Thursday Morning Links

Doug Pensinger

Thin gruel on a Thursday Morning

So we've seen the five stages of grief unfold this offseason... Denial (we're not going into 2013 with David Murphy as our #3 hitter). Anger (I hope Katie Hamilton gets attacked by Aybar's Bees). Bargaining (Stanton trade proposals in the comments? Really?). Depression (we're talking to Raul Ibanez and A.J. Pierzynski, where did I put that prescription cough syrup?). It's time we finally moved on to acceptance.

Randy Galloway is of two minds about Anaheim signing Josh Hamilton, because he signed with the Angels and that sucks but he also made Jon Daniels angry and that's awesome.

T.R. Sullivan says the Rangers are still looking at free agents, though have been priced out of the name brands and are now looking at Paddidas, the finest Hungarian cross-trainers $12.50 can buy.

But if we want Raul Ibanez, we will have to outmaneuver the Yankees, Philadelphia, and the wily Mariners, according to Gerry Fraley. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Richard Durrett says the Rangers have expressed interest in J.P. Howell, and that the Cubs and Rangers are the two finalists to win the affections of Edwin Jackson. Also, the Rangers met with Cody Ross on Tuesday. At least we aren't rumored to be meeting with Jeremy Bonderman's people. Yet.

Well, I have to admit, I'm not done with depression yet, so I'm not moving on to acceptance for a little while.

Finally, while I was drinking cranberry juice at The Showdown Tuesday night, there were a bunch of tweets cluttering my feed about a golden eagle trying to steal a baby. Well, here's a post over at Wired describing the background tracking of the video (looks fake) and the physics of the baby falling back to the ground (fake!).

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