The most accomplished hitter traded on deadline day this week was Justin Maxwell. With all due respect to Maxwell Wednesday’s trade deadline wasn’t exactly action-packed.

Some within the industry are now wondering if it’s time to push back the date of the non-waiver trade deadline which has been July 31 since 1986. It’s a debate that surfaces at baseball’s general manager meetings on an annual basis and it’s now in the spotlight.

In recent weeks prominent baseball writers including Jon Paul Morosi and Dave Cameron have argued that Major League Baseball should move the deadline back by ten days or two weeks to account for other changes taking place across the sport.

Others believe the deadline works the way it is and that there’s little to be gained by tinkering with a system that has had clear benefits for decades.