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  • Braves, Cubs agree on deal involving Dempster

    The Cubs and Braves agreed Monday on a trade that will send right-hander Ryan Dempster, the Major League ERA leader, to Atlanta, a source confirmed to MLB.com.

    Highly regarded rookie right-hander Randall Delgado could potentially head to Chicago in return.

    The 35-year-old Dempster, who totes a 2.11 ERA, is in the final season of a four-year, $52 million contract and can be a free agent after the season. The two-time All-Star has won 10 or more games in each of the past four seasons and is 5-4 this year. He has recorded a quality start in 10 of his 15 outings and has surrendered more than four runs in just one appearance.

    The Braves signed Delgado, a native of Panama, as an amateur free agent in 2006. The 22-year-old is 4-9 with a 4.42 ERA.

    The Cubs, 38-56 entering Monday's action, are expected to be major sellers before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Atlanta, on the other hand, sits 3 1/2 games behind Washington for the National League East lead. The teams split a four-game set at Nationals Park over the weekend. The Braves hold a half-game edge over the Dodgers for the second NL Wild Card spot.

    Earlier this season, Atlanta lost promising young starter Brandon Beachy to Tommy John elbow surgery. The 25-year-old had posted a 5-5 record and 2.00 ERA in 13 starts prior to being shelved for the year. Atlanta recently took a flier on veteran Ben Sheets, who has delivered a pair of scoreless, victorious outings since joining the staff.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...s_mlb&c_id=mlb

  • #2
    I guess this takes Atlanta out of the Zack Grienke race.
    The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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    • #3
      I get no joy or sorrow from this...as a cubs fan i have lost the ability to "feel"

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      • #4
        4 hours later, the deal isn't official. It's still debatable whether Dempster would accept the trade, because the Braves want him to sign an extension.

        Plus, I don't even like the trade, period. He's almost gauranteed to regress and the Cubs get five years of Randall Delgado potential plus a second player, which I've heard as well.
        46 wins to match last year's total

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        • #5
          If Randall Delgado is so "highly regarded," why is Atlanta willing to trade him for a two-month rental? Are they just trying to go all in, or are they already giving up on him? Sorry if I sound paranoid, it just seems that the Cubs rarely get anything good when they trade off their veterans.
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          • #6
            Dempster is saying he wasn't traded
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            • #7
              Originally posted by ian2813 View Post
              If Randall Delgado is so "highly regarded," why is Atlanta willing to trade him for a two-month rental? Are they just trying to go all in, or are they already giving up on him? Sorry if I sound paranoid, it just seems that the Cubs rarely get anything good when they trade off their veterans.
              What do you mean??? The trade of lou brock worked out well for the cubs

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cap78 View Post
                What do you mean??? The trade of lou brock worked out well for the cubs
                True, it eliminated any potential conflict in left field, as Billy Williams was a much better player.
                Last edited by ian2813; 07-23-2012, 04:38 PM.
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                • #9
                  The "Dumpster" will be hopefully be an affectionate nickname, if he is indeed traded.

                  Not holding my breath though. Oswalt was supposed to be traded the Cardinals, but it didn't happen.
                  Chop! Chop! Chop!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cap78 View Post
                    What do you mean??? The trade of lou brock worked out well for the cubs
                    The Cubs trading away Ivan DeJesus worked OK...Larry Bowa was incredible as a 56 year old SS.
                    Oh, and that Ryan Sundberg wasn't too bad, either.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
                      The "Dumpster" will be hopefully be an affectionate nickname, if he is indeed traded.

                      Not holding my breath though. Oswalt was supposed to be traded the Cardinals, but it didn't happen.
                      Are they going to change the name of Dempster Street back if the traitor leaves after such a great honor???
                      "If I drink whiskey, I'll never get worms!" - Hack Wilson

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dude Paskert View Post
                        Are they going to change the name of Dempster Street back if the traitor leaves after such a great honor???
                        Ha, they actually have that in Chicago?
                        Chop! Chop! Chop!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
                          Ha, they actually have that in Chicago?
                          There's a Dempster Street in the north suburbs of Chicago (which existed long before Ryan Dempster came to the Cubs), but I wasn't aware that the actual city named a street after him, unless it was an honorary thing.

                          Either way, I think Dude Paskert was joking, as Dempster got traded and therefore wouldn't be a "traitor."
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ian2813 View Post
                            True, it eliminated any potential conflict in left field, as Billy Williams was a much better player.


                            i think brock played cf for the cubs
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 9RoyHobbsRF View Post
                              i think brock played cf for the cubs
                              Yeah, but considering what a poor defender he was, keeping him in center field long-term would've been a bad idea.
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