I found this piece of news kind of odd but it makes sense, this year is a leap year. This change is only for one year only. The non-waiver Trade Deadline this season will be moved to Aug. 1 from the traditional July 31 — which in 2016 falls on a Sunday. The deadline is 4 p.m. ET, and on July 31, there are seven games scheduled to begin between 1-1:30, five between 2-3:30 and three at 4. There are only eight games on Aug. 1, all of which are night games.