November 17- Announcements of the 2003 BBWAA Awards: AL Most Valuable Player
November 18- Announcements of the 2003 BBWAA Awards: NL Most Valuable Player
November 20- Day to file reserve lists for all minor league levels and Major League
December 7- Last date for former club players who declared free agency under Art. XXB to offer salary arbitration. If club does not offer, then it loses all rights to negotiate with and sign the free agent until May 1st of the next season.
December 12- Baseball Winter Meetings, New Orleans, LA
December 15- Major League Rule 5 Draft, New Orleans, LA
December 19- Last date for player, who declared free agency under Art. XXB, to accept an arbitration offer of former club. If player rejects offer to go to arbitration, his former club may still negotiate with and sign him until January 8th of next season.
December 20- Last date to tender contracts.