Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 17

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Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 17

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The wee hours have arrived, and I’m still feeling all right. I’m expecting the feeling of “crash” any moment, as a yawn or two have slipped out. This is approximately five hours later than I’m typically up.

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.

Total Posts So Far:

21 (and a WHOLE bunch of updates).

News and Rumors Since the Last Recap:

Matt Garza is being pursued hotly by a variety of teams (or he’s not). Alfonso Soriano said no to the Giants.

Most Interesting Tidbit Since the Last Recap:

I wonder how far the Cubs and Giants got into discussions before the front office spoke to Soriano, and he said thanks-but-no-thanks on heading to San Francisco? And I *really* wonder what the return would have been. Ah, well.

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

I’m happy with the two deals so far, and I’m happy to learn that the Cubs are still aggressively working to move valuable pieces like Matt Garza.

Current Beverage/Stimulant of Choice:

I started chugging water a little while ago to try and stave off caffeine-induced headaches.

Strangest Thought Passing Through My Mind:

How awesome are the ‘Breaking Bad’ episodes I’m about to watch going to be?

A Selection of #BNBlogathon Tweets:

Current Mood:

Hey, my picture-taking-thingy has special effects!

Latest from Bleacher Nation:

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.