I think it's time we consider moving our end of season deadlines up a month.
If we moved our 162 game deadline to the START of October (maybe the first weekend of October... or to the same day as the end of MLB's regular season), we could play our playoffs in October, with early November being a fall back position. As it is now, we play at the end of November (with Thanksgiving limiting our options) and December is the fall back. In fact, this year the playoffs WILL take place in December.
When I typed this up a month or so ago, I was assuming our draft would be early to mid-March as usual. I'll leave the dates and numbers the same, but I've added a couple of notes to account for the late draft. Here's an example of what I'm thinking...
All deadlines would be the first Sunday of each month at 10:00PM Central time.
20 gms - April 3rd (This will of course be waived, as our draft is in April this year.)
40 gms - May 1st (As we are drafting much later than usual this year, Glenn will probably need to adjust this one.)
60 gms - June 5th
90 gms - July 3rd
120 gms - August 7th
140 gms - September 4th
162 gms - October 2nd
Final Stats due by the end of October.
This isn't all that different from the one now. Instead of the 1st of the month, the date is the first Sunday of each month. And this schedule adds an additional 5 games in the months of April, May, June, and July. The benefit of this tweaking is that we would end our regular season on October 2nd instead of October 31st.