When the ball slammed into Anthony Rizzo's glove on Wednesday night, the epic 2016 World Series had finally come to a close. But for Major League Baseball, that elusive final out meant that for all 30 teams, the offseason was officially in full swing. However, two NL West teams are already ahead of the offseason curve, with big decisions to make as November rolls on.
The Diamondbacks have narrowed their managerial decision down to two candidates--Phil Nevin and Torey Lovullo. Nevin currently manages the Reno Aces, the D-Backs AAA affiliate, while Torey Lovullo brings major league managing experience from his days as Red Sox bench coach, when he substituted for John Farrell during Farrell's cancer treatments last season.
There is no exact timetable as far as when exactly the decision will be made, but it is expected soon, and AZ Snake Pit will have the update for you when it happens!
Here's what else is happening around the National League West:
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