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Monday Rockpile: With December only a day away, players and teams ready for a busy month

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Hot stove set to serve second course | News
This article provides an overview of what to expect in December.




MLB Important Dates | Schedule

Dec. 1, 2009
Last date for former Club to offer salary arbitration to receive compensation.

Dec. 7, 2009
• Last day for free agents offered salary arbitration to accept the offers.
• Hall of Fame Veterans Committee voting announced, Indianapolis

Dec. 7-10, 2009
Winter Meetings, Indianapolis

Dec. 10, 2009
Major League Rule 5 Draft -- Winter Meetings, Indianapolis

Dec. 12, 2009
Last day for teams to tender 2010 contracts to unsigned players

Photography: Colorado Rockies Game
There are photos taken during a September game against the Cardinals. Any guesses as to which game they are from, because I haven't figured it out yet.

Box Score Haiku
How do you follow the Rockies in haiku? Visit this site and you can relive the season in that form.

GM: Johnson will be back in 2010 | News
Despite earlier reports that he would be traded during the offseason, Josh Johnson will be with the Marlins for at least the 2010 season.

SoftBank Moves on from Contreras " NPB Tracker
Jose Contreras will not join SoftBank in Japan due to roster space and without having a clear role for him.

Twitter / Jason Grilli: Longest drum roll ever.... ...

Longest drum roll ever.....I know. If it were up to me I would tell ya. Don't want to be banned from Twitter like the NFL players do. Haha

Isn't the suspense just killing you? Don't you want to know where Jason Grilli is going to wind up?