Saturday a.m. Rangers things

ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 3: Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers holds a press conference at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on February 3, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. Hamilton admitted to drinking alcohol earlier in the week. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)

Tired of the Josh Hamilton stuff? Well, you might want to skip this morning's links...

Jeff Wilson has a story on yesterday's news conference, which includes a mention of Jon Daniels saying the team and Hamilton are tabling contract discussions. Given the deadline of the start of spring training which Hamilton had previously issued, and given how far apart the sides apparently are, this seems to make it inevitable that Hamilton will test the free agent waters this offseason.

Anthony Andro also has a story on the Hamilton situation and yesterday's events.

Ditto T.R. Sullivan.

Evan Grant says the Rangers made the right decision in deciding to table contract negotiations.

Drew Davison writes about fan reaction to the Hamilton relapse.

Mac Engel says the Rangers should let Hamilton walk after the season.

Peter Gammons talks to Jeff Allison, another former first rounder whose career was de-railed because of substance abuse, about what Hamilton is going through.

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