Important Dates for the 2020 Offseason
Image courtesy of © Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY SportsBelow you will see the list of important offseason dates and a short summary of how the date impacts the Twins.
Nov. 4 - Award Finalists Announced
Rocco Baldelli was announced as a finalist for the American League Manager of the Year.
Nov. 5 - Qualifying Offer Deadline
This year the league-wide qualifying offer was determined to be $17.8 million over one year, which is determined by taking the “mean salary of MLB’s 125 highest-paid players,” per MLB.com. On Monday the Twins extended a qualifying offer to RHP Jake Odorizzi. He’ll have 10 days to make a decision to accept or enter free agency. If he declines, the Twins could be compensated with a draft pick if he signs prior to the 2020 MLB Draft.
Nov. 11 thru Nov. 14 - General Manager (GM) Meetings
Among other topics, this is where trade talks can start and you could start hearing rumors about possible deals.
Nov. 12 - Managers of the Year Announced
Rocco will look to become the fourth Manger of the Year in franchise history. The Twins would become the first franchise to win three MoY awards in a 10 season period. Not to mention with three different managers.
Nov. 14 - Qualifying Offers Accepted or Rejected
Here is a list of all the qualifying offers around the league, some of which have been mentioned as free agent targets for the Twins: Jose Abreu, Madison Bumgarner, Gerrit Cole, Josh Donaldson, Jake Odorizzi, Marcell Ozuna, Anthony Rendon, Will Smith, Stephen Strasburg, and Zack Wheeler.
Nov. 19 thru Nov. 21 - Owners Meetings
Owners meet to talk about the “business” side of MLB (TV deals, rule changes, etc.).
Dec. 2 - Non-tender Deadline
MLB Trade Rumors is a great resource for various projections and, well, rumors. Here is their take on our arbitration eligible players:
Dec. 9 thru Dec. 12 - Winter Meetings
This is where trade talks can really heat up and even happen, as well as many other things.
Dec. 12 - Rule 5 Draft
Seth Stohs wrote a good article on the Rule 5 draft for the Twins.
Jan. 10 - Arbitration Figures Exchanged
Jan. 24 thru Jan. 25 - Twins Fest
Tickets go on sale on Dec. 11. Notice that they it’s only a two day event this year.
Jan. 25 - Twins Daily Winter Meltdown
Mark your calendar!!
Feb. 12 - Pitchers and Catcher Report
It may be a long time until baseball season, but we'll definitely have a lot to pay attention to over the next 99 days.
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