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2009-10 Baseball Offseason Calendar

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Note: This is an older file - for the calendar after the 2010 season and leading to 2011, go to the 2010-2011 Offseason Calendar.

A timeline of events leading into the 2010 baseball season:

  • First 15 days after World Series ends: Free agent filing period.
  • Nov. 9-11: General managers meetings, Chicago.
  • Monday, Nov. 16: AL and NL Rookies of the Year announced
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17: AL Cy Young Award announced
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18: AL and NL Manager of the Year awarded
  • Thursday, Nov. 19: NL Cy Young Award announced
  • Monday, Nov. 23: AL Most Valuable Player announced
  • Tuesday, Nov. 24: NL Most Valuable Player announced
  • Nov. 30-Dec. 4: Major League Baseball Players Association executive board meeting, Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Dec. 1: Last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to their former players who became free agents.
  • Dec. 7: Last day for free agents offered salary arbitration to accept offers.
  • Dec. 7-10: Winter meetings, Indianapolis.
  • Dec. 12: Last day for teams to offer 2010 contracts to unsigned players. 2010
  • Jan 5-15: Salary arbitration filing.
  • Jan. 6: Hall of Fame voting announced from Baseball Writers Association.
  • Jan. 19: Exchange of salary arbitration figures.
  • Feb. 1-21: Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Feb. 18: Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players.
  • Feb. 23: Voluntary reporting date for other players.
  • March 2: Mandatory reporting date.
  • March 2-11: Teams can renew contracts of unsigned players.
  • March 17: Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days.
  • March 31: Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2008 salary.
  • April 4: Opening day, active rosters reduced to 25 players.
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