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Tony La Russa And St. Louis Cardinals Close To Agreement?

At the official website Matthew Leach has big news about Tony La Russa and the St. Louis Cardinals, courtesy of his own unnamed source.

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A club source said Friday that talks between the club and its longtime manager are going quite well.

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Things are "going in a good direction," the source said, and the parties are "comfortable with the way things are going."

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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.