Offseason Calendar

The offseason started weeks ago, but let’s take an updated look at the offseason calendar as the news and rumors slow down for Thanksgiving. 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. Here’s what has already happened:

  • 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

Here’s what’s ahead:

  • 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 18th - Teams, players exchange arbitration figures
  • February 1st – 21st -  Arbitration hearings take place in Phoenix
  • March 2nd – 11th – Teams can renew contracts of unsigned pre-arbitration eligible players

Dates via MLB.com, the Kansas City Star and USA Today.


Full Story | 0 Comments | Categories: Uncategorized
blog comments powered by Disqus