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Weekend Catch-Up: Plenty of Moves and Rumors … but Hope You Missed This Weekend

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bn baseball featureWeekends don’t get much worse when it comes to on-field results …

Friday, July 24

Saturday, July 25

Sunday, July 26

  • Luis was at the no-hitter … for a while.
  • Luke took a tour around the Cubs’ minor league system.
  • Did the no-hitter affect Cole Hamels’ trade value? The answer sure feels like an obvious no – that, plus other bits from his historic no-no.
  • The Cubs are reportedly still pursuing Jonathan Papelbon.
  • The biggest trade of trade season yet, with the Reds sending Johnny Cueto to the Royals for a haul of three young pitchers, led by Brandon Finnegan. Seriously, it was a really nice return, and it makes you wonder about the rental market.
  • Javier Baez’s rehab in Arizona continues successfully – as of the writing, he hadn’t even struck out in 12 plate appearances.
  • And the weekend ended with a thud. Interestingly, though the loss was the biggest blowout of the weekend, and capped off a horrible sweep, I was able to walk away feeling pretty shrug about it. Even chuckled a bit.
  • The Cubs aren’t out on Hamels, by the way, at least according to the latest reports. But they aren’t the favorite.

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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.