The MLB offseason hit full stride with the wave of megadeals signed by top free agents Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon. What's next? Will big names like Mookie Betts, Francisco Lindor and Kris Bryant be traded before spring training arrives? And what other surprising blockbusters will have us all talking this winter?
Below are some key dates to be aware of, as well as coverage of all the big offseason moves and the questions ahead. And check back all offseason for the latest news and updates on the MLB Hot Stove.
• Passan: Breaking down which stars could actually get traded this winter
• Schoenfield: One blockbuster move for all 30 teams
• Schoenfield: Ten under-the-radar trade candidates
• Passan: 20 big questions as offseason begins
• Hot Stove survey: MLB GMs, insiders weigh in on Mookie, more
• Keith Law's top 50 free agents
Team-by-team offseason previews: NL East | NL Central | NL West | AL East | AL Central | AL West
The big splashes
Yankees ink Gerrit Cole to record $324m deal
• Doolittle: What risk? With Gerrit Cole, Yankees are team to beat
• Law: Yankees get their man, but nine years is a looooong time
•Olney: Cashman wins the winter
• Schoenfield: The history of highest-paid pitchers
Angels sign Anthony Rendon
• Gonzalez: Angels' quest to win now begins with Rendon
• Law: Rendon a great consolation prize for Angels
Gonzalez: Rendon gives Angels much-needed, difference-making player
Alden Gonzalez explains how the Angels agreed on a deal with Anthony Rendon and what he brings to their team.
Nationals hang on to Stephen Strasburg
•Strasburg stays put with $245 million deal
• Olney: How next dominoes will fall
Analysis of other hot stove moves
•Roundtable: Takeaways from wild winter meetings
• Law: Mazara, Roark could benefit from fresh starts
• Law: Phillies bank on bounce back with Gregorius
• Law: Reds overpay Moustakas in bid to move up in NL Central
• Law: Urias-Grisham trade could be win-win for Padres, Brewers
• Doolittle: How Grandal signing puts rest of AL Central on notice
• Law: White Sox take step forward by signing Grandal
Key offseason dates
Jan. 10, 2020: Players and teams exchange salary arbitration figures.
Jan. 22: BBWAA Hall of Fame voting results announced.
Feb. 3-21: Arbitration hearings.
Feb. 12: Pitchers and catchers report
Offseason questions, issues
• Five offseason questions for the Nationals after World Series win
• Five offseason questions for the Astros after World Series loss
• Where will Rendon, Cole sign after World Series? Rating all 30 teams as suitors
• Five offseason questions for the Yankees
• Five offseason questions for the Cardinals
• Five offseason questions for the Dodgers
• Olney: Dodgers must get their priorities in order
• What's next for Braves, Dodgers, Twins and Rays after losing in LDS
• MLB manager watch: Who's in and who's out