MLB key dates this offseason
A calendar of award dates and winners, free agency, owners meetings and more MLB postseason info.
- Who will be golden? Oct. 30: Gold Glove winners
- Who will get a mega-contract this year? Immediately after World Series: Free agency begins
- One more year? 12 days after World Series: Arbitration offers
- Will Trout reel it in? Nov. 12 - Rookie of the Year awards
- First-time managers in the mix Nov. 13: Manager of the Year announced
- Can Verlander go back-to-back? Nov. 14: Cy Young announced
- What will change? Nov. 14-15: Owner & GM meetings
- The great debate Nov. 15: MVP announced
- Essentially a cut day Nov. 30: Non-tender deadline
- Time to sign and deal Dec. 3-6: Winter meetings
- Diamonds in the rough Dec. 6: Rule V draft
- Pitchers and catchers report Mid-February: Spring training
Who will get a mega-contract this year?
Catcher Mike Napoli, outfielders Josh Hamilton (pictured) and Melky Cabrera and starter Zack Greinke are expected to be among the most sought after free agents this offseason. Players can not sign a contract with a new team until the sixth day after the conclusion of the World Series.
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