Dodgers Interested In Ryan Dempster

The Dodgers are "definitely interested" in Ryan Dempster, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports (on Twitter). The Cubs are expected to consider trade offers for Dempster, a free agent after the season.

As Knobler points out, the Dodgers were interested in Dempster two years ago, but the right-hander preferred to stay in Chicago. Dempster has full no-trade protection as a player with ten and five rights, yet he understands that the Cubs may look to move him for controllable players. The Cubs are open to retaining Dempster long-term and have discussed the possibility with the 35-year-old himself.

Dempster has started 11 games this year and owns a 2.31 ERA with 7.7 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9 in 74 innings. He'll earn $14MM this season before hitting free agency. If a trade is completed, the acquiring team won't be able to obtain draft pick compensation should Dempster sign elsewhere for the 2013 campaign.


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30 Comments on "Dodgers Interested In Ryan Dempster"


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vtadave
3 years 25 days ago

Would love to see Dempster in Dodger blue, but would love even more if he could hit and play third base.

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dodgerskingsfan
3 years 25 days ago

we’ll find somebody for that. but you can’t have enough pitching.

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milburn26
3 years 25 days ago

The Cubs should throw in Ian Stewart.

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jammin502
3 years 25 days ago

Demp and Kemp?  Sounds like marketing genius!  What do the Dodgers have to offer for him?  I guess Zach Lee might be a starting point and/or Chris Reed?  I have been a fan of Jerry Sands, who now seems to be buried in the Dodgers depth chart.  Could be a good piece for the Cubs if they trade away Soriano.

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cubs223425
3 years 25 days ago

I think asking for Lee (who is seen as the Dodgers’ #1 prospect in some circles, if not most) is too much, but I gues it couldn’t hurt to try. Sands might not really fit with the Cubs either, since they have Soriano (not really a roadblock), Campana, DeJesus, Jackson, LaHair, and Rizzo at the 1B/OF positions.

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baseball52
3 years 25 days ago

Eovaldi might be a fit.

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cubs223425
3 years 25 days ago

If they want to, I’m fine with it, haha.

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baseball52
3 years 25 days ago

Hell if they really want to give up Lee, I won’t complain.

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vtadave
3 years 25 days ago

They don’t…

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ThinkBlue10
3 years 24 days ago

No, he’s not a fit…

Guest
3 years 25 days ago

colletti has historically traded away his best minor league pieces for average to below average players like casey blake and octavio dotel. i shutter to think what the cubs could extract from him if the dodgers actually had a surplus of minor league talent. i could see some combo of webster, tolleson, martin, withrow, sanchez, or peterson for dempster. zach lee is out of the question for sure. one name that scares me is garret gould. i could totally see colletti trading six potential years of garret gould for 3 months of ryan dempster.    

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3 years 25 days ago

 Typically?  Aren’t you just saying Carlos Santana (who btw, is DH’ing as much as catching)..the guy hitting .225 with 5 HRs?  He is a .240 hitter in the Major’s through his first 1000 AB’s.

What other “top” minor league pieces has he traded?  Here are the  minor leaguers traded by the Dodgers by Ned:

AZ – Tony Abreu
ATL – Willy Aybar
BAL – Steve Johnson, Josh Bell, Dana Eveland
BOS – Trayvon Robinson, Bryan Morris, Andy LaRoche, Eric Hull
CHI – Brett Wallach, Kyle Smit, Blake DeWitt
CWS – Justin Fuller, Thomas Perez
CLE – John Meloan, Carlos Santana
KC – Lucas May, Elisaul Pimente, Juan Rivera (not the one on the roster), Blake Johnson, Julio Pimentel, Jarod Plummer,
NYM – Chin-lung Hu, Steve Schmoll
OAK – Antonio Perez (and got back Ethier)
PIT – Andrew Lambo, James McDonald
SDG – Eduardo Perez, Michael Watt
SF – Travis Denker
TB – Sergio Pedroza, Joel Guzman, Justin Ruggiano, Dionar Navarro, Chuck Tiffany, Edwin Jackson
WAS – Luis Garcia, Victor Garate, Jhonny Nunez

The only players in that list that have played much atr the MLB level are Abreu, Aybar, DeWitt, Santana, McDonald, Navarro, and Jackson.

Santana has upside, as does McDonald.  Jackson has been up and down.

I think Ned gets a bad rap.  He DIDN”T trade Kemp, Ethier, Kershaw, or Billingsley.  All of those have done much better than any he did trade away.

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IdontknowwhyIpostonforums
3 years 25 days ago

Whoa now!  Hold off on the facts and reason.  That is too much for the Colletti bashers to handle. 
 You are coming dangerously close to sounding like you know what you are talking about.

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Sky14
3 years 25 days ago

Morris and LaRoche went to the Pirates. I believe the reason people are negative towards Colletti is his willingness to trade top prospects for guys with little upside like aging vets with expired deals. Santana, Mcdonald, Lambo, Trayvon Robinson, Joel Guzman, Edwin Jackson, Josh Bell are examples of the type of prospects he has dealt. Some haven’t panned out but that’s how it goes with prospects. He should have got more for these players. Imagine if he got the players Detroit did from Arizona for Edwin or if LA had Mcdonald in the rotation with Santana behind the plate. The results of trading Santana led to later trading Robinson for a lower upside catcher to bolster depth. He seems to lack patience with high upside talent.

Also, Billingsley has not done much better than Mcdonald or Santana.

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Jorden
3 years 25 days ago

 If the Cubs aren’t going to extend him and the Dodgers won’t get draft picks, no chance we give up Lee for 7m rental of Dempster.

I’d like to see the Dodgers take on all 7m+ remaining and offer a much lower package than Lee + company.

Guest
3 years 25 days ago

I think Zach Lee might be a bit high to start with, start with Sands and see what develops.