NEWARK, – Commissioner Rob Manfred thinks baseball may need to consider moving the trade deadline back so teams in the hunt for a wild card have more time to make decisions.
A second wild card in each league was added in 2012, keeping more teams in playoff contention long past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Manfred says teams may "want to wait a little longer" to evaluate their roster needs.
However, Manfred also says Wednesday they want teams whose cores have been together in the postseason, so "you have to just balance those two issues."
Manfred, speaking on a panel at the "Beyond Sport United" program, also hopes there can be some exhibition games in Cuba next spring.