October 29, 2007

And They're Off!

The Red Sox finished a four-game sweep of the World Series last night, and with the finish of the baseball season, the off-season is officially underway.

The Twins have a very important and busy off-season ahead of them, including these key dates.

4th Day after World Series
Last date to request waivers on draft-excluded players until 25 days prior to the opening of the following season.

16th Day after World Series
First day free agents may negotiate and sign with a team other than their former club

Nov. 20, 2007
Day to file reserve lists for all Minor League levels and Major Leagues

Dec. 1, 2007
Last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to ranked free agents in order to be eligible for compensation

Dec. 6, 2007
Major League Rule 5 Draft

Dec. 7, 2007
Player deadline to accept salary arbitration

Dec. 12, 2007
Last date to tender contracts