A few key dates to keep in mind . . .
Nov. 3: Free agent exclusivity ends.
Nov. 15-16: GM meetings in Milwaukee
Nov. 16-17: Owners meetings in Milwaukee
Nov. 23: Deadline for teams to offer their free agents arbitration
Dec. 5-8: Winter meetings in Dallas
Dec. 7: Last day for free agents to accept arbitration offers from their teams
Dec. 12: Final day to offer contracts to unsigned players (non-tender date)
Jan. 5-15: Salary arbitration filing
Jan. 18: Salary arbitration figures exchanged
Feb. 1: Start of arbitration hearings in St. Petersburg, Fla.
BBWAA awards schedule
Nov. 14: AL and NL Rookie of the Year awards announced
Nov. 15: AL Cy Young Award announced
Nov. 16: AL and NL Manager of the Year awards announced
Nov. 17: NL Cy Young Award announced
Nov. 21: AL MVP announced
Nov. 22: NL MVP announced