Posts tagged "Ryan Dempster"

The Anarchist's Brunch- The big plan edition.

The Anarchist's Brunch- The big plan edition.
Well, we’re somewhere in the “Jawas-sell-C3PO-and R2D2-To-Luke-Skywalker” part of the baseball season and it’s a little frustrating. There isn’t a whole lot to talk about, other than the usual day to day baseball stuff. It’s too early to think playoffs, it’s too early to talk trades. The draft is coming up but that’s down to... Read more »

Dempster in on trade phone calls is obscene

Dempster in on trade phone calls is obscene
With Ryan Demspter going to Texas, I hope he takes with him the last of the over-pandering to Cubs players as well. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer were extremely upset that Dempster initially rejected the Braves deal. I can see Epstein gritting his teeth now as he publicly defends the guy who basically held the... Read more »

Post-Deadline Analysis: How the Cubs did and where they go from here

Post-Deadline Analysis: How the Cubs did and where they go from here
Well, that was a whirlwind week.  I’ve gotten about 6-7 hours of sleep combined the last two days.  At some point, I’m probably going to crash but so far so good.  Now that we’ve had a day to digest everything, let’s take a look back… How the Cubs did I’d give them a B+ for... Read more »
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Cubs Rumor Thread 7/30: Geovany Soto has been traded to the Rangers

Cubs Rumor Thread 7/30: Geovany Soto has been traded to the Rangers
So you’ve probably read that the Cubs will almost certainly make a couple of deals by now, but the deadline is now fast approaching. As of this writing, there is less than 29 hours until the buzzer sounds… 9:44PM: Tim Brown of Yahoo and the Kapman both tweet and  that Soto has been traded to... Read more »

Cubs acquire RHP Randall Delgado for Ryan Dempster. Maybe.

Cubs acquire RHP Randall Delgado for Ryan Dempster.  Maybe.
UPDATE  2:47 PM: David Kaplan, who has been all over this, quotes a great source that says deal not official yet.  Ryan Dempster also tweeted the following, “THERE IS NO TRADE dont know where this info came from! In a deal that developed rather suddenly, the Cubs have acquired 22 year old RHP Randall Delgado... Read more »

Cubs Den Rumor Thread 7/16 Update: Red Sox want Dempster, but wary of Theo's knowledge of system

Cubs Den Rumor Thread 7/16 Update: Red Sox want Dempster, but wary of Theo's knowledge of system
As you all know, I was out of town yesterday so I’m trying to catch up a bit.  Here’s a couple of nuggets to get the rumor mill fired up today…. 5:00 PM: Buster Olney tweets that the Red Sox are aggressively pursuing Ryan Dempster but that one of the hurdles is Theo Epstein’s knowledge... Read more »
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Cubs Rumor Mill: 10 teams to scout Dempster; Jays open for business with Garza a possible fit.

Cubs Rumor Mill: 10 teams to scout Dempster; Jays open for business with Garza a possible fit.
Update (10:10 a.m.):  Jon Heyman is reporting that the Dodgers and Cubs are talking both Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza.  The Dodgers are seen as the favorites to land Dempster and Heyman lists the AL East contenders (Red Sox, Yankees, Blue Jays, and possibly the Orioles) as all having interest in Garza. Personally, I don’t... Read more »

Cubs Notes and Rumors: Dempster, LaHair, Soriano, Almora, Darvish

Cubs Notes and Rumors: Dempster, LaHair, Soriano, Almora, Darvish
As we anxiously await the draft signing deadline (July 13th)  and the non-waiver trade deadline (July 31st), here are some whispers from around the league… Ryan Dempster very badly wants to pitch on Sunday before the All-Star break.  ”I think they trust me”, said Dempster.  That would certainly accelerate the process of showcasing, and eventually,... Read more »

Braves scouting Garza; Soriano's value, and notes on Rizzo, Candelario

Braves scouting Garza; Soriano's value, and notes on Rizzo, Candelario
Some news and notes to help get through an off day for the Cubs… David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution states that the Atlanta Braves are now looking for pitching after Brandon Beachy’s devastating season ending injury and names Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster as possibilities.  The Braves are in the thick of the NL East race,... Read more »
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Last goodbye for Dempster?

Last goodbye for Dempster?
Gail Fischer of Comcast Sports took this great picture of Ryan Dempster and some close friends having an icy cold beverage and seemingly looking wistfully on Wrigley Field for the last time. Combined with the conversation seen recently with Theo Epstein and Ryan Dempster in the stands and Dempster’s moved up start, could it be... Read more »