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Friday morning Rangers stuff

Another day without much going on in Rangersland...

Richard Durrett talks to Eric Hurley, who is healthy, pitched well in the AFL, and is going into spring training hoping to earn a spot on the Opening Day roster.

Jerry Crasnick says that Jeff Francis, who the Rangers were supposedly interested in bringing to camp, has signed a one year deal with the Kansas City Royals.  Apparently, the opportunity of playing in front of Yuniesky Betancourt was too good to pass up.*

* UPDATE -- It has been pointed out that Betancourt is now a Brewer.  To paraphrase Thomas Huxley, this is a beautiful snark killed by an ugly fact.

Gil Lebreton talks about the Rangers' interest in Jim Thome, and fitting Thome into the lineup.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal writes about the Rangers' Winter Caravan stopping in Lubbock yesterday.

And if you go to the SBN college football blog "Every Day Should Be Saturday," you can make your prediction as to what you think Cam Newton, who just declared for the NFL draft, will score on the Wonderlic test.  Do you think he can he beat the "6" that Vince Young put up?  Inquiring minds want to know...