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John Gibbons will be managing the Blue Jays next season:
While Gibbons doesn’t seem to be the best tactician in the league, his bullpen management is also likely above average. Furthermore, being out-managed by Francona over one series is one thing, but having your lineup unable to produce runs is the actual culprit for the team’s loss. Lineup and bullpen management can only go so far, getting shutout twice and scoring a total of eight runs over five games falls squarely on the players.
Jose Bautista isn’t sure what the future holds:
With such a scant class of free agents, there is little doubt that both Bautista and Encarnacion will have multiple suitors this offseason. Both may have to settle for an American League team though, as both of their futures are likely as designated hitters, which could cut down the amount of interested parties. In the coming weeks following the World Series, expect both sluggers to receive and reject qualifying offers from the Blue Jays.
Andrew Miller is probably the most important person in the playoffs.
Stephen Strasburg will be ready for spring training:
Stephen Strasburg expected to have a normal throwing schedule this offseason and be ready for spring training, Scott Boras said. @MLB— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) October 20, 2016
This is the Diamondbacks strategy:
Hazen on moves "nobody's called yet, getting a firm understand of what is here is important to me. But we're not going to hesitate"— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) October 19, 2016
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Question of the Day: What will the Diamondbacks do this offseason?