Paul Maholm on possibility of Pirates trading for him

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Paul Maholm was asked about rumors the Pirates may be interested in him last night in Pittsburgh and he had this to say: “It would be ironic to leave as a free agent and then they wanted me back. There are rumors, and we will see how it turns out. My next two starts are against them. It should be …

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Dempster/Braves trade is 50/50

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According to Jon Heyman, the Braves and Ryan Dempster trade is 50/50.  The Ryan Dempster-Braves trade is now said to be "50-50,'' according to one person familiar with the talks. The deal, as proposed, was going to send top Braves pitching prospect Randall Delgado to the Cubs. "It could happen, or it could blow up,'' another person said. It isn't clear what the …

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Braves close to acquiring Ryan Dempster

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According to Jon Heyman, the Braves are close to acquiring Ryan Dempster. #braves appear close to getting dempster — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 23, 2012 dempster has a no-trade. but as @Ken_Rosenthal said, #braves believed high on list. not likely to demand extension — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 23, 2012

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Cubs weighing Dodgers trade offer for Ryan Dempster

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The Cubs are weighing an offer they have received from the Dodgers for Ryan Dempster.  ST. LOUIS — Ryan Dempster is still scheduled to start against the Cardinals on Friday night for the Cubs, who are considering the latest offer from the Dodgers for the right-hander. According to's Ken Gurnick, the Dodgers have made an offer, but they won't …

Zach Lee won’t be traded for a rental like Ryan Dempster

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The Dodgers top prospect, and the midseason #49 prospect (Baseball America) Zach Lee won't be traded for a rental according to Ken Rosenthal. Sources: #Dodgers pitching prospect Zach Lee will not be in a deal for a rental such as #Cubs' Dempster. Dodgers need offense more than SP. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 20, 2012

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Dodgers propose trade for Ryan Dempster

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Bruce Levine is reporting that the Cubs have received a trade proposal for Ryan Dempster though the specifics are unknown.  CHICAGO — The Los Angeles Dodgers have proposed a trade for Chicago Cubs starter Ryan Dempster, a baseball source told The Cubs have been clear their top priority on the trade market is adding young pitching. It is unclear whether …

TRADE ALERT! Cubs Complete Trade With Boston Red Sox!!!

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OMG! OMG! OMG! This is the most exciting thing ever!!! Cubs acquire relieve Justin Germano from Boston for cash; Jairo Asencio designated for assignment. Coleman scratched from Iowa start. — Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) July 19, 2012 OK, maybe it's not so exciting.  But Coleman is probably heading to St. Louis, which probably means something is actually going to happen with …

Red Sox interested in Matt Garza

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The Red Sox aren't interested in Ryan Dempster, but remain interested in Matt Garza.  The Red Sox maintain interest in Matt Garza, but they're officially out on Ryan Dempster, Jayson Stark of reports (on Twitter). The Cubs are working to trade Dempster, the MLB leader in ERA. Stark's colleague, Buster Olney, reported today that the Red Sox are more …