Lobby talk: Wilson wait, Darvish to post

DALLAS -- It's now the wee hours of Thursday morning and still no decision from left-handed free agent pitcher C.J. Wilson. This may not happen until later this morning. Other things:

* Yu Darvish will be posted on Thursday, according to a tweet by his agent, Don Nomura. So let the Darvish fun begin. The Rangers will certainly be one team with interest. They've scouted Darvish and GM Jon Daniels has seen him in person.

* As of midnight, C.J. Wilson was still in the Anatole going over his options to try to determine where he'll play in 2012. Clearly, this seems headed for the finish line. The question is when.

* The Rangers have a few open spots on their 40-man roster, which means they can pick a few players in the Rule 5 draft on Thursday if they choose. But perhaps of more interest than that is which players for Baltimore don't get picked. The Rangers have a list they can choose from as part of the player to be named later in the Taylor Teagarden deal. That list is believed to be position players. We'll see who the Rangers get in a few hours.