2022 #BNBlogathon Check-In: Hour 12

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2022 #BNBlogathon Check-In: Hour 12

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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 41 hours straight, past MLB’s August 2 Trade Deadline and through the Cubs/Cardinals game Tuesday night, 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.

Total Posts So Far:


News and Rumors Since the Last Check-In:

It was another busy chunk, as the Rays-O’s-Astros got together on a three-team trade, and the Yankees acquired Frankie Montas and Lou Trivino. Then, before I could publish this, the Red Sox sent Christian Vazquez to the Astros (hey, Mets, sup), and acquired Tommy Pham from the Reds.

How has it only been 12 hours? I feel like it’s been 25.

Most Interesting Tidbit Since the Last Recap:

For me, it’s the continued question of what will happen with Juan Soto (or what has already maybe happened?), and how rapidly it could impact subsequent moves.

I have to be careful about what I share publicly, because I get a lot of behind the scenes’ heads ups precisely because I *don’t* share too much publicly, but I can say that late in the afternoon, my phone started blowing up. It was basically a whole lot of people simultaneously telling me to stay on high alert. I can do some extrapolating and guess that we might be close to a Soto resolution, and thus some movement on, for example, the Padres. I wonder to what extent the flurry of moves we’ve now seen this later afternoon/early evening is related to stuff shaking loose but not yet reported.

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

No real update here. Cubs are likely waiting for the behind-the-scenes Soto stuff to clarify. Gut still says the Padres are their preferred initial trade partner.

Current Tiredness Level:

0. Still buzzing from things this afternoon, and, of course, being put on high alert.

Current Caffeination of Choice:

A vanilla latte, and no I will not apologize.

Current Emotional Status:

Feeling pretty loved, because my buddy Jim just sent me cookies:

Random Thought Passing Through My Mind:

How am I supposed to go get non-cookie food? I can’t leave! I can’t do anything!!!

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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.