Day Three of what has been a rather uneventful Winter Meetings for the Texas Rangers.
Evan Grant writes behind the paywall that the best move for the Rangers this winter meetings may be no move.
C.J. Wilson's agent met with the Rangers last night, and came out of that meeting saying he was "pleasantly surprised" with where things stood with Texas.
Jeff Wilson has a lengthy piece about the C.J. situation and the teams that are after him.
T.R. Sullivan writes that the Rangers' are reluctant to go more than four years on deals for pitchers, and thus, if the Angels are willing to go five years for Wilson, they may end up with him.
Joey Matches talks about the various C.J. Wilson rumors that were raised and de-bunked last night, and talks about the likelihood that Wilson is leaving.
Gil Lebreton has a column about the C.J. situation, saying that he doesn't think the Rangers' offer is more than three years, and that C.J. isn't one of the Rangers' "core" players. Richard Durrett, interesting, implied something similar on a piece at ESPN Dallas yesterday, saying that Josh Hamilton was the first of the Rangers' core players to be hitting free agency. It makes me wonder if "C.J. isn't one of our 'core' guys" hasn't been part of the Rangers' talking points in dealing with the media on why they are prepared to let him walk.
Drew Davison's notes focus primarily on Josh Hamilton and his contract situation, which Hamilton saying he just wants to be treated fairly: "Don't come here with no ridiculously low stuff."
Hamilton says he will be ready for the start of the 2012 season after undergoing hernia surgery.
And finally, the Rangers announced they would play an exhibition against the Mexico City Red Devils on April 3 at TBIA.