BN Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 33

lou piniella sleepingI am currently blogging – here, on Facebook, and on Twitter (hash tag #BNBlogathon for those who want to jump into the fray themselves) – for 36 hours straight, until slightly past MLB’s July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, thanks to your generous donations to Make-A-Wish. 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.

I definitely didn’t think I’d be writing up the Hour 33 Update without having analyzed a single trade yet – heck, we haven’t even had a specific rumor to dissect and obsess over.

Total Posts So Far:


News and Rumors Since the Last Recap:

A bunch of miscellaneous rumors here, and some chatter about the Cubs not making a move. The Padres and Diamondbacks completed the Ian Kennedy deal.

Most Interesting Tidbit Since the Last Recap:


Current Thoughts About the Chicago Cubs’ Trade Deadline Strategy/Execution:

I don’t mind them playing chicken with the pieces they have left to deal, even if it makes my day a little tougher. I, too, am in this for the long haul.

Current Beverage/Stimulant of Choice:

Back to water, but downing peanut butter M&Ms and pretzel M&Ms. Comfort food, I guess. This has been a very healthy experience …

Strangest Thought Passing Through My Mind:

My, like, neck/shoulder area hurts from craning my neck toward my computer for 30+ hours, and constantly reaching my hands back and forth from the keys. I need a massage stat.

A Selection of #BNBlogathon Tweets:

Your Visual Update:

Brett Taylor is the editor and lead writer at Bleacher Nation, and can also be found as Bleacher Nation on Twitter and on Facebook.

18 responses to “BN Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 33”

  1. ABK

    Go Brett, go!

  2. johnny chess Aka 2much2say

    Ahh the witching hour approaches

  3. Brandon

    Thanks for the great job covering the cubs, keep up the good work. You can do it your almost there

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  5. X the Cubs Fan

    Robert Murray ‏@RobertMurrayMLB 1m
    The #Cubs Jeff Samardzija trade talks are done. They will not trade him. Not listening to offers, says @CubsDen.

  6. X the Cubs Fan

    Cliff Lippert ‏@Cliffy46405 2m
    Usually after the trade deadline expires the National pundits talk about winners and losers. I’m pretty sure Cubs will be listed as a winner

  7. Ron Swanson

    Honor: if you need it defined, you don’t have it

  8. Cyranojoe

    Thanks as always, Brett. Good work!

  9. miggy80

    Sorry Brett, Kim DeJesus’ vines are much funnier.

  10. willis

    Here’s some exciting news to wind down the blogathon…

    Candelario and Shoulders just went back to back in the bottom of the 8th and KC just pulled one out 6-3. Hooray!

  11. Rcleven

    Bob Nightengale ‏@BNightengale 59s

    The #Cubs are done for the month with no last minute trades

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