BN Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 18

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BN Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 18

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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, thanks to your generous donations to Make-A-Wish. 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.

That was certainly a frustrating loss, which came after a frustrating loss, and led to a frustrating doubleheader.

But hey, tomorrow is here (in the East, anyway)!

Total Posts So Far:


News and Rumors Since the Last Recap:

Jake Peavy is headed to the Red Sox in a three-team deal involving the Tigers. That could shake loose some reactive movement. I also did a little prospect update, because there’s other stuff going on, you know?

Most Interesting Tidbit Since the Last Recap:

The Peavy trade, naturally. It comes with Jose Iglesias going to the Tigers, which tells me they know Jhonny Peralta is going to be suspended soon. Does that mean the Rangers know the same thing about Nelson Cruz?

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

Not much update here. The Cubs are likely discussing many, many possibilities, but it’s quiet for now.

Current Beverage/Stimulant of Choice:

Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino from my fridge. Ooh la la.

Strangest Thought Passing Through My Mind:

I hate all of you that are soon going to sleep. Or those of you who already have, but you’re not seeing this. Until tomorrow, anyway.

A Selection of #BNBlogathon Tweets:

Your Visual Update:

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.