Tuesday July 17th, 2012

Ryan Dempster's time in Chicago could be coming to an end. According to a tweet from ESPN's Jayson Stark, the Cubs are looking to trade the starter in the very near future.

https://twitter.com/jaysonst/status/225293726287806464 Dempster, 35, has spent the past nine season with the Cubs and owns a 5-3 record with a 1.86 ERA as a starter in 2012. Dempster is also riding a 33-inning scoreless streak, which will likely increase his value in trade negotiations - likely a big part of the reason why the Cubs would like to part with him so swiftly.

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