With the World Series coming to an end last night, the 2012/2013 off-season officially begins today.  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 no later than five days after the end of the World Series, getting their rosters down to 40-men.  The deadline this year is on Friday.  The Pittsburgh Pirates currently have one player on the 60-day disabled list: Charlie Morton.  They will need to clear roster spots for any of those players they wish to retain.

Teams must also make decisions on option years no later than 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday night.  The Pirates have options on Rod Barajas and Pedro Alvarez. Barajas has a $3.5 M option with no buyout. Alvarez has a $700,000 option, which was part o...

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