Welcome to the 2022-23 MLB Hot Stove season. Beginning today, teams are able to have conversations with free agents who finished the season with other teams. Contract terms may not be discussed or agreements reached until Thursday, November 10 at 5:00 PM/Eastern.
Here are other key dates for the MLB offseason:
- Legal Tampering: November 6-10 at 5 PM/Eastern
- Free Agency Begins: November 10 at 5 PM/Eastern
- Option Period: November 6-November 10
- Qualifying Offers Period: November 6 – November 10
- 40-man Roster Deadline: November 15
- Non-tender deadline: November 18
- Qualifying Offer Acceptance Deadline: November 20
- MLB Winter Meetings: December 4 – December 7 in San Diego
- Rule 5 Draft: December 7
- Arbitration Deadline: January 13, 2023
- International Signing Period Opens: January 15, 2023
- Spring Training Games Begin: February 24, 2023
- World Baseball Classic: March 8 – March 22, 2023
There will be a flurry of activity from the Phillies and all Major League teams over the next 5-days.
They don’t call it the hot stove for nothin’.