With the World Series coming to an end tonight, the 2010/2011 off-season officially begins tomorrow.  You can check out all of the important off-season dates on the Off-Season Calendar.  Here is a quick primer of all of the off-season topics:

40-Man Rosters

Teams must reinstate players from the 60-day disabled list by Sunday, getting their rosters down to 40-men.  The Pittsburgh Pirates currently have four players on the 60-day disabled list: Ross Ohlendorf, Jose Ascanio, Jeff Clement, and Steve Pearce.  They will need to clear roster spots for any of those players they wish to retain.

November 19th marks the deadline for teams to set their 40-man rosters for the 2010 Rule 5 draft.  The Pirates have several prospects who need to be protected for the first time this year, detailed ...

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