Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dates To Look Forward To

My friend and Mighty Quinn Media Machine reader Don sent me the Boston Globe's Baseball Calendar for the rest of 2009 and 2010. So here's a few things to look forward to as the weather turns colder.

October 2009
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
Oct. TBA — Hank Aaron Award winners announced

November 2009
Free agent filing period: first 15 days after World Series ends
Nov. 9-11 — General managers meetings, Chicago
Nov. TBA — NL Gold Glove Award winners announced
Nov. TBA — AL Gold Glove Award winners announced
Nov. TBA — Red Sox Hall of Fame Induction Gala
Nov. TBA — AL and NL Rookie of the Year award winners announced
Nov. TBA — NL Cy Young award winner announced
Nov. TBA — AL and NL Manager of the Year award winners announced
Nov. TBA — Louisville Slugger "Silver Slugger" award winners announced
Nov. TBA — AL Cy Young award winner announced
Nov. TBA — The first day teams can sign any free agent
Nov. TBA — NL Most Valuable Player award winner announced
Nov. TBA — AL Most Valuable Player award winner announced
Nov. 20 — Day to file reserve lists for all minor league levels and major leagues
Nov. 30 — Players Association executive board meeting, Scottsdale, Ariz.

December 2009
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. TBA — Tickets for early-season Red Sox games go on sale
Dec. TBA — Hall of Fame candidates announced
Dec. 7-10 — Baseball winter meetings, Indianapolis
Dec. TBA — Red Sox spring training games at City of Palms Park go on sale
Dec. TBA — Last day for free agents to accept an arbitration offer from former team
Dec. TBA — Hall of Fame Veterans Committee voting announced
Dec. 10 — Major League Rule 5 Draft -- Winter Meetings, Indianapolis
Dec. 12 — Last day for teams to offer 2010 contracts to unsigned players
Dec. TBA — Christmas at Fenway; select tickets on sale

January 2010
Jan 5-15 — Salary arbitration filing period
Jan. 6 — Hall of Fame BBWAA voting announced
Jan. TBA — Boston Baseball Writers' 71st Awards Dinner
Jan. TBA — The fifth annual Hot Stove Cool Music roundtable
Jan. TBA — Hot Stove Cool Music concert
Jan. TBA — Owners' meetings
Jan. 19 — Exchange of salary arbitration figures
Jan. TBA — Tickets for the bulk of 2010 Red Sox home games go on sale

February 2010
Feb. TBA — Truck Day: Red Sox equipment truck will leave Fenway Park for arrival in Fort Myers, Fla.
Feb. 1-21 — Salary arbitration hearings period, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Feb. 18 — Spring training: MLB voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players
Feb. 23 — Spring training: MLB voluntary reporting date for other players
Feb. TBA — Spring training: Reporting day for Red Sox pitchers and catchers
Feb. TBA — Spring training: First workout for Red Sox pitchers and catchers
Feb. TBA — Spring training: Reporting day for Red Sox positional players
Feb. TBA — Spring training: First Red Sox full-squad workout
Feb. TBA — Mandatory reporting date for players
Feb. TBA — Red Sox spring training games begin

March 2010
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
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 2010
April 3 — Last Red Sox spring training game
April 4 — MLB Opening Night: Teams TBA; active rosters reduced to 25 players
April 5 — Opening Day: Red Sox vs. Yankees at Fenway Park
April 12 — Target Field opening: Twins vs. Red Sox

May 2010
May 21 — Interleague play begins: Red Sox at Phillies

June 2010
June 7-9 — First-Year Player draft, Secaucus, N.J.
June 18-20 — Dodgers visit Red Sox: Manny Ramirez return?

July 2010
July 13 — 81st MLB All-Star game, Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif.
July 25 — Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y.
July 31 — Trade deadline: Last day to trade a player without securing waivers

August 2010
Aug. 15 — Last day to sign selections from 2010 amateur draft who have not exhausted college eligibility

September 2010
Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players

October 2010
Oct. 3 — Last game of regular season: Red Sox vs. Yankees at Fenway Park

November 2010
Free agent filing period: first 15 days after World Series ends

December 2010
Dec. 4-7 — Baseball winter meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Dec. 12 — Last day for teams to offer 2011 contracts to unsigned players

2 comments:

Rick said...

I figure once we get past the Super Bowl I can get in baseball mode. I miss it already (my season is obviously over)

The Omnipotent Q said...

I feel the same way, Rick. The itch for next season will begin when the NFL crowns a new champion.