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Trade Deadline Blogathon: Final Thoughts and Final Tallies

Trade Deadline Blogathon: Final Thoughts and Final Tallies

An experiment in endurance draws to a close. And by “endurance,” I don’t mean me blogging for 24 straight hours. I mean enduring the embarrassingly lame Cubs’ trade deadline.

by July 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta
MLB Trade Deadline Update: A Final Roundup

MLB Trade Deadline Update: A Final Roundup

A quick look at some of the deals completed today, which necessarily doesn’t include the Cubs. Because they’ve already got all the pieces for a 2012 World Series run. Clearly.

by July 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 21

Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 21

Your last update (before the final recap) on my efforts to blog for 24 hours straight. It looks like I’ll make it thanks to some obscenely potent energy drink.

by July 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta
Report: Texas Rangers Inquired About Carlos Marmol but Cubs Said No

Report: Texas Rangers Inquired About Carlos Marmol but Cubs Said No

George Ofman says the Cubs refused to deal Marmol.

by July 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Phil Rogers: Cubs Weren’t Offered Anything Worthwhile for Carlos Pena

Phil Rogers: Cubs Weren’t Offered Anything Worthwhile for Carlos Pena

Cubs are reportedly gambling that the draft pick compensation on Pena could exceed what they’d receive in trade. This approach, of course, is not without flaws.

by July 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 18

Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 18

The seventh update on 24 straight hours of blogging up to the trade deadline. It took 18 hours, but I’m starting to envision my head exploding.

by July 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta
Forget About Marlon Byrd Going to the Braves – They Just Picked Up Michael Bourn (UPDATED)

Forget About Marlon Byrd Going to the Braves – They Just Picked Up Michael Bourn (UPDATED)

Another missed opportunity for the very quiet, and apparently content, Chicago Cubs.

by July 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
More Rain on Your Parade: A Marlon Byrd Trade Could Have Brought “A Haul”

More Rain on Your Parade: A Marlon Byrd Trade Could Have Brought “A Haul”

But the Cubs are still telling teams he’s not available.

by July 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 15

Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 15

The sixth update on 24 straight hours of blogging up to the trade deadline. I’m back, baby!

by July 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta
Never Forget: Mike Quade was an All-Star This Year

Never Forget: Mike Quade was an All-Star This Year

It still makes me laugh to think about. And then it makes me frown. Hard.

by July 31, 2011 Cubs Humor
Mike Quade Discusses Managing on a Bad Team, Job Security, and His Role in the Losing

Mike Quade Discusses Managing on a Bad Team, Job Security, and His Role in the Losing

Quade knows he has to take some of the blame for the team’s failures, and recognizes he’s on the hot seat.

by July 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 12

Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 12

The fifth update on 24 straight hours of blogging up to the trade deadline. Yup, I’m definitely starting to get tired.

by July 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta

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