The 2021 World Series is on the books, with the Atlanta Braves triumphing over the Houston Astros in six games. Now it’s the 2021-2022 MLB offseason for all 30 teams, with trades to be made, extensions to consider, and free agency decisions charting the course of the players and teams looming. Some of the biggest names in the sport will be wearing different jerseys at the end of March 2022.

What must each team do to win a World Series? How do the available free agents stack up? Which teams are on the cusp of successful trades? We have all the latest news, rumors and analysis here.

Key links: Notes and Analysis for Signatures and Major Free Agent Exchanges | Full Free Agent Tracker

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Power rankings far too early in 2022

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Key dates to know

November 7: Deadline for teams to submit qualifying offers to eligible free agents.
November 7: start of free agency (first day free agents can sign with any team).
November 9: General Manager meetings in Carlsbad, California.
November 17: Deadline for free agents to accept or reject eligible offers.
December 1: Deadline for non-call for tenders.
December 1: The collective agreement expires at 11:59 p.m. ET.
December 6-9: Winter meetings in Orlando, Florida.
January 14: deadline for teams / players eligible for arbitration to exchange their salaries.
January 31: Start of arbitration hearings.


Offseason questions for playoff teams (ESPN +)

National league

Will the Braves re-sign Freddie Freeman?

Which part of the Star Dodgers roster will return next season?

Is Kris Bryant returning to the Giants?

How can the Brewers make their attack worthy of October?

Are the Cardinals’ rotation cumulative for 2022?

American league

What’s next for the Astros after their World Series loss?

Should the Red Sox go for a big free agent signing?

Tony La Russa is he the good manager of the White Sox?

Do the Rays need another strong stick to win a title?

Should the Yankees leave Gary Sanchez?

Other teams

Question # 1 for every team that did not make the playoffs


Notable free agents

Javier Baez, SS, Mets
Kris Bryant, 3B, Giants
Nick Castellanos, RF, Reds
Michael Conforto, RF, Mets
Carlos Correa, SS, Astros
Freddie Freeman, 1B, Braves
Kevin Gausman, SP, Giants
Clayton Kershaw, SP, Dodgers
Starling Marte, CF, Athletics
Robbie Ray, SP, Blue Jays
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Yankees
Kyle Schwarber, OF / 1B, Red Sox
Max Scherzer, SP, Dodgers
Corey Seager, SS, Dodgers
Marcus Semien, SS / 2B, Blue Jays
Trevor Story, SS, Rockies
Marcus Stroman, SP, Mets