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Key MLB Offseason Dates (GM Meetings! Arbitration!)

The Red Sox are most certainly not in the playoffs, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to look forward to this fall and winter: GM meetings are only five weeks away!

Here's a quick look at the key dates during the MLB offseason (via the Boston Globe):

Nov. TBA: Team and player options must be decided three days after the end of the World Series.

Nov TBA: Free agency starts five days after end of World Series

Nov. 16-17: GM meetings in Orlando, Fla.

Nov. 23: Final day to offer arbitration to former players who became free agents

Nov. 30: Final day for free agents to accept arbitration

Dec. 1: Last day to offer contracts to unsigned players (non-tender deadline)

Dec. 6-9: Winter meetings in Orlando, Fla.

Jan. 5-15: Salary arbitration filing

Jan. 18: Salary arbitration figures exchanged

Feb. 1: Start of arbitration hearings