Important Dates, Facts All MLB Fans Must Know Heading into Free Agency

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Important Dates, Facts All MLB Fans Must Know Heading into Free Agency
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Robinson Cano figures to score the largest contract of the offseason.

The MLB free-agency process can be confusing.

Eligible players immediately become free agents after the World Series, but they can't actually sign a new deal. Teams can receive compensation picks for lost free agents, but only under certain circumstances.

From comprehending qualifying offers and arbitration eligibility to predicting when the big stars will sign, there's a lot to take in as the Hot Stove League heats up.

Here's a quick guide to the important dates and facts all MLB fans must know going into free agency.

 

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