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
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First-time managers in the mix
Mike Matheny never managed at any level before taking over the Cardinals in 2012, and now he's a strong contender for the National League Manager of the Year award. White Sox manager Robin Ventura is in a similar situation in the American League.
Then there are stalwarts like Yankees manager Joe Girardi, the manager of the surprising A's, Bob Geren, and Baltimore's Buck Showalter in the AL. Cincinnati's Dusty Baker and San Francisco's Bruce Bochy are highly thought of in the NL.
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