Here’s a breakdown for MLB’s Baseball Calendar up to the Hot Stove League.
Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players.
Oct. 6 — Playoffs begin.
Oct. 27 — World Series begins in the city of the National League Champion.
Nov. — Free agent filing period, first 15 days after World Series ends.
Dec. 1 — Last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to their former players who became free agents.
Dec. 7 — Last day for free agents offered salary arbitration to accept offers.
Dec. 6-9 — Winter Meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Dec. 12 — Last day for teams to offer 2011 contracts to unsigned players.
Until then, see ya at the park.