Courtesy of MLB Trade Rumors.
With the MLB season nearing its conclusion, it’s time to look ahead to the hot stove. There’s a lot to keep track of in the first full offseason under the sport’s new collective bargaining agreement, so MLBTR has compiled a timeline of offseason events...
Immediately after World Series - Eligible players hit free agency
Three days after World Series - Option decisions due
Five days after World Series - Qualifying offers due
Six days after World Series - Free agents can sign contracts with teams other than their former clubs
12 days after World Series - Players must accept or reject qualifying offers
November 7th - 9th - GM Meetings
November 20th - Deadline for setting 40-man roster in advance of Rule 5 Draft
November 30th - Deadline for teams to tender contracts to arbitration eligible players
December 3rd - 6th - Winter Meetings
December 6th - Rule 5 Draft takes place at Winter Meetings
January - Teams, players exchange arbitration figures
February - Arbitration hearings take place
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