Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve posted an Important Dates section in the weekly discussion article.  This week, different dates were posted for some of the upcoming events.

With the end of the world series on Saturday, some became firm.  Others were revealed as different from past CBAs.

  • November 6, 2022: Trading resumes and free agency begins with a 5-day quiet period when they can only negotiate with their former teams the day after the World Series ends.
    • RHPs Corey Knebel, Noah Syndergaard, David Robertson, Kyle Gibson, Chris Devenski, and LHP Brad Hand wasted no time and elected free agency.
    • The next day, the Phillies exercised their option on RHP Aaron Nola, declined their option on 2B Jean Segura, and RHP Zach Eflin has declined his side of a mutual option.
  • November 7-10, 2022: GM Meetings in Las Vegas
  • November 10, 2022: Free agency officially starts with no restrictions.  Also, the deadline for options and the deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents.
    • The Phillies have no QO candidates and their options have already been handled.
  • November 15, 2022: Deadline to submit 40-man rosters before Rule 5 Draft.
    • This is a new date.  In previous CBAs, the deadline was November 20th.
  • November 18, 2022: Non-tender Deadline – The last day for teams to offer 2023 contracts to arb eligible players.  Non-tendered players become free agents.
    • This is a new date.  In previous CBAs, the deadline was December 2nd.
  • November 20, 2022: Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers.
    • This has no direct effect on the Phillies until they sign a free agent with a QO attached..
  • December 4-7, 2022: The 2022 Baseball Winter Meetings will take place in San Diego.
    • December 7, 2022: Rule 5 Draft
    • New dates.  Originally reported as December 4-11 with the draft on the 11th.
  • December 15, 2022: Close of the 2021-2022 international signing period.
  • January 13, 2023: Deadline for teams and players to submit salary figures for arbitration.
    • Definite date.  I didn’t have a firm date earlier.
  • January 15, 2023: Opening of the 2022-2023 international signing period.
  • February 25, 2023: Phillies First Spring Training Game (split squad)
  • March 30, 2023: Season Opener at Texas Rangers
  • April 6, 2023: Home Opener v. Cincinnati Reds
  • July 2023: Rule 4 Amateur Draft
  • December 15, 2023: Close of the 2022-2023 international signing period.

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