Worth noting

Worth noting

• Departments that deal with player evaluation will meet in Arizona next week to assess each player in the organization. Antonetti said that if a manager is hired in time, he will be a part of those discussions, which begin on Monday.

• Antonetti said the club will first look to boost its starting rotation, then search for additions to the lineup.

"Our starting pitching and our position players, we can certainly complement," Antonetti said. "I feel good on the position player side ... we have a young nucleus of players that are very talented."

• Antonetti scoffed at the notion that the club's decision to stand pat at the Trade Deadline -- despite actively pursuing additions -- played into the club's second-half demise.

"I'm not sure ascribing too much to that would explain what happened to us in the second half," Antonetti said.