I'm a fan of a National League team (the Giants) with a tater-mashing pitcher (Madison Bumgarner). Yet even I think the NL needs to adopt the designated hitter.
Kusek: Agree with Rachac on the designated hitter. It's got to go and put strategy back in the AL games again.
Rachac: Let's abolish the DH altogether and make the American League play real baseball again.
5. Do you (still) have a landline?
Letasky: Yes, here at the office and I get plenty of use out of it! Actually, I wouldn't mind a landline at home. And, these days I can be plenty busy on my cellphone tweeting away.
Scherting: No, and the answer to Greg's upcoming question is yes. Should I dial it?
Kusek: It's in the house somewhere. Does it work? I'm not really sure.
Rachac: No, but that's a good question. Do you still remember the phone number to the house you grew up in?