I had to do a little catching up myself this weekend, what with daze that invariably follows the Blogathon, and then an immediate trip out of town to a wedding.
If you missed anything …
Friday, July 31
- It was Trade Deadline day, and also the conclusion of the 2015 BN Blogathon.
- I won’t get into everything from Friday, because it was – as you’d expect – a constant stream of exciting and conflicting rumors. Here are the notable transactions from around the league.
- As for the Cubs, they picked up Dan Haren from the Marlins, and picked up Tommy Hunter from the Orioles.
- To start accommodating the new additions, the Cubs designated submariner Ben Rowen for assignment.
Saturday, August 1
- Due to the Blogathon, I couldn’t get an EBS up for the Cubs’ Friday night win, but Luis took care of you with his own recap style.
- Miguel Montero and Tommy La Stella are on the rehab circuit.
- Luis explored the evolving Cubs closer situation from the pitch perspective – that is to say, Jason Motte’s fastball issues.
- The Cubs took down the Brewers yet again. And Jorge Soler made an awesome, home-run-robbing catch in the 9th.
Sunday, August 2
- Luis wrapped up Saturday night’s game with his unique take.
- Luke took in the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, so see what he saw.
- The Cubs designated Taylor Teagarden for assignment and sent Yoervis Medina to Iowa.
- The Cubs beat the Brewers 4-3 to complete the four-game sweep, though it wasn’t all good news: Kris Bryant left early after a collision at second base.