I just realized whether the Nationals make it to the World Series (Like i know they will :wink: ) This season is almost over!! I have this was a great season!!! I LOVED IT!! It also dawned to me that this will be my first offseason EVER!! How will I survive that long without the Nats? I know most people here have offseason experience (and in othes such as Kenzafan WAY more experience :wink: ) So, I was wondering, how is it like? Are there a lot of trades and updates, and when does all that stuff start?
If the Nats don't make post season play, many fans will be starting to talk about possibilities during the playoffs and World Series. Once the WS is over, focus turns to which players will opt for free agency, and with some which will be non-tendered and making them also free agents, but non-tendered players comes later.
Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but players have 11 days from when the World Series is over to declare free agency. We'll hear talk of the date teams can negotiate with and sign free agents, then the meat hunt starts. From the first day teams are allowed to sign free agents, the fun starts.
There will be rumors galore leading up to and during the Winter Meetings in December. We'll hear rumors not just on a daily basis, but at times even hourly. As long as there is one quality free agent available, there will be rumors as to where that player will end up. It's almost a game trying to guess where each FA will go.
Most times and for most teams, the best part of the baseball season is the off-season, because there's more possibilities and action then during the regular season. Some fans live for the off-season, because its the time when all things are possible.