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MLB offseason schedule 2019-2020

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The conclusion of the World Series sets most of the offseason schedule in motion.

  • One day after World Series ends, eligible players can file for free agency.
  • The conclusion of the fall classic also starts the clock on a five-day “quiet period” where teams can negotiate exclusively with their own free agents, but are prohibited from signing anybody.
  • At the end of the quiet period, clubs must decide whether or not to extend one-year qualifying offers to their free agents. The qualifying offer was $17.9 million last year and will likely be around $18.4 million this offseason.
  • Also at the end of the five-day quiet period, clubs are faced with a deadline whether or not to pick up player options for the 2020 season. 
  • The day after the five-day quiet period, free agents are allowed to sign with any club, kicking off free agency in the traditional sense.

Nov. 3: Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners announced.

Nov. 4: Baseball Writers’ Association of America Awards Finalists announced. The top three finalists in each of the BBWAA's four major awards categories will be revealed on MLB Network.

Nov. 6: Wilson Defensive Players of the Year announced.

Nov. 7: Silver Slugger Awards announced.

Nov. 11-14: General Managers' meetings, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Nov. 11: Jackie Robinson Rookies of the Year announced.

Nov. 12: Managers of the Year announced.

Nov. 13: Cy Young Awards announced.

Nov. 14: MVP Awards announced.

Nov. 14: Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offer (15 days after World Series ends).

Nov. 18: Comeback Players of the Year announced.

Nov. 19: Designated Hitter of the Year announced.

Nov. 19-21: MLB Owners Meetings, Arlington, Texas.

Dec. 2: Non-tender deadline (last day for teams to offer 2020 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters). 

 

Dec. 8: Hall of Fame Modern Baseball committee vote announced, Las Vegas.

Dec. 9-12: MLB Winter Meetings, San Diego.

Dec. 12: Rule 5 Draft. Teams can choose non-exempt players from other clubs' minor league systems, but those players must remain on the selecting team's 25-man roster for the duration of the season, or be offered back to their original club.

Jan. 10, 2020: Players and teams exchange salary Arbitration figures.

Feb. 3-21: Arbitration hearings, Phoenix.

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4 hours ago, brdu4 said:

At the end of the quiet period, clubs must decide whether or not to extend one-year qualifying offers to their free agents. The qualifying offer was $17.9 million last year and will likely be around $18.4 million this offseason.

The QO this year will be $17.8M, down $100K from last year. This is the first time the QO has dropped. 

It's based on the average of the top 125 major league contracts this year, and the drop reflects recent contract trends.

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Braves first priority will be re-signing Josh Donaldson (as it has been stated by pretty much every Braves writer lol).

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