Let me haul off and reprint the whole thing and assume Jamey doesn't mind:
The Dallas Morning News has modified last night's story by Todd Wills and Evan Grant, characterizing a trade that would send Hank Blalock and John Danks to Florida for Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell no longer as one that will "likely be done by Monday," but instead as one that "could be completed as early as today" but that the Rangers are "wrestling with parting with Danks."
T.R. Sullivan writes in this morning's Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Texas is trying to find a way to consummate the deal without including Danks or Thomas Diamond, presenting a number of alternative scenarios, one of which involved Josh Rupe going instead. The Marlins apparently declined the offer. Sullivan acknowledges that Danks "appears to be the likely one to go" and that the deal "could be completed in the next couple of days," possibly to allow the Rangers to run Beckett through a physical.
But several Florida-based newspapers are reporting this morning that Texas is working on a deal with a third, unidentified team to acquire a pitcher to flip to the Marlins instead of Danks or Diamond. The Palm Beach Post speculates that the separate trade could be as simple as moving Adrian Gonzalez for a pitching prospect who is acceptable to the Marlins.
There is also the possibility, according to the Miami Herald, that Florida, which had planned to move outfielder Miguel Cabrera back to third base, could make Blalock its first baseman if Carlos Delgado is traded, or that the Marlins could even trade Blalock.
The Post adds that Texas and Florida have discussed scenarios that involve center fielder Juan Pierre.
Also, Newsday reports that the Yankees asked Texas about Alfonso Soriano -- with plans to move him to center field -- but were unwilling to trade Robinson Cano and/or Chien-Ming Wang. The Rangers are likely to sit tight with Soriano until Rafael Furcal rebuffs all but one team and signs.