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MLB 2012-13 Off season Key Dates
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?page=mlb_calendar
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red = estimated date
sources:
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/10/free-agency-period-will-begin-october-30th-1.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MlbTradeRumors+%28MLB+Trade+Rumors%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
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blue == known date
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/schedule/important_dates.jsp
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http://bbwaa.com/
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http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/MLB-offseason-important-dates-2012-to-2013-102812
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http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/10/offseason-calendar.html
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DateEventNats Specific Impact
URL if applicable
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Oct 19th, 2012MLB Comeback Players of the Year AL and NLAdam LaRoche possibly getting some votes?
http://www.todaysthv.com/sports/article/231215/338/Posey-Rodney-selected-as-Comeback-Players-of-the-Year
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Oct 23rd, 2012Sporting News Comeback Players of the Year AL and NLDunn, Posey winners
http://aol.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2012-10-23/nl-comeback-player-of-the-year-buster-posey-al-comeback-player-adam-dunn
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Oct 25th, 2012Fielding Bible Awards given
http://www.fieldingbible.com/
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Oct 28th, 2012Roberto Clemente Award givenZimmerman nominated
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/clayton-kershaw-wins-roberto-clemente-award--ndash--with-help-from-his-wife--ndash--for-charitable-work-in-africa-28311010.html
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Oct 28th, 2012Last actual day of 2012 World Series; official end of 2012 seasonn/a
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Oct 29th 2012Official start of FA period (12:01am the day after the last game of the WS)LaRoche, Jackson, Burnett, Gonzalez, Duke, DeRosa
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Oct 30th, 2012Rawlings AL & NL Gold Glove AnnouncementsDesmond, LaRoche are finalists
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121030&content_id=40129166&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb
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Nov 1st, 2012Team and player options must be decided three days after the end of the World Series. 10/31/11 at midnightLaRoche, Burnett have options from the Nats.
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Nov 2nd, 2012Clubs have to re-set their 40-man rosters, moving all 60-day DL players back to active.
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Nov 2nd, 20125pm: Deadline to make Qualifying offers for your own Fas (average of top 125 salaries or $13.3M for 2012). 5 days after end of WSNats likely to make Qos to both Jackson and LaRoche, neither of whom is likely to take the deal and thus guaranteeing the Nats draft pick compensation if we lose both guys.
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Nov 2nd, 2012HoF "Veterans Committee" releases ballot. Officially announced 12/3/12
http://baseballhall.org/2013-Pre-Integration-Ballot
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Nov 3rd, 20125 days after WS ends: Free agent filing period and exclusive negotiating window ends at 12:01 a.m. ET. Free agents can sign with any team.LaRoche, Jackson, Burnett, Gonzalez, Duke, DeRosa
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Nov 3rd, 2012Free Agency granted to all eligible Minor League free agents (5 days after the end of the WS). Eligibility done on service time; 6 years ML service for college draftees or 7 years ML service for HS draftees or free agents under the age of 18.See url for full list; notable names include Arneson, Pucetas, Severino, VanAllen
http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/2012/11/minor-league-free-agents-2012/
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Nov 4th, 2012Wilson Defensive Player of the Year awards, given by MLB to best defensive player on each club.Adam LaRoche wins the award for the Nationals.
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121105&content_id=40177856&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb
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Nov 5th, 2012MLBPA announces "Players Choice" awards: Player of the year, Comeback Player of the year, etcNo Nats awarded MLBPA's version of the BBWAA awards.
http://mlb.mlb.com/pa/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121106&content_id=40183980&vkey=mlbpa_news&fext=.jsp
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Nov 7th, 2012BBWAA Award Nominees announced on MLB networksGonzalez, Johnson, Johnson finalists
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121107&content_id=40192890&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb
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Nov 7-9, 2012GM Meetings, Palm Springs, California for 2012Rizzo may be laying groundwork for big FA signings.
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Nov 8th, 2012Sporting News Executive of the Year announcedBeane, Rizzo named 1/2 in MLB executives
http://aol.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2012-11-07/sporting-news-mlb-awards-billy-beane-executive-of-the-year-oakland-as-moneyball-
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Nov 8th, 2012Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger AwardsLaRoche, Desmond and Strasburg winners
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121108&content_id=40205602&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb
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Nov 9th, 201212 Days after WS ends: Players must accept or reject Qualifying OptionsLaRoche only Natioanls FA to get a QO.
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Nov 12th, 2012AL, NL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year AwardsHarper or Willey? We'll see if Harper's great finish gets him the award.
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Nov 13th, 2012AL and NL Manager of the YearJohnson should get the NL manager of the year for the Nats winning 17 more games than 2011.
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Nov 14th 2012AL and NL Cy YoungGio Gonzalez in the discussion but likely to lose out.
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Nov 14-15th, 2012Owners Meetings, Chicago for 2012
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Nov 15th 2012AL and NL Most Valuable PlayerNo real Nats MVP candidates; perhaps LaRoche gets some top 5 votes.
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Nov 15-18th, 2012WBC Qualifier #4, Taiwan (Chinese Taipei, New Zealand, Phillipenes, Thailand)
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Nov 15-19th, 2012WBC Qualifier #3, Panama City (Brazil, Columbia, Nicaragua, Panama)
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Nov 20th, 2012Day to file reserve lists for all Major and Minor League levels. In other words, Last day to add players to 40-man to protect them from the Rule5 DraftA host of rule-5 eligibles for Nats; Rosenbaum, Karns, Kobernus, Hood, etc.
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Nov 30th, 2012Midnight: Deadline for teams to Tender contracts to arbitration eligible players. If not tendered, those players immediately become free agents.Lannan, Gorzelanny, Flores possible non-tenders here.
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Dec 2nd, 2012 Last day for teams to offer 2013 contracts to unsigned players.
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Early December, 2012Last day to request outright waivers to assign player prior to Rule 5 Draft
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Dec 3rd-6th, 2012Winter Meetings, Nashville, TN for 2012
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Dec 3rd, 2012HoF "Veterans Committee" officially releases ballot that was made public 11/2/11.
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Early December, 2012Baseball America announces its Executives of the Year
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Dec 4th, 2012MLB Balloting results announced for Hall of Fame Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting
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Dec 4th, 2012MLB announces winners of 21 "GIBBY" awards (greatnest in Baseball yearly awards)Nats up for many of these awards
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/awards/y2012/gibbys/
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Dec 6th, 2012Rule 5 Draft. Occurs at Winter meetingsNats are likely to at least participate in the Rule5 draft, but their draft position leaves them picking last of the 30 teams. A utility infielder or a bullpen arm could be had here.
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Dec 31st, 2012Deadline for BBWAA ballots for HoF voting.
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Jan 9th, 2013Hall of Fame BBWAA voting announced; the HoF class of 2013.
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Jan 15, 2013Salary arbitration filing periodNats could have as many as 10 arbitration cases to settle.
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Jan 18th, 2013Salary arbitration figures exchanged
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Feb 1-21, 2013Salary arbitration hearings (actual hearing date per player picked at random), Phoenix AZ
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Feb 14th, 2013Voluntary Spring Training reportin date for Pitchers, Catchers, Injured players
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Feb 19th, 2013Voluntary Spring Training reporting date for non-pitchers and catchers
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Feb 26th, 2013Mandatory Spring Training reporting date for all players
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Mar 2-11th, 2013Contracts of unsigned players who are not yet eligible for Arbitration may be renewed
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Mar 2-5, 2013WBC First Round, Pool B in Taiwan (Korea, Netherlands, Australia, tbd)
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Mar 2-6, 2013WBC First Round, Pool A in Japan (Japan, Cuba, China, tba)
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Early March 2013First Spring Training Game for the Nats
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Mar 7th-10th, 2013WBC First Round, Pool C in Puerto Rico (Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, tba)
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Mar 7th-10th, 2013WBC First Round, Pool D in Phoenix (USA, Mexico, Italy, tbd)
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March 13th, 2013Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days.
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Mar 17th-19th, 2013WBC Championship round, San Francisco, CA
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March 27th, 2013Deadline to request unconditional release waivers without having to pay the player's full salary
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March 31st, 20132013 Season Opener; Opening Day 2013; active rosters must be reduced to 25 players and 40-man rosters must be established
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April 1st, 2013Traditional Opening Day (Cincinnati)Nats open at home to Miami
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/schedule/sortable.jsp?c_id=was&year=2013
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