Found June 06, 2012 on My Sports Rumors:
PLAYERS: Ryan Dempster
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster is definitely a throwback baseball player. With Cubbies struggling, Dempster has gone public in saying that he is open to a trade. He’s willing to do whatever it means to help the Cubs succeed even if it means he’s not there. Which is pretty impressive as he’s a player with 10-and-5 rights. “I think I would be doing everybody in that locker room and anybody who is a Cubs fan and most importantly the Cubs organization a huge disservice if I didn’t put all my focus and attention on trying to make my start and do the best I can to help us win,” Dempster said Wednesday on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “You’re in a situation where if it does happen, they are going to do what’s best for the Chicago Cubs, and I’m all for that.” (via ESPN Chicago) “Hopefully I’m here, but if not it’s somewhere that can ultimately give them the best opportunity to improve the Cubs for the future. I believe I’m a part of that and trying to he
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