Really, there isn't a ton of new news to report just yet. The Marlins reportedly have a 10-year deal on the table for Albert Pujols for more money than the team paid their team from 1998 through last year. It's up to the Cardinals to counter that offer.
But Jon Morosi gives us at least a little insight on what's going on down at the Winter Meetings:
I'm no body language expert, but #Marlins looked rather smiley as Albert Pujols talks approach critical point.
And if you're looking for how sports journalism has changed in the Twitter era, I think "rather smiley" is a great place to start. It conveys information, but not really. Yet I'd rather read a tidbit like that than not know about anything until the official deals are looked over by lawyers. Different times.
One thing should be clear, though: the Cardinals are probably just a wee bit nervous. The face of their franchise -- as much as Stan Musial or Bob Gibson was -- is inching closer to wearing the teal and fuchsia and purple and rainforest frog green and seaborgium magenta and Đinđićian mauve, and they'll have to commit well over $200 million to keep him.