Good morning. As I write this sentence, at this very moment, Torii Hunter has not yet signed with the Rangers. He will, though. That's what happens when you wind up on Jon Daniels' white whales list.
Evan Grant writes about how the Rangers have pursued Hunter for years and may finally land him now that he's old and not very good.
D.J. Short notes, via Dr. LaVelle E. Neal III Jr. Esq, that Hunter wants to sign somewhere sooner rather than later so I give it until about noon before he's a Ranger.
Calvin Watkins would like for the Rangers to sign Hunter or anyone because he's getting bored and wants the Rangers to do something already.
T.R. Sullivan writes about how Robinson Chirinos worked his way back to the majors after suffering from a scary concussion episode a few years back.
The DFW quotes SB Nation Hot Stove wunderkind Chris Cotillo as having the Rangers interested in bringing back Geovany Soto to pair with Chirinos.
Sullivan writes that, by tonight's non-tender deadline, the Rangers are expected to offer contracts to all of their prominent eligible players. Today must be like Christmas morning at Lee Stevens' house, I reckon.
Lastly, Shirley Jinkins chronicles Derek Holland visiting fifth-graders to discuss fitness and healthy eating while discovering that 11-year-olds don't know who Harry Caray is.