Found July 15, 2012 on The Other Paper:
Ryan Dempster's talents extend beyond the the baseball field as he showed host Tim Kurkjian on ESPN's "Baseball Tonight."

Dempster— riding an incredible 33-inning consecutive scoreless streak— did a pretty good impression of Fat Bastard from the Austin Powers movies during an interview and the Chicago Cubs starter had Kurkjian giggling like a school girl while also doing impressions of Dr. Evil and Harry Carey.

I say put a plaid tam on Dempster's head he'd look like Willy the Groundskeeper.

Dempster threw six more shutout innings Saturday during a 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.  It was his fifth consecutive win and the last time he gave up a run was May 30.  He leads the majors with a 1.86 ERA.

Dempster's name keeps coming up in trade talks and— if Dr. Evil is his agent— would ask for one million dollars.


Dempster's consecutive scoreless innings streak reaches 33

Chicago Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster did not allow a run in six innings of a 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, extending his consecutive scoreless streak to 33. Dempster's streak matched Ken Holtzman in 1969 for the team record. Dempster has not surrendered a run since May 30, a span of five starts. It was also his fifth straight win. The Cubs are 11-4 in their...

MLB Rumor: Indians Among Teams Interested in Ryan Dempster

The Cleveland Indians have been the subject of several trade rumors already this July, mostly circulating around a bat. But a new name has now emerged among the possible targets, and it just happens to be one of the hottest pitchers in baseball. Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago has the details: After pitching six shutout innings Saturday in a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks...

Cubs' Dempster, Garza enhance their trade value

It was showcase central all weekend at Wrigley Field. On Saturday, Chicago Cubs right-handed pitcher Ryan Dempster showed off his wares for the scouts in attendance by picking up the win in a 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was Matt Garza's turn Sunday, and he worked seven scoreless innings in a 3-1 Chicago victory. The Cubs are in full "seller" mode as...

Ryan Dempster deal coming soon?

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Chad Billingsley's elbow MRI could impact John Ely and Ryan Dempster

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Zack Greinke, Ryan Dempster Are Among Standouts That Could Be Dealt Soon

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Trade Rumors: Dodgers On Ryan Dempster, Shane Victorino, Jimmy Rollins

The Dodgers being in on Ryan Dempster has been beaten to death already, but competition is apparently heating up. The Dodgers and Tigers are among the most serious suitors for Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster, Morosi reports. Ten teams have reportedly shown interest in Dempster. That deal that was on the table? Price has probably gone

Report: Ryan Dempster Being Aggressively Pursued by Red Sox

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D-backs shut down in Saunders' return from DL

CHICAGO (AP) -- Ryan Dempster tied the Cubs' record with a 33-inning scoreless streak, pitching six solid frames and leading Chicago over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 on Saturday. Dempster matched the club shutout streak set by Ken Holtzman in 1969. Dempster (5-3) allowed four hits and set a career best by winning his fifth straight start. He leads the majors with a 1.86 ERA...

Nationals exploring pitching options

The Nationals do not intend to allow right-hander Stephen Strasburg reach his innings limit without an alternate plan. The team is exploring trades for starting pitchers, including Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster, according to major-league sources. In addition, the Nationals are looking for an everyday catcher, with the Rockies' Ramon Hernandez among their potential targets...

Reports say Tigers showing legitimate interest in Dempster and Scutaro

According to reports via, ESPN Chicago and the Detroit Free Press the Detroit Tigers apparently are showing legitimate interest in Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster and Rockies infielder Marco Scutaro.’s Bruce Levine reports that the Tigers are among 10 teams showing interest in Dempster who currently holds a National League best 1.85 ERA. However the Tigers...

Jewish MLBers in the News

Lots of Jewish ball players in the news recently including retired, current, and future players. ESPN noted that Ryan Dempster (not Jewish) who is being shopped around the league, recently tied a Cubs record for scoreless innings. The record set in 1969 by Ken Holtzman. The White Sox are one of the suitors for Dempters. Read more HERE. Kevin Youkilis who had another game winner...
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