BN Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 33

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BN Trade Deadline Blogathon: Hour 33

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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.

I definitely didn’t think I’d be writing up the Hour 33 Update without having analyzed a single trade yet – heck, we haven’t even had a specific rumor to dissect and obsess over.

Total Posts So Far:


News and Rumors Since the Last Recap:

A bunch of miscellaneous rumors here, and some chatter about the Cubs not making a move. The Padres and Diamondbacks completed the Ian Kennedy deal.

Most Interesting Tidbit Since the Last Recap:


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

I don’t mind them playing chicken with the pieces they have left to deal, even if it makes my day a little tougher. I, too, am in this for the long haul.

Current Beverage/Stimulant of Choice:

Back to water, but downing peanut butter M&Ms and pretzel M&Ms. Comfort food, I guess. This has been a very healthy experience …

Strangest Thought Passing Through My Mind:

My, like, neck/shoulder area hurts from craning my neck toward my computer for 30+ hours, and constantly reaching my hands back and forth from the keys. I need a massage stat.

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.