I am currently blogging – here, on Facebook, and on Twitter (hash tag #BNBlogathon for those who want to jump into the fray themselves) – for 30 hours straight, until slightly past MLB’s July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. I’ll be doing recaps on the process throughout the day, but you’ll also see normal posting (Bullets, Series Preview, Pre-Gamin’, EBS), as well as an uptick in rumor/trade posts.
It’s the home stretch, and I’m absolutely cracking. That’s thanks mostly to the frenetic pace of the rumors, rather than the lack of sleep. Here we go on the final update before this thing closes down …
Total Posts So Far:
33 (and a WHOLE bunch of updates).
News and Rumors Since the Last Recap:
Oh, I think you know. It’s been a Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster explosion.
Most Interesting Tidbit Since the Last Recap:
The Cubs might actually deal BOTH Dempster and Garza after dealing Maholm last night. In fact, according to most reports, that’s what WILL happen.
Current Thoughts About the Chicago Cubs’ Trade Deadline Strategy/Execution:
Gotta see the returns, baby, but if you’re going to blow it up, BLOW IT UP.
Current Beverage/Stimulant of Choice:
Mocha frappuccino from Starbucks (in my fridge, anyway).
Strangest Thought Passing Through My Mind:
I’M GONNA CRACK WHILE TRYING TO WRITE AN ACTUAL COMPLETED TRADE POST.
A Selection of #BNBlogathon Tweets:
— Mike Quinn (@mikequinn_) July 31, 2012
All these trade rumors and news, I'm just surprised that Brett isn't sitting in a corner trembling from caffeine overload. #BNBlogathon
— Clay Dodson (@SweetJJ1s) July 31, 2012
— Danny P. (@All_Weather_Fan) July 31, 2012
— Melanie Ostmo (@MellyO) July 31, 2012
— Adam Brown (@SouvenirCity) July 31, 2012
I think it’s happened. At least, it feels like it …