MLB Important Dates

>> Monday, August 2, 2010

The Major League Baseball non-waiver deadline is July 31. After the All-Star break, teams will determine whether or not they are in position to contend for the post-season. Because of free agency and the lack of a salary cap in baseball, players in the final year of their contract are often put on the "trading block" by many of the non-playoff contending teams. Smaller market teams will not — or cannot afford to — pay their better veteran players high salaries, so they will attempt to trade them to a post-season contender, in exchange for some minor-league prospects or other players who might be able to help them in the future.

The MLB waiver deadline is August 31. There is much less activity between July 31 and August 31 because players must clear waivers.

Aug. 16, 2010

Last day to sign selections from 2010 First-Year Player Draft who have not exhausted college eligibility.

Aug. 31, 2010

Postseason eligibility lists are established.

Sept. 1, 2010

Active player limit expands from 25 to 40 players.

October 2010

Postseason begins, dates TBD.

November 2010

Free agent filing period, first 15 days after World Series ends.

Dec. 6-9, 2010

Winter Meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Dec. 12, 2010

Last day for teams to tender 2011 contracts to unsigned players.

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