Well now that the World Series is over thus officially ending the 2010 baseball season, the 2010/2011 MLB offseason is officially underway. So what a better way to kick it off by starting a thread to dicussion any free agent rumors/signings and trades. Here's a look at the some important upcoming dates: 11/4- Deadline for teams/players to decide whether to accept/reject options 11/7- Exclusive negotiating rights ends at midnight, making free agents able to sign with any team 11/16 & 11/17- GM Meetings 11/17- Owners Meetings 11/23- Last day for teams to offer arbitration to free agents in order to get draft pick(s) if the free agent leaves for another team 11/30- Last day for players to accept arbitration salary offers 12/2- Last day for teams to tender contracts to players for the 2011 season 12/6-12/9 Winter Meetings 1/5-1/15- Salary arbitration filing periods 1/18- Arbitration figures exchanged 2/1-2/21- Arbitration hearings 2/13- Voluntary Spring Training report date for pitchers and catchers 2/18- Voluntary Spring Training report date for non-pitchers 3/1- Mandatory report date for all players 3/31- OPENING DAY Here's a full list of the MLB calendar: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/schedule/important_dates.jsp?tcid=mm_mlb_schedule Here are some links to refer to from mlbtradeumors.com which is a great site: Free Agents: http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/09/2011-mlb-free-agents.html Free Agent Rankings (whether a player is Type A or Type B): http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/10/official-elias-rankings.html Non-Tender Candidates: http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/11/non-tender-candidates.html Arbitration Eligible Players: http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/10/arbitration-eligibles-series.html So everyone is welcome to post and discuss what's going on. Whether it's rumors, news or predictions on who goes where. I'm sure like always it's going to be an interesting winter. So enjoy and let the countdown to the 2011 MLB season officially begin!