Golden Nuggets: Trent Baalke saying all the right things

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Sunday, April 27th, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

Good morning everyone. Sorry about the lateness in the Golden Nuggets this morning. I'd like to say I have an especially good excuse for having them up late, but in reality, I was catching up on season two of Hannibal and lost track of time. So we're going to quickly get through the links today.

I gotta say, I like everything I'm hearing from General Manager Trent Baalke this week. He came out in support of Aldon Smith, and did so in the way that he needed to -- by dismissing the absurd notion of releasing the player while still being cautious. He and Jim Harbaugh came out in support of Colin Kaepernick aggressively, he made the right statements regarding LaMichael James, and he even joked about public displays of affection regarding his relationship with Harbaugh. Pretty good stuff, I think.

Onto the links.

Baalke on 49ers' locker room: 'Those are damn good guys' (Branch)

Harbaugh: Kap's reputation is the only victim (Maiocco)

Are San Francisco 49ers the NFL's new bad boys? (MercuryNews)

49ers' 2014 draft class: What's expected in 2014? (Maiocco)

Aldon Smith's fate lies with Jed York (ESPN)

Trent & Jim: Baalke says relationship 'very good,' but no hugs on horizon (Branch)

Harbaugh calls San Jose State's Fales a Top 5 quarterback (Barrows)

Prices already painful for 49ers tickets at new stadium (SFGate)

49ers visited with WR Kelvin Benjamin (Maiocco)

49ers host girl athletes to learn leadership, confidence (MercuryNews)

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