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Is it time to push back trading deadline?

A dozen GMs weigh in on possible change to system and, naturally, they don't all agree

Originally Published: September 2, 2010
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Here's an idea whose time needs to come:

Move back the trading deadline.

Move it back to Aug. 31. We'd even settle for Aug. 15. But after watching August's waiver insanity unfold, we're not sure what this convoluted waiver system accomplishes.

"You've got teams out there blocking 15 to 25 guys from moving [in August] with a stroke of the keyboard," said Astros GM Ed Wade. "There's got to be a better way."

No kidding. And a lot of people in baseball agree. So why, ...

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