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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.



Brett Taylor

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