Found July 27, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
PLAYERS: Ryan Dempster
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
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No need to blow smoke, let’s just go. • Sure, it would have been nice for Demp to swiftly agree to play for the Braves, but yet again, the Cubs have to get dragged through the “no-trade-clause” haze. And as a fan, it sucks. • I remember waiting for the Crime Dog to finally agree back to come to Chicago in ’01 while Aramis didn’t really give a flying frog about playing for a winner last year. I know home is nice, but as many pointed out, a player is on the road half of the time, so it is really not that big of a difference … especially for two months. • However, Ryan Dempster has a sick daughter, and no matter what anyone says, that trumps all. He cannot be blamed if he mentions it, nor should he be judged. This excuse is legit, no matter how much you are on the road. • With all that said, it is clear that he will go to LA in a heartbeat to be reunited with Theodore and make a run for it all along side Hanley and the boys. So, I hereby grant all fans the right to be “kind of, a lit...
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