COLUMN: MLB All-Star a week of memories for some, what-ifs for St. Louis (7/13/23)It’s the moments of civic pride that make the MLB All-Star events so special, even when the rest of the sports’ All-Star Games are eroding. Miami Marlins fans got to not only feel good about the present but also the future too when their infield prospect Nasim Nunez was named 2023 Futures Game MVP on Saturday...
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St. Louis Cardinals
Jan. 24: Hall of Fame Baseball Writers' Association of America voting announced.
Jan. 30-Feb. 17: Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Feb. 8-10: Owners meeting, Palm Beach, Fla.
Feb. 13: Mandatory reporting date for pitchers and catchers participating in World Baseball Classic.
Feb. 15: Voluntary reporting date for other pitchers and catchers, and injured players.
Feb. 16: Mandatory reporting date for other players participating in World Baseball Classic.
Feb. 24: Exhibition games start.
Feb. 25: Mandatory reporting date.
March 1-10: Period for renewing contracts of unsigned players on 40-man rosters.
March 8-21: World Baseball Classic.
March 30: Opening day, active rosters reduced to 26 players.
April 28-29: San Diego vs. San Francisco at Mexico City.
June 24-25: Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis at London.
July TBA: Amateur draft.
July 11: All-Star Game, Seattle.
July 31: Last day during the season to trade a player.
Aug. 1: Deadline for drafted players to sign, except for players who have exhausted college eligibility, 5 p.m. EDT.
Aug. 20: Philadelphia vs. Washington at Williamsport, Pa.
Oct. 1: Regular season ends.
November TBA: Last day for club to make a qualifying offer to an eligible former player who became a free agent, fifth day after World Series, 5 p.m. EST.
November TBA: Last day for player to accept a qualifying offer, 10th day after World Series, 5 p.m. EST.
Nov 7-9: General managers meetings, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Nov. 17: Last day for teams to offer 2024 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters.
Dec. 3: Hall of Fame Contemporary Baseball/Managers-Umpires-Executives Committee vote announced, Nashville, Tenn.
Dec. 4-7: Winter meetings, Nashville, Tenn.
Dec. 15: International signing period closes, 5 p.m. EST.