The Robertson Trade, the Mets as Cowards, Miley’s Rehab, Bader Gone, and Other Cubs Bullets

The adjustment again to regular life after the Blogathon is all the time a multi-day course of. I’m fortunate that I have never observed it getting a lot worse as I become older, however I think about that is coming one in all these years. For now, it is only a matter of feeling actually hungover for a pair days, needing extra caffeine than common for a number of days to attempt to come down rigorously, and feeling further drained when I attempt to rise up in the morning. There can also be appreciable … bowel disruption … annually. I’ve by no means fairly discovered why, however I suppose it is gotta be some mixture of the overload of caffeinated drinks, and then consuming so irregularly throughout these two days.

  • Speaking of the Blogathon, in the warmth of it – particularly that second day as trades are taking place – I can not ever fairly consider all the angles, so it may well take me a number of days, or an exterior immediate, to comprehend another layer to a commerce or non-trade. To that finish, one thing I hadn’t considered about the David Robertson commerce: it is not simply that the Cubs dealt him to the Phillies for Ben Brown shortly earlier than the deadline, it is that the Cubs did not commerce him to the division rival mets. I’d been pondering a lot about the Mets balking at buying and selling for Willson Contreras that I kinda did not take into consideration the undeniable fact that additionally they did not step up for Robertson. They made additions, sure, however they have been all fairly tepid, which is wild when you think about the alternative they’ve this yr (particularly with a rotation fronted by free-agent-to-be Jacob deGrom and 38-year-old Max Scherzer – now was the time to go all in). For worry of giving up the subsequent Pete Crow-Armstrong, they actually had a horrible deadline, and you may really feel it once you wade into Mets fandom to take their temperature.
  • Here’s why they did not commerce for Robertson, by the means:
  • In different phrases, you may extrapolate that buying and selling for Robertson would’ve value the Mets a minimum of Matt Allan (or the different Mets prospects in that tier), who sure, would’ve been type of a ridiculous return for a reliever rental. Brown, by the means, will get a deeper dive quickly, and sure, he was additionally type of a ridiculous return for a reliever rental. The Cubs did not make all the trades we anticipated, however the guys they obtained for Robertson and Scott Effross, particularly, appear to be fairly spectacular.
  • So the Mets as a substitute settled for Mychal Givens, who returned the Cubs a very good pitching prospect (nevertheless it’s a aid profile), who made his debut final night time for the Mets. After a month and a half of perfection for the Cubs, Givens obtained blown up in his Mets debut. He entered to a 9-0 lead in the ninth, and went groundout, homer, fly out, homer, single, single, single, earlier than being pulled. Cubs win the commerce? I really feel dangerous for Givens, individually, however let’s name it The Curse of the Mets Being Cowards at the Deadline. I’ll completely be rooting for that crew to flop the remainder of the means.
  • Gonzalez, by the means, is a biggggg dude:
  • Wade Miley made his second rehab begin for the Cubs final night time, this time at Iowa, and it was much like the first one: lotta runs given up, comparatively brief (49 pitches), however presumably wholesome? Eventually, Miley goes to return to the large league rotation, and the Cubs should work out how they need to dole out innings, as there is no such thing as a longer any potential commerce worth in showcasing Miley (or fellow free-agent-to- be Drew Smyly). There is clubhouse worth in having Miley again, nevertheless it’s additionally attainable that he’s a man the Cubs placed on waivers later this month to see if a contender needs to seize him (and foot the invoice for the the rest of his wage). I’m wondering if the Cubs would as a substitute want to hold onto him (and/or Smyly), with an eye fixed towards re-signing him as cheap veteran rotation depth for 2023.
  • Stray factor I did not get to say a lot throughout the Blogathon as a result of it occurred whereas we have been all panicking about the Cubs: Harrison Bader is GONE. From the Cardinals, I imply. He netted them a stable starter in Jordan Montgomery, sure, so I’m not celebrating that half for the Cardinals. I’m simply completely happy to not should see Bader anymore – he made me irrationally indignant, and it wasn’t good for my well being.
  • Not that the Cubs are working brief on aid prospects to control, however Jeremiah Estrada’s explosive season continues:
  • Oh, that’s unlucky timing, Lou Seal:
  • Wrapping up with why the Mets are smart-sounding idiots:

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