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    Move Trading Deadline Back

    C.Trent suggested moving the trade deadline back to August 15, giving teams two more weeks to evaluate their playoff chances. He's not the first to have this idea.

    This year, I think it would help the Reds. They aren't playing well but are only 5 games out, and the Brewers, Cards and Pirates aren't looking real good right now either. In two weeks, the picture will be much clearer, and they would know more definitely if they should be buyers or sellers. Because it's so unclear now, they probably won't do anything.

    Any opinions?
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    Re: Move Trading Deadline Back

    Trading deadline use to be June 15. Could you imagine that now? They should move it back to August 31. Get rid of the waiver deals that are in place now for the months of August and September. The way they have it now doesn't make too much sense to me.
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    Re: Move Trading Deadline Back

    Move it back to Dec. 31 so all other teams will be on the Reds schedule.


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    Re: Move Trading Deadline Back

    I guess I have the opposite opinion.. If anything, July 31 is too late.
    Most deadline deals are done in the last day (a couple on the day before the last day).
    Give GMs another 2 weeks to hold out, and you'll see even fewer trades, because they will continue to hold out for max value and the receiving team that gets the rental gets him for less time.

    The waiver trade system as it is now allows for a little bit of action in August, which helps keep things interesting.

    I'd rather move the trade deadline to July 15 or July 1.. make teams decide if they are going for it or not a bit earliier.
    Teams like the Reds and other marginal wildcard contenders might be more motivated to actually do something if the deadline was earlier. Heck, this year's Reds are a perfect example.
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    Re: Move Trading Deadline Back

    I wonder if they would consider making the deadline Thursday at 8pm after the All-Star game. This would move up the deadline by a couple of weeks and fill the void for the two days after the game. It would add buzz to the whole event and they could have a midsummer GM meeting at the game. It might "draw attention" away from the game but really i doubt it would have much of an negative effect. By having the Thursday 8PM deadline, it would allow for players to have time to get to their new team on time and players would not be scratched or absent leaving teams playing down a player or two in the days around the deadline.

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    Re: Move Trading Deadline Back

    I think it is just fine where it is. Extending it for what? You already know what you really have by now. The injuries to the Reds have clearly shown them what they have needed for a over a month.

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    Re: Move Trading Deadline Back

    Moving it back would make it worse by making "rentals" shorter. The expansion of the wildcard has killed the trade deadline and mostly trades in general.


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