Monday, July 23, 2012

Dempster Apparently To Braves, If Not Cubs; Dodgers Not Mentioned

The latest on Ryan Dempster, once a coveted piece for the Dodgers: Rather than ending up with the Los Angeles, whose discussions shifted in recent days to teammate Matt Garza, Dempster may be off to another playoff contender in Atlanta:

Ryan Dempster could be a member of the Atlanta Braves in the near future. But the highly coveted pitcher claims he's staying put in Chicago.

The Braves and Chicago Cubs are closing in on a trade that would send Dempster to Atlanta, sources told ESPN.com.

The deal, a source told ESPN.com MLB Insider Keith Law, would send Atlanta right-hander Randall Delgado to Chicago in exchange for Dempster.

But Dempster refuted the deal on his foundation's official Twitter account: "THERE IS NO TRADE dont know where this info came from!"

Stay tuned, all-caps fans.

UPDATE 4.34p: Braves and Cubs have reached agreement, though it's not live yet. And Jon Heyman says it's still 50-50.

Oh, and the YankMes have picked up Ichiro, for prospects. Wow.

1 comments:

Eugenio's Streak said...

Ichi went to the yanks