#BNBlogathon Check-In: Hour 24

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#BNBlogathon Check-In: Hour 24

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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 40 hours straight, until a little 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, news, Pre-Gamin’, EBS, etc.), as well as a significant uptick in rumor/trade posts.

Ah, the 24-hour mark! A full day! I did it!

… only 16 hours to go.

Total Posts So Far:


News and Rumors Since the Last Check-In:

Ken Rosenthal put out a smattering of rumors in the wee hours, noting that the Dodgers might be more focused on getting Zach Britton than Yu Darvish.

Most Interesting Tidbit Since the Last Recap:

Prolly the cookie I ate. Potbelly’s oatmeal chocolate chip.

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

On repeat, I suppose: I like the way they attacked the two remaining areas you’d want them to be looking at, and did so with aggressiveness. Even if Justin Wilson were just a rental, he’d dramatically improve the reliability of the back end of the bullpen (but he’s not a rental – the Cubs will have him next year, too). And Alex Avila is a veteran catcher, perhaps not as defensively-inclined as you might have expected, but he comes with a much better bat than you would have expected.

Current Beverage/Stimulant of Choice:

I had to bust into the energy drink. It’s awful. Rockstar. I can’t even tell what, like, flavor it is, unless it’s supposed to be “bad cough syrup” flavored.

Where I’m Writing:

Nowhere special at 4 am.

Strangest Thought Passing Through My Mind:

Playing a little game on Twitter:

A Selection of #BNBlogathon Tweets:

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.