A club source said Friday that talks between the club and its longtime manager are going quite well.â†µ
Things are "going in a good direction," the source said, and the parties are "comfortable with the way things are going."â†µ
It's news! Finally this is the current offseason bottleneck for the Cardinals — once La Russa and the team finally come together they can address the next bottleneck: Albert Pujols's long-term future with the team. This one is going to be a little more difficult.