Hot Stove Schedule

Major League Baseball

mlbThe Hot Stove season is in full gear, but it can get a little confusing with trades and meetings and arbitration with that in mind, I’ve included the important dates from this offseason for you to mark in you calendar. This schedule was compiled using ESPN.com and MLB.com.

  • End of World Series — Free Agent Period Began
  • Nov. 9-11 — General Manager Meetings in Chicago
  • Nov. 20 — Last day to file for free agency, free agents can no negotiate with other teams.
  • Dec. 1 — Last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to former players who filed for free agency
  • Dec. 7 — Last day for free agents to accept salary arbitration
  • Dec. 7-10 — Winter Meetings Indianapolis
  • Dec. 12 — Last day for teams to offer 2010 contracts to arbitration eligible players
  • Jan 5-15 — Salary Arbitration filing period
  • April 4 — Opening Day

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