Here’s the latest from Joel Sherman, Less than 1 hr to deadline and Yankees ownership not presented with any $ to consider yet on Dempster. Again logistics For Dempster to get to Yankees, commissioners office would also have to OK more than $1M exchanging hands. Just not lot time for all this.
Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are standing their ground. He points out that they have made deals without moving any of top 7-8 prospects. The Dodgers are refusing to move any of them for rental like Dempster. He says the Dodgers haven’t given up yet, the staredown continues.
The Dodgers are working on two major deals. Dodgers seem to have backup plan(s) in case Dempster talks went south. Pursuing starting pitching on multiple fronts, tweets Kevin Goldstein.
Yankees, Rangers, Dodgers in on Dempster. Dempster has told the Cubs he will approve a trade to all three, tweets Bruce Levine.
Dempster has given all indications he would accept trade to Yankees, as well as Dodgers, if trade proposal comes his way, tweets Bob Nightengale.
Just now from Jim BowdenÂ Cubs source just told me that a Dempster deal to Dodgers NOT done and that Dempster opened up to other teams & they are working hard w 1 now
The deal is not done yet, other teams could still be involved. Almost at the two hour mark.
MLB Network just suggested multi-player deal coming with Cubs and Dodgers, might include Allen Webster.
Jim Bowden says the Dodgers are getting Dempster. Dodgers dotting final I’s and crossing of T’s. Bowden also says Giants ownership stretching budget to make Pence acquisition work….new ownership with Dodgers being felt hard in SF and they are adjusting.
Ken Rosenthal is tweeting the Dodgers remain focused on Dempster and want him even if they add another pitcher. Also looking at hitters, too. Say what?! Hitters, Dempster and another pitcher? Wow.
Dempster is scheduled to start tonight, of course I am pretty much thinking the trade deadline is going to throw a wrench into that gear.
Jayson Stark tweets that a Victorino trade would also mean Soriano won’t be attached to any Dempster trade to LA. They preferred Victorino all along anyway.
David Kaplan is reporting that the Dodgers remain very much in play for Dempster. However, nothing is close at this time.
Jon Heyman tweets that contrary to reports the Yankees are no longer in on Dempster.
In hopes of keeping all of the Ryan Dempster rumors organized, I am starting a new thread that will cover all of the rumors. All the newest rumors will be on top. Hopefully Ned Colletti is close to putting this nail biter behind us, otherwise can we please move on already?