Aug. 14-16 - Owners meeting, Toronto.
Aug. 15 - Last day for amateur draft picks to agree to contracts.
Sept. 1 - Active rosters expand to 40 players.
Oct. 3 - Playoffs begin.
Oct. 11 - League championship series begin.
Oct. 24 - World Series begins.
October/November - Free agent filing period, first 15 days after World Series ends.
Nov. 5-8 - General managers' meetings, Orlando, Fla.
Dec. 1 - Last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to their former players who became free agents.
Dec. 3-6 - Winter meetings, Nashville, Tenn.
Dec. 7 - Last day for free agents offered salary arbitration to accept the offers.
Dec. 12 - Last day for teams to offer 2008 contracts to unsigned players.

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