How about Dempster, Garza, and friends for the entire Albuquerque team
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Well, here's the deal...what do you value more?
1. Whatever crap prospects the Dodgers are now going to give the Cubs due to lack of leverage;
2. One year of Dempster for $12.5MM;
3. The comp round pick.
If 2. and 3. are about equal then they have to present the qualifying offer. I'm of the opinion that the pick or Dempster for an extra year is worth more than whatever the Cubs would get back at this point. I guess it depends on how much a team is willing to give up for Shields or Greinke, but there ya go. At this point I think they're probably working on a Garza trade (that hasn't been leaked, herp a derp) and putting Dempster on the back burner.
I still say, I don't have any issue w/ Dempster utilizing his 10/5 rights...I have an issue w/ him saying he wants to do whatever will help the Cubs, then when the right deal presented himself, he dicked us over. fuck that.
I'd boo if I were there tomorrow.
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QB - M, Ryan (1)
RB - A. Foster (2)
WR(x3) - A. Johnson (4), D Thomas (6), M. Wallace (9)
TE - H. Miller (19)
OT(x2) - J. Bushrod (10), R. Reiff (16)
OG(x2) - D. DeCastro (14)
OC - B. Meester (20)
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DE(x2) - C. Johnson (5), M. Wilkerson (15)
CB(x2) - M. Claiborne (8), D. McCourty (11)
S(x2) - M. Barron (13), B. Pollard (17)
LB(x3) - C. Matthews (3), N. Bowman (7) B. Wagner (12)
Sad thing to all of this, I remember an angry outcry when Dempster had the nerve to exercise his option this past winter. I don't recall what side of the issue I found myself on, though I think I didn't like it. Dempster was a B rated SP, and would have brought back a Comp-B pick if the team offered arbitration, and I'm pretty sure I was hoping things would go that route. I wasn't upset he exercised his option, but I thought it would be an option that would come back to haunt the team. Little did I suspect it would turn out to be true out in this way.
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Dempster's next start should be on Tuesday (or Monday if Garza can't go and they want to keep him on the five day schedule) and that game is broadcast on WGN. It's also a night game. Basically if Dempster pitches that game, then the trade offers were probably pure crap.
idk if this was posted in here yet... to many posts to read through, but
•The Cubs offered to send Dempster to the Dodgers straight up for right-hander Allen Webster, but the Dodgers turned it down, writes Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. People briefed on the talks say the Dodgers have thus far offered a couple of lesser prospects who may project as relievers instead. It now seems that the Dodgers are more interested in Matt Garza than Dempster.
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