Kris BryantAlthough the trade and rumor activity has obviously been nuts over the past few days, I’ll still do my best to give you a good show on the 30th and 31st at the Deadline. I’m sure there will still be plenty to cover for the BN Blogathon those days, even if a few of the big chips have already been moved. We’re still shooting for our goal of $12,000 donated to Make-A-Wish and 36 hours of blogging at the Deadline. Check out how you can help get us there.

  • After just a couple games with the rookie ball team, top 2013 draft pick Kris Bryant is headed up to short season low-A Boise, per Sahadev Sharma. Bryant is likely to play for a least a little at Boise while as he gets back into baseball shape. From there, I could see him reaching High-A Daytona by the end of the minor league season (which comes at the end of August/beginning of September). Kane County would be a fit, but, as Sahadev wisely points out, they’ve currently got Jeimer Candelario manning third base, and, at 19, he’s not really in line for a promotion.


  • His swan song with the AZL Cubs was a wrist-flicking double captured by BN’er Eric Pauly. That’s some easy power:

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