Dodgers “Very Unlikely” To Trade For Ryan Dempster

Ryan Dempster allowed four runs in six innings against the Cardinals last night, an outing that is not likely to hurt his trade value. Yesterday we heard that the Dodgers, Tigers, Nationals, and Cardinals all have some level of interest in the right-hander while the Red Sox are likely out. The Cubs want one or two young arms in exchange for their vetreran ace, but it's unclear if he'll waive his no-trade clause to switch leagues. Here are today's Dempster rumors with the latest up top…

  • Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Dempster sweepstakes is currently down to the Braves, Nationals, and Cardinals
  • The Dodgers are "very unlikely" to trade for Dempster according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). They prefer not to trade prospects for a rental, making Matt Garza a more logical target.


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77 Comments on "Dodgers “Very Unlikely” To Trade For Ryan Dempster"


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johnsilver
2 years 11 months ago

I will be sooo glad when Dempster is finally moved.

No offense to the great site and all guys :-)

Edit:

As long as it isn’t with a “B” on his cap :-(

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JoeCroninAndRonSanto
2 years 11 months ago

How about the the birds? I know its not their logo anymore but…

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Natsfan89
2 years 11 months ago

So that leaves who? Tigers and Nationals? I imagine how Lannan performs today will have a big impact on whether or not the Nats make a move for Dempster.

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BrocNessMonster
2 years 11 months ago

I imagine one start won’t matter too much…

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Natsfan89
2 years 11 months ago

It will if Lannan gets shelled.

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BitLocker
2 years 11 months ago

Do the Dodgers even have a farm to get Matt Garza?

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Dodgersarelife
2 years 11 months ago

All you guys are uninformed, the dodgers may have the worst farm of position players around but the farm is a top 5 pitching one. Zach Lee, Eovaldi, De la Rosa all in top 100 last 2 years. Guys like Gould and Reed will be in top 100 next year. Ethan Martin is a potential #2, and Webster #3. So yes, if a team wants pitching and only pitching we can give them TONS.Hitting side will be very good in a year or 2. Corey Seager may be one of the best 3rd base prospects in the minors, Yasiel Puig has tons of potential, and players like Alex Santana and JOc Pederson of showing signs of being top hitting prospects. Please study someones farm before making assumptions

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mlbscout6
2 years 11 months ago

While the Dodgers’ farm system isn’t quite as barren as the op suggested, it is one of the weakest in the league. Of the guys you listed, the only ones I have any faith in are Reed and Martin.

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sdsuphilip
2 years 11 months ago

I like Gould a lot more than Martin, he easily has the stuff as a top of rotation guy but his mechanics need work. Reed’s a solid safe middle rotation arm.

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Dodgersarelife
2 years 11 months ago

Gould’s mechanics are terrible and for his size he does not throw nearly hard enough.

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Dodgersarelife
2 years 11 months ago

Zach Lee is legit in my opinion. I like Reed a lot and think he is a #3. Lee may not be the #1 people though he was but he at worst is a solid solid starter with a strong frame, a future guy who will go 200 innings and keep the team in the game. Martin has the best stuff and is becoming one of the top prospects in the system this year, yet a guy like Webster since his return from the bullpen is more of a sure thing from a starters stand-point.

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mlbscout6
2 years 11 months ago

Perfectly valid opinion. Just thought I’d give my 2 cents.

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sdsuphilip
2 years 11 months ago

The only way Martin is a 2 is if he magically fixes his control, he is more likely to be in the pen than be a front of rotation starter. Dodgers have a below average farm. Seager is good but there are quite a few 3B better than him. Joc Pederson is legit but the rest of the position players have huge question marks.

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Dodgersarelife
2 years 11 months ago

His celling is a 2, if he fixes his control, although I believe Reed is the real deal as a starter. Seager is not the best right now, but once castellanos is gone Segear may very well be the best, the kid is a pure hitter only 3 so in 46 ab.

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sdsuphilip
2 years 11 months ago

I’m not sure if you are being sarcastic or not, do you really think Seager is a better prospect than Matt Davidson, Javier Baez (he will end up at third), Anthony Rendon, or Mike Olt? Cause he isn’t close in terms of prospect status. Also a small sample size of 46 AB’s in rookie ball won’t help or hurt anyones prospect status but he hasn’t shown any power and has only 3 SO’s is probably a negative thing as it suggests he is a slap hitter. But in 46 Ab’s any number of things can be shown that are really false.

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Dodgersarelife
2 years 11 months ago

Not now, but i have hope(biased) that he will be one of the best 3rd base prospects in the league. Only 18 and those guys would have already hit their rookie status. And yes, only 3 SO’s is impressive for a guy who is a senior in high school playing against superior pitching, so this small sample size is a valuable stat to me because he was drafted out of HS nearly 2 months ago. That is impressive by any means. No he is not a slap hitter please read the scouting report that projects him to have 25-30 plus home runs. I am not saying Seager is the greatest thing ever but he is likely to surprise a lot of people.

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2 years 11 months ago

Dodgers would be better served using that young pitching to get offensive help.

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2 years 11 months ago

Lee isnt even a #2 and he is best prospect in Dodgers system. Very projectable, very much a #3 type. Doesnt mean he isnt valuable, just that he is not a top of the rotation pitcher.

Neither Martin nor Webster have upside anything above middle to back of rotation. Unless Martin can overcome serious control problems he may never make it as a starter in the majors. He spent most of last season as a reliever.

Webster keeps flip flopping between starting and the bullpen. Not a #3 that is for sure. Both are in 2nd season at AA and with such a shallow farm system that is not a good sign.

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2 years 11 months ago

No they don’t.

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esasc4
2 years 11 months ago

who wants to trade 2 prospects for 2 months of pitcher who just got shelled?

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slyfox1908
2 years 11 months ago

Exactly. The statement that last night’s outing is unlikely to hurt his value is clearly false. It’s already turned one team off to him.

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asovermann
2 years 11 months ago

It’s crazy to assume one start would turn away a team.

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asovermann
2 years 11 months ago

False, every pitcher has a bad start every once in a while. It makes no difference in his trade value. Look at Greinke’s last two starts, both were terrible.

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Ausome7
2 years 11 months ago

Not Verlander

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asovermann
2 years 11 months ago

Verlander has had 6 less than desirable starts this year, not counting the all star game.

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cubs223425
2 years 11 months ago

So 1 start convinces teams to look past the previous 14, where he was leading ALL OF BASEBALL in the ERA department (FIP notwithstanding)? He’s been a consistent 3-win pitcher (bottoming out at 2.8 last season, with 2008’s 5.2 the peak), and if he gets in about 26 starts, he shoudl be around 4 wins this season.

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Red_Line_9
2 years 11 months ago

By this logic, every team should be vying to obtain Tommy Milone from the A’s because he held the Yankees scoreless and struck out 10 last night.

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asovermann
2 years 11 months ago

No they would be because Tommy Milone is a solid pitcher, hes never going to be a top of the rotation arm but he is as solid as solid can be for a #3 or #4. He always hits his spots and has fantastic control of his pitches.

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Red_Line_9
2 years 11 months ago

That’s my point in not basing judgements on one outing. Small sample size. I used Milone because I watched him pitch last night. He’s solid and has the makings of a nice #3-4 guy like you say. Could have used other pitchers variably. Love them A’s

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asovermann
2 years 11 months ago

Same here, they really are a good story this year. I can’t wait to see what Dan Straily could do in that roto as well.

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Red_Line_9
2 years 11 months ago

I wouldn’t mind seeing Suzuki dealt. The second wild card seems to be shaking up the trade deadline from years past.

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Shel K
2 years 11 months ago

he wasn’t exactly “shelled” – he had one bad inning, the first – after that settled down for 4 runs over 6 innings. Not a great outing but not something that will totally change people’s minds about him. everyone knows he’s not going to sustain an ERA of 1.86. And scouts also look at maturity, how does a guy regroup after he’s been rocked for an inning – in that sense he probably helped his cause more than hurt it.

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BitLocker
2 years 11 months ago

Oh boy, gave up 4 runs to a team who’s no pushover. Sure does negate the 0 runs he allowed in his previous 5 starts.

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Nuth88
2 years 11 months ago

Dwight Howard, Chicago Cubs V.1?