The country is going through tough economic times, but Major League baseball doesn't seem overly concerned.
The resort where the GM meetings are underway has rooms to rent from $300 to $500 a night - unless you want an ocean view or a suite.
As of this moment, the media room is set up for 60 writers and only one of us is present.
Parking is $24, coffee just a little less.
Ran into Seattle Mariners attorney and negotiator Bart Waldman - but only because he was lost in the immense maze that is this resort.
Meetings start about 9 a.m.
The media may arrive any day now.
Me? Think I'll break the bank and have a second cup of coffee.
By the way, for anyone who missed it or needs a chuckle, John McGrath's Sunday column was a tongue-in-cheek look at bringing back Junior - and a few other old Mariners.
You can read it here. And unlike anything in Dana Point, it's free.