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With the MLB offseason now upon us, a quick look at important dates pertaining to the business of baseball over the next few months.


November 6th: The offseason begins as players can file for free agency, option decision making begins, and the trade market re-open. Free Agents are not yet allowed to negotiate with other teams.


November 10th: The 2022-23 league year officially begins, including negotiations for all free agents. All option decisions for the 2023 season are due by today. It’s also the deadline for teams to place a qualifying offer on outgoing free agents (valued at $19.65M for 2023).


November 15th: Teams must set their offseason 40 man rosters by today, ahead of the December 7th Rule 5 Draft.


November 18th: The deadline for teams to non-tender pending arbitration-eligible players. 


November 20th: The deadline for players to accept or decline a qualifying offer that has been placed on them.


December 7th: The Rule 5 Draft

January 13th: The deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to submit their offers for 2023 salary.


January 15th: The international signing window opens.