05/08/2012 03:11 pm ET

Nationals, Orioles Start MLB Season Strong While Albert Pujols, Bobby Valentine Get Off To Slow Starts

The Baltimore Orioles began the week with the best record in the majors, with Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals close behind. Albert Pujols was slumping, Bobby Valentine was getting booed and Derek Jeter was hitting nearly .400.

Signs of the season, or mere mirages? A quick look at the big questions so far in baseball:

MLB Early Surprises And Busts