BN Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 6

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BN Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 6

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lou piniella sleepingI am currently blogging – here, on Facebook, and on Twitter (hash tag #BNBlogathon for those who want to jump into the fray themselves) – for 36 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.

How has it already been six hours? We haven’t even gotten to the really hot and heavy parts of this event, and I already feel like it’s flying.

Total Posts So Far:


News and Rumors Since the Last Recap:

The Rockies are interested in Kevin Gregg, and the White Sox are almost certainly going to deal Jake Peavy.

Most Interesting Tidbit Since the Last Recap:

I find that Peavy story line to be fascinating. The impact to the Cubs is slight (though a farm-depleting deal with the Cardinals would be swell (and unlikely, given the depth)), but it’s interesting to be on the outside of one of these “like, duh, they have to trade this guy … but what if they don’t?” kind of situations.

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

Sure and steady.

Current Beverage/Stimulant of Choice:

The best soda in the history of ever. Or not. See below.

Strangest Thought Passing Through My Mind:

I wonder how long Wendy’s is going to have this pretzel bun burger. I got it last week just because I wanted to confirm that it was a stupid gimmick … and it was actually really good (sans mustard, because gross). They say limited time, which means, even if it’s successful, it’ll probably turn into one of those McRib situations.

A Selection of #BNBlogathon Tweets:

(no, it would not)

Your Visual Update:

Apropos of both the beverage and strange thought, I’d planned to get myself a Mr. Spokacola at Wendy’s (two parts Coke (or Diet Coke, I’m getting older), one part Sprite, one part Mr. Pibb (or Dr. Pepper, if you have to). It’s delicious. And amazing. But the Wendy’s had the damn drink thingy behind the counter, and it was packed, so I wasn’t about to explain to the young man how to make my cocktail. Had to settle for a Diet Coke. Le sigh …

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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.