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Kurkjian: Cole to Yankees makes them the best team in baseball (0:44)

Tim Kurkjian says the Yankees' acquisition of Gerrit Cole makes them not only the best team in the American League but also the best team in baseball. (0:44)

The MLB offseason hit full stride with the wave of megadeals signed by top free agents Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon, then hit another level with the blockbuster deal that sent Mookie Betts to the Dodgers. Will trades for Francisco Lindor, Nolan Arenado and Kris follow?

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.

Key links

Passan: 20 looming questions entering 2020

Schoenfield: Player most likely to be traded in 2020 for every team

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

Dodgers swing deal for Mookie Betts with Red Sox

Doolittle: Why the Dodgers now have baseball's best lineup

Gonzalez: L.A. starts new chapter with Mookie Betts trade

Olney: What's next for Red Sox after trading Betts, Price

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

Nationals hang on to Stephen Strasburg

Strasburg stays put with $245 million deal

Olney: How next dominoes will fall

Rangers get Corey Kluber from Indians

Schoenfield: Kluber worth risk as Rangers upgrade rotation

Law: Indians' light return makes deal a salary dump

Analysis of other hot stove moves

What adding Josh Donaldson means to the Twins

Schoenfield: Martinez-Liberatore swap win-win for Rays, Cards

Breaking down deals you may have missed over the holidays

Law: Landing MadBum a surprising score for D-backs

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

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