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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Can Verlander go back-to-back?
The top pitchers in the American and National Leagues, as voted by the Baseball Writers Association of America, will be rewarded with the Cy Young award. Last year's winner, Detroit's Justin Verlander (pictured), Seattle's Felix Hernandez and Tampa Bay's David Price are expected to battle for the award in the AL, while Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and Washington's Gio Gonzalez are the contenders in the NL.
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