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The Chicago Cubs announced one trade Monday night and were poised to make another, and neither involved pitcher Ryan Dempster. Before the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-4 at Wrigley Field, reporters surrounded Dempster and asked him if he thought he would make Tuesday's scheduled start for Chicago. When the night ended, Dempster was still a Cub, but other players weren't. The Cubs sent left-handed pitcher Paul Maholm and backup outfielder Reed Johnson to the Atlanta Braves for minor league right-handed pitchers Arodys Vizcaino and Jaye Chapman. They also reportedly were set to sent catcher Geovany Soto to the Texas Rangers for minor league pitcher Jacob Brigham. All of the traded players received hugs and handshakes in the dugout during the game. Because of Major League Baseball technicalities, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer could comment on only the Atlanta deal. "I think we've been really clear all along that we're not contending right now, ...
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The Texas Rangers have acquired pitcher Ryan Dempster from the Chicago Cubs, beating out both the Dodgers and Yankees for the highly coveted starter.
The Rangers sent third baseman Christian Villanueva and RHP Kyle Hendricks to Cubs for Dempster. Both are at Class A.
The Rangers were talking to the Cubs about pitcher Matt Garza and Dempster to the end, trying to get one or the...
Last night Geovany Soto was traded to the Texas Rangers for Jake Brigham. Brigham is a 24 year old right handed pitcher who has spent each of 2011 and 2012 for AA Frisco. His ERA over 2 seasons has basically been 4.5 and his FIP not much better. His FIP sits at 4.58 this year, his second time through the league.
Brigham was drafted in the 6th round by the Rangers and thanks to...
The Texas Rangers won the Ryan Dempster sweepstakes, acquiring the Chicago Cubs ace for two minor leaguers moments before Tuesday's trade deadline.
The AL West leaders fortified their rotation for the stretch run, sending infielder Christian Villanueva and pitcher Kyle Hendricks to Chicago.
Dempster, who had power to block deals, had refused to approve a trade to Atlanta last...
Jayson Stark tweets that a Victorino trade would also mean Soriano won’t be attached to any Dempster trade to LA. They preferred Victorino all along anyway.
David Kaplan is reporting that the Dodgers remain very much in play for Dempster. However, nothing is close at this time.
Jon Heyman tweets that contrary to reports the Yankees are no longer in on Dempster.
In hopes of keeping...
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.
Here's the running list of Ryan Dempster rumors leading up to the trade deadline:
– Ryan Dempster is still a Cub, but things could change today even though there's no deal close yet. Sources close to David Kaplan of CSNChicago confirmed him that the Dodgers, Yankees and Rangers are after Dempster and that the right hander will accept a deal to any one of them. Jon Heyman...
The Ryan Dempster saga finally has an ending, and it's an unexpected one. Dempster didn't land with the Braves, the Dodgers, or the Yankees, but Buster Olney is reporting that Dempster has been acquired by the Texas Rangers, who were in on every starting pitcher on the market but fell short of their prime targets.
For a Rangers team that has seen Roy Oswalt struggle...
Rangers land Ryan Dempster
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 31, 2012
Will add more about Ryan Dempster once it's officially official.
The Atlanta Braves have acquired Reed Johnson and Paul Maholm from the Cubs, Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reports. Johnson was pulled from the Cubs game tonight and was seen shaking hands and exchanging hugs in the dugout.
Johnson was hitting .307/.361/.452 in 180 plate appearances this year while logging time at all three outfield positions. Johnson has hit 3 home runs and has...
Will Detroit make another trade as it tries to make a run in the AL Central? We're tracking all the rumors right here. Continue reading →
The Texas Rangers have acquired right-hander Ryan Dempster from the Chicago Cubs, multiple sources reported minutes before the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. Class A third baseman Christian Villanueva and Class A right-hander Kyle Hendricks will go to the Cubs in the trade, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reported. The deal was initially reported by ESPN's Buster Olney, MLB...
UPDATE 10:35 PM: Bill Brink reports that the Pirates weren’t the team to add Johnson.
UPDATE 10:33 PM: Rob Biertempfel reports that it is unlikely the Pirates have acquired Johnson.
UPDATE 10:31 PM: Ken Rosenthal reports that Johnson and Soto were in separate deals.
UPDATE 10:27 PM: Jon Heyman reports that Johnson has been traded, but that it’s a mystery where he’s going. Also...