BN Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 32

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BN Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 32

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dusty sleeping blogathonI am currently blogging – here, on Facebook, and on Twitter (hash tag #BNBlogathon for those who want to jump into the fray themselves) – for 37 hours straight, until slightly past MLB’s July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, thanks to your generous donations (more than $16,000 after an impending $1,000 donation) to Make-A-Wish. I’ll be doing recaps on the process throughout the day, but you’ll also see normal posting (Bullets, news, Pre-Gamin’, EBS), as well as a significant uptick in rumor/trade posts.

All right, we’ve shifted from the time when the Blogathon is very hard because I’m so tired to the time when the Blogathon is very hard because there’s so much happening at once and I’m trying to cover it all and I’m trying to do these updates and I did the final live stream and the rumors are everywhere and the …

Total Posts So Far:


News and Rumors Since the Last Recap:

A bunch of news and rumors in the wake of the Lester/Cespedes trade (including a follow-up trade between the Twins and A’s), and an update to Bonifacio’s stuff.

Most Interesting Tidbit Since the Last Recap:

Definitely the rumor that the Rays are now interested in selling because they see what can be done in the wake of the Lester deal. Perhaps teams are getting desperate to respond? It’s an exciting time.

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

So, so glad the Cubs pulled the trigger on Samardzija/Hammel when they did.

Current Beverage/Stimulant of Choice:

Still sipping that Kickstart. It’s a tall boy, and it’s strong.

Hat Status:

Getting that brim closer and closer to where I like it to be.

Strangest Thought Passing Through My Mind:

Not so much a thought as the physical effect of crashing. I get so amped up for the live streams that, especially given where I’m at physically already, I completely crash afterward.

A Selection of #BNBlogathon Tweets:

Your Visual Update:

There’s no Vine, but there’s 38 minutes of video that pretty much shows where I am.


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.