Important Dates in the MLB Offseason – Phillies Nation

Important Dates in the MLB Offseason

Just because the season is over, doesn’t mean there is not a lot going on in baseball.  The Phillies have made some moves with Cliff Lee and Pedro Feliz, among others, and there will be plenty more following these upcoming dates.  All the major individual awards will be announced by Thanksgiving.

Nov. 9-11, 2009
General Managers Meetings, Chicago

Nov. 10-11, 2009
AL, NL Gold Glove Award winners announced

Nov. 12, 2009
AL, NL Silver Slugger Award winners announced

Nov. 16, 2009
AL, NL Rookie of the Year Award winners announced

Nov. 17, 2009
AL Cy Young Award winner announced

Nov. 18, 2009
AL, NL Manager of the Year Award winners announced

Nov. 18-19, 2009
Owners Meetings, Chicago

Nov. 19, 2009
NL Cy Young Award winner announced

Nov. 20, 2009
Reserve lists for all Major and Minor League levels filed

Nov. 23, 2009
AL MVP Award winner announced

Nov. 24, 2009
NL MVP Award winner announced

Nov. 30, 2009
Players union executive board annual meeting, Scottsdale, Ariz

Dec. 1, 2009
Last date for former Club to offer salary arbitration to receive compensation

Dec. 7-10, 2009
Winter Meetings, Indianapolis

Dec. 10, 2009
Major League Rule 5 Draft — Winter Meetings, Indianapolis

Dec. 12, 2009
Tender deadline



  1. pb

    November 11, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    What day does free agency officially begin?

  2. MRH

    November 11, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    I think that Nov. 20th is the day when teams can begin signing free agents that were not previously on their own team.

  3. Georgie

    November 11, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    When does the off-season officially end, and baseball starts again? I miss my Phillies!

  4. Manny

    November 11, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Just got an email from the phillies saying that Shane and Jimmy won Gold glove awards! Awesome!!

  5. Matt

    November 11, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I didn’t know there were winter meetings in Indianapolis…I might have to go hang out downtown and try to find Ruben Amaro Jr., maybe bake him a cake or something to thank him for Cliff P. Lee.

  6. The Original Chuck P

    November 11, 2009 at 4:38 pm



  7. Steve-o

    November 11, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Dear Ruben.
    Thank you,


  8. MLB News

    March 14, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Nice to know! Sport news

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