The Braves aren't waiting around for Cubs RHP Ryan Dempster
Atlanta Braves General Manager, Frank Wren, told a local sports talk radio station this morning that his team has “moved on” from the Ryan Dempster deal. In an interview on 680 The Fan in Atlanta, Wren said the parameters for the deal “expired yesterday”.
Chicago Cubs ace Ryan Dempster was believed to be near the top of the Braves’ wishlist, and on Monday, it was reported by several media outlets that a deal had been finalized to bring Dempster to Atlanta. However, this apparently came as news to veteran right-handed starting pitcher, who stated on his Twitter account “THERE IS NO TRADE. I don’t know where this info came from”.
As Frank Wren confirmed in the interview, a deal for Dempster was in fact in place, but in this case, the player must sign off on the trade, which never happened. Dempster has “10-5″ no-trade authority. That means that as a player with 10 years of MLB experience and 5 years with his current team, he h