Red Sox Nation Eagerly Anticipating Important Offseason Dates

For Red Sox Nation, the 2010 MLB postseason hasn't offered much excitement. The upcoming offseason, however — that's a different story.

The hot stove is going to be scorching hot this winter as the club is looking to fill a few big holes. After a rather disappointing regular-season campaign, the Nation is begging for some exciting acquisitions and it all starts in November.

Check the list below for the important offseason dates leading up to first pitch of the 2011 season opener, according to MLB.com.

November 2010
Free agent filing period, first five days after World Series ends

Nov. 9, 2010
AL Rawlings Gold Glove Awards announced

Nov. 10, 2010
NL Rawlings Gold Glove Awards announced

Nov. 10, 2010
Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Awards announced

Nov. 15, 2010
AL, NL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards announced

Nov. 16, 2010
NL Cy Young award winner announced

Nov. 16, 2010
AL, NL Manager of the Year announced

Nov. 16-17, 2010
General Managers Meetings, Orlando, Fla.

Nov. 17-18, 2010
Owners Meetings, Orlando, Fla.

Nov. 18, 2010
AL Cy Young award winner announced

Nov. 22, 2010
NL Most Valuable Player announced

Nov. 23, 2010
AL Most Valuable Player announced

Nov. 23, 2010
Last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to free agents in order to preserve their right to draft-pick compensation

Nov. 30, 2010
Last day for free agents to accept salary-arbitration offers

Dec. 2, 2010
Last day for teams to tender 2011 contracts to players under reserve

Dec. 6-9, 2010
Winter Meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Jan. 5-15, 2011
Salary arbitration filing period

Jan. 18, 2011
Salary arbitration figures exchanged

Feb. 1-21, 2011
Salary arbitration hearings

Feb. 13, 2011
Voluntary Spring Training reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players

Feb. 18, 2011
Voluntary Spring Training reporting date for non-pitchers and catchers

March 1, 2011
Mandatory Spring Training reporting date for all players

March 2-11, 2011
Contracts of unsigned players may be renewed

March 28, 2011
Deadline to request unconditional release waivers without having to pay the player's full 2011 salary

March 31, 2011
Opening Day

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