MacPhail and Angelos traditionally meet in October to discuss the completed season and different options to upgrade the roster. However, this is the first time in several years that the manager will be present, which further strengthens the idea that Showalter will have a major say in the team's multitude of offseason decisions.Asked about Showalter's offseason role, MacPhail said late last month: "Buck will have a lot of say. I always think it's important for a manager to be involved in the player personnel decisions. Why on earth would you want to make a move where your manager isn't supportive of it right from the beginning? I think Buck, by virtue of his past, what he's done, and by the nature of the force of his personality, will probably be more involved than our previous managers, and that's fine by us."