Greetings from Carlsbad, Calif, location of this year's GM Meetings. The meetings don't officially start until Tuesday -- at least when it comes to media events. There are, however, already meetings going on. This is a day when arbitration is discussed, for example. A majority of the representatives the Cardinals' front office is expected to send is already in the area, setting up for the meetings. T. J. McFarland has signed a one-year deal, the team announced this morning. The Cardinals have a record five Gold Glove winners, Rawlings announced Sunday. And ...
Well, I wanted to drop a quick note because I'm caught a bit between phone calls and things here to get set up at the meetings. So if the chat starts a few minutes late, that's why.
It could be that kind of chat -- with some pauses as I have to do some interviews, reporting.
We'll be able to go for a bit today, and thank you for your patience.