Taking a quick look ahead at some dates of note on the Red Sox and MLB calendar this offseason and into the 2010 season. We’ll keep this list updated with confirmed dates and award results when they become available.
Oct. 15 — NLCS begins, Dodgers vs. Phillies, 8:07 p.m.
Oct. 16 — ALCS begins, Yankees vs. Angels, 7:57 p.m.
Oct. 28 — World Series begins, city of American League champion
Nov. 1 — Hank Aaron Award winners announced: Derek Jeter, Yankees; Albert Pujols, Cardinals
Nov. 5-19 —Free agent filing period: first 15 days after World Series ends
Nov. 9-11 — General managers meetings, Chicago
Nov. 10 — AL Gold Glove Award winners announced: 1B, Mark Teixeira; 2B Placido Polanco, Tigers; 3B Evan Longoria, Rays; SS Derek Jeter, Yankees; OF Adam Jones, Orioles; OF Torii Hunter, Angles; OF Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners; C Joe Mauer, Twins; P Mark Buehrle, White Sox
Nov. 11 — NL Gold Glove Award winners announced: 1B Adrian Gonzalez, Padres; 2B Orlando Hudson, Dodgers; 3B Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals; SS Jimmy Rollins, Phillies; OF Matt Kemp, Dodgers; OF Michael Bourn, Astros; OF Shane Victorino, Phillies; C Yadier Molina, Cardinals; P Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
Nov. 12 — AL and NL Silver Slugger award winners announced: 1B Mark Teixeira, New York, 2B Aaron Hill, Toronto, 3B Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay, SS Derek Jeter, New York, OF Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle, OF Jason Bay, Boston, OF Torii Hunter, Los Angeles, C Joe Mauer, Minnesota, DH Adam Lind, Toronto
Nov. 16 — AL and NL Rookie of the Year award winners announced: AL Reliever, Andrew Bailey, Athletics; NL OF Chris Coghlan, Marlins
Nov. 17 — AL Cy Young award winner announced: SP Zack Greinke, Royals
Nov. 18 — AL and NL Manager of the Year award winners announced: AL Mike Scioscia, Angels; NL Jim Tracy, Rockies
Nov. 18-19 — Owners meetings, Chicago
Nov. 19 — NL Cy Young award winner announced: SP Tim Lincecum, Giants
Nov. 20 — The first day teams can sign any free agent
Nov. 20 — Day to file reserve lists for all minor league levels and major leagues
Nov. 23-Dec. 4 — AL Most Valuable Player award winner announced: C Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins
Nov. 24 — NL Most Valuable Player award winner announced: 1B Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
Nov. 30 — Players Association executive board meeting, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Dec. 1 — Last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to their former players who became ranked free agents in order to be eligible for compensation
Dec. 5 — Red Sox spring training games at City of Palms Park go on sale
Dec. 7-10 — Baseball winter meetings, Indianapolis
Dec. 7 — Last day for free agents to accept an arbitration offer from former team
Dec. 7 — Hall of Fame Veterans Committee voting announced, Indianapolis: Manager Whitey Herzog and umpire Doug Harvey
Dec. 10 — Major League Rule 5 Draft — Winter Meetings, Indianapolis
Dec. 12 — Tender deadline: Last day for teams to offer 2010 contracts to unsigned players
Dec. 12 — Christmas at Fenway ticket event; select tickets and “Sox Pax” on sale
Jan 5-15 — Salary arbitration filing period
Jan. 6 — Hall of Fame BBWAA voting announced
Jan. 9 — The fifth annual Hot Stove Cool Music roundtable at Fenway Park’s State Street Pavilion: Theo Epstein, Peter Gammons, Terry Francona, Rays first baseman Carlos Pena, Mets General Manager Omar Minaya, and Reds Pitcher Bronson Arroyo
Jan. 9 — Hot Stove Cool Music concert at House of Blues in Boston: State Radio, Tinted Windows, The Low Anthem, Theo Epstein; the Hot Stove All-Stars featuring Peter Gammons, Buffalo Tom’s Bill Janovitz and Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo; Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Case, Letters To Cleo’s Kay Hanley, and special guest Emcee actor/comedian Mike O’Malley.
Jan. 13-14 — Owners meetings, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Jan. 14 — Boston Baseball Writers’ 71st Awards Dinner: Jonathan Papelbon, Red Sox Fireman of the Year; Daniel Bard, Red Sox rookie of the year; Nick Green, Jackie Jensen Award; Colorado Rockies’ Jim Tracy, Manager of the Year; Minnesota Twins Joe Mauer, Ted Williams Award
Jan. 19 — Exchange of salary arbitration figures
Jan. 30 — Tickets for the bulk of 2010 Red Sox home games go on sale
Feb. 1-21 — Salary arbitration hearings period, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Feb. 12 — Truck Day: Red Sox equipment truck will leave Fenway Park for arrival in Fort Myers, Fla.
Feb. 18 — Spring training: Reporting day for Red Sox pitchers and catchers; MLB voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players
Feb. 20 — Spring training: First workout for Red Sox pitchers and catchers
Feb. 22 — Spring training: Reporting day for Red Sox positional players
Feb. 23 — Spring training: MLB voluntary reporting date for other players
Feb. 24 — Spring training: First Red Sox full-squad workout
March 2 — Spring training: Mandatory reporting date for players
March 2-11 — Teams may renew contracts of unsigned players
March 3 — First Red Sox spring training game vs. Northeastern
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 2010 salary
April 3 — Last Red Sox spring training game vs. Nationals (Nationals Park)
April 4 — MLB Opening Night: Red Sox vs. Yankees at Fenway Park; active rosters reduced to 25 players
April 12 — Target Field opening: Twins vs. Red Sox
May 21 — Interleague play begins: Red Sox at Phillies
June 7-9 — First-Year Player draft, Secaucus, N.J.
June 18-20 — Dodgers visit Red Sox: Manny Ramirez return?