Found July 27, 2012 on
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The Chicago Cubs are 40-57, 17.5 games out of first place, and are paying over $25 million to players not even on their roster anymore. With a team that appears to be years away from contending, the Cubs have some players that have gathered interest among many teams. Yet, recent developments are indicating that their deadline might not result in *any* of their trade chips getting moved, and the Cubs not improving their team at all.
First off, there's the Ryan Dempster disaster. The Cliffs Notes version of the situation is that Dempster expressed interest in a trade to Atlanta, a deal was agreed to between Atlanta and Chicago, and Dempster backpedaled, and now only wants to get dealt to the Dodgers. Of course, the Dodgers balked at trading pitching prospect Allen Webster straight up for Dempster. Considering that Webster is much less thought of as a prospect compared to Randall Delgado, who the Braves were going to swap for Dempster, the possible trade has taken a hu...
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I'm sure everyone is as tired of the Ryan Dempster Saga as I am, but all along I had been assuming offering him arbitration at the end of the season was a no-brainer for the Cubs. If they can't get at least something decent in return, they could offer arbitration and would receive a supplemental pick in next year's draft if he declined. I had also assumed Dempster would...
In a very surprising twist, Commissioner Bud Selig has announced that all of Ryan Dempster's wins, as well as all no-decisions, as a Cub have been vacated.
We have to make a strong statement and by vacating all of his non-loss appearances we believe we have done just that. It's well past the time that a grown man in a baseball uniform be given the option to think for himself...
Here's the running list of Ryan Dempster rumors leading up to the trade deadline:
– According to sources close to Danny Knobler of CBSSports, the Dodgers are trying to expand the Dempster's deal to include either Alfonso Soriano or Brian LaHair. Although the addition of Soriano is viewed as a “massive longshot.”
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With Ryan Dempster next scheduled to pitch on Tuesday, the non-waiver trade deadline date, the Cubs are working hard to ship Dempster out of Chicago. The Cubs are moving closer to sending Dempster to the Dodgers and are discussing various trades including a multi-team deal. The Braves and Cubs had a deal in place, but Dempster blocked the trade, and said he wants to pitch for the...
The Chicago Cubs are running out of desirable choices as they seek to move right-hander Ryan Dempster.
The team had a trade in place to send Dempster to the Atlanta Braves, but the pitcher does not want to go to Atlanta, according to major-league sources – and, as a player with 10 years of service, the last five with the same team, he has the right to reject any deal.
Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Cubs might be getting close to a deal with the Dodgers for [Name Redacted].
Source: #Dodgers, #Cubs “might” be getting closer on Dempster. Teams remain in dialogue.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 26, 2012
David Kaplan says they're moving closer to a deal and a it may be a multi-team deal.
Cubs moving closer to sending Dempster...
The Angels of Anaheim have acquired Zack Greinke from the Milwaukee Brewers. This obviously takes him off the table for the Dodgers, not that the Dodgers were all that interested in him anyway. Matt Garza is expected to remain with the Cubs after news of a MRI revealing a slight fluid buildup in Garza’s triceps area. He is expected to miss his next start for sure and could...
General manager Frank Wren is annoyed that the news of a deal for Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster got out on Monday, essentially scuttling it. Wren is blaming the internet and social media, when he should be taking aim at the front office executive who confirmed the deal to USA Today writer Bob Nightengale, who would not have been able to publish the news without official confirmation...
The Dodgers and Cubs have been working diligently on a trade for Ryan Dempster. Talks have been going for over a month now, that of course has led to what now is a major impasse. We’ve heard the dialogue between the two teams has come to almost a complete halt, though both sides still hope they can come to a deal.
The Dodgers have talked multiple scenarios with the Cubs, involving...
The odds seem stacked against the Atlanta Braves' wishes of acquiring a top-notch starting pitcher by Tuesday 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. Chicago Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster prefers to be dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Zack Greinke went to the Los Angeles Angels and the Miami Marlins only seem willing to trade Josh Johnson within the National League East for a steep asking...
Nearly every player on the Cubs is a potential trade candidate so talking about each one would be exhaustive and pointless. Luis Valbuena is a trade candidate though why any team would trade for him, I don't know. It's not like there was a line of teams wanting to sign him after he was DFA'd and he's not been very good so it's safe say that he's a candidate...