Found July 28, 2012 on
The Dodgers and Cubs have been working diligently on a trade for Ryan Dempster. Talks have been going for over a month now, that of course has led to what now is a major impasse. We’ve heard the dialogue between the two teams has come to almost a complete halt, though both sides still hope they can come to a deal.
The Dodgers have talked multiple scenarios with the Cubs, involving multiple different prospects, but so far the two sides can’t agree to a deal. The Cubs are desperate to unload Dempster before Tuesday’s non-waiver trade deadline, but the Dodgers and Dempster hold all of the cards, making it nearly impossible for the Cubs to get the prospects they want from the Dodgers.
The Cubs recently proposed a straight swap of Allen Webster for Dempster, but the Dodgers rejected the deal. Now it seems the Dodgers are working towards a multi-player deal involving Dempster and either Alfonso Soriano or Bryan LaHair. Unfortunately that hasn’t helped propel the teams any closer to a deal. There is also a lot of speculation from that the Dodgers are waiting to hear from the Marlins, Rays, Phillies, and throw at least a handful of other teams in there before they revisit talks with the Cubs.
It’s looking doubtful that Matt Garza is traded in the next three days. It’s growing more and more likely that Garza remains a Cub until the off-season where he will likely then be traded. Garza hasn’t shown any interest in remaining with the Cubs long term, so a deal is still very likely at some point.
It still seems inevitable that the Dodgers make a couple of acquisitions in the next couple of days. It’s the who and when that still remain big question marks.
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The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers have stepped up trade talk involving Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster, and the discussion now includes Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano, ESPNChicago.com reported. Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Monday he'd be surprised if Dempster were still a member of the Cubs after Tuesday's trading deadline. "Yeah I'd be surprised I guess...
Here's the running list of Ryan Dempster rumors leading up to the trade deadline:
– According to sources close to Danny Knobler of CBSSports, the Dodgers are trying to expand the Dempster's deal to include either Alfonso Soriano or Brian LaHair. Although the addition of Soriano is viewed as a “massive longshot.”
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With the Dodgers and Cubs still cahtting about Ryan Dempster, another name has fallen into the deal: highly paid Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Soriano is involved in the talks between the Cubs and Dodgers along with Dempster, and this would be a huge move if the Cubs were able to package him and his massive contract with Dempster, and get him out of Wrigley.
The trade deadline is now less than 48 hours away and the Dodgers are still looking for another bat and an upgrade to their rotation. An additional bat should be the priority, but the Dodgers seem intent on securing an arm instead. Either way, what are the rumors today? —– Remember that Ryan Dempster thing?
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