Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour Ten

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Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour Ten

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I am currently blogging – here, on Facebook, and on Twitter (hash tag #BNBlogathon for those who want to jump into the fray themselves) – for 30 hours straight, until slightly past MLB’s July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. 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.

With the game kicking off, I wouldn’t be surprised if the rumor chatter drops off for a bit.

Total Posts So Far:

12 (and a bunch of updates).

News and Rumors Since the Last Recap:

Dale Sveum expects Ryan Dempster to be dealt before tomorrow, and it still seems like the Dodgers are the most likely landing spot. Other than Dempster … I mean, do the Cubs even have any other players?

Most Interesting Tidbit Since the Last Recap:

Other than that Sveum bit, it’s probably the fact that Paul Maholm’s name finally came up in a national mention (from Ken Rosenthal). But it was pretty much an un-mention, as he noted only that teams have interest, but the Cubs might keep Maholm thanks to his cheap option for 2013 ($6.5 million).

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

I like that they’re keeping things quiet, in terms of execution, but it sure isn’t fun as a fan. I want deets!

Current Beverage/Stimulant of Choice:

Diet Coke, this time with dinner. I’m treating myself to Burger King. Yup, that’s a treat of sorts for some reason.

Strangest Thought Passing Through My Mind:

I’m feeling incredibly “twitchy.” No, I didn’t take any drugs, and I’m on only my third caffeinated drink of the day. Tiredness is definitely not a current issue, though.

A Selection of #BNBlogathon Tweets:

Current Mood:

Interested in seeing how Justin Germano looks as a starter.

Author: Brett Taylor

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