With Thursday night's memorable Game 7 of the World Series in the books, the Detroit Tigers and team president Al Avila (pictured) can now begin their much-publicized plans to trim payroll over the next 12-16 months.

First, the Tigers have three free agents to decide whether or not to bring back:  catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and infielders Erick Aybar and Casey McGehee.

And they also have until Monday to decide to re-sign outfielder Cameron Maybin and relief pitcher Francisco Rodruiguez.  The Tigers have team options on them for the 2017 season.

Here's a list of important dates in the 2016-17 offseason:  http://bit.ly/2fiys6z