Report: Cubs Discussed Parameters of a Deal with Ryan Dempster’s Agent

According to a report from Bruce Levine, “the agent for free agent pitcher Ryan Dempster has had conversations with the Cubs about a possible return to the Cubs.” The Cubs have not made an offer according to Levine’s sources but money and length of a contract has been discussed.

Ryan Dempster rejected a two-year, $26 million offer from the Royals and is looking for a three-year contract with an AAV in the $13 million range.

Ryan Dempster is represented by Craig Landis and LSW Baseball’s client list includes Brandon McCarthy.

Updated 8:35pm CSTAccording to the Sun-Times, the report of Cubs-Dempster talks grossly misrepresented their nature. The Sun-Times reported negotiations are not happening and a reunion implausible.

Ryan Dempster has been linked to the Red Sox, Angels, Royals and Brewers in recent days and the Cubs including no-trade language in a contract for Dempster could be a sticking point according to Levine.

The Cubs have a policy of not including no-trade clauses or no-trade protection in contracts under Theo Epstein.

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  • cubs1967

    nate schierholtz; welcome and excuse us if we call you Brian or Lahair by accident……enjoy the bleachers dude; only thing to look at on this team.

    • Ripsnorter1

      Utterly stupefying.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Updated 8:35pm CST – According to the Sun-Times, the report of Cubs-Dempster talks grossly misrepresented their nature. The Sun-Times reported negotiations are not happening and a reunion implausible.

    • Aaron

      Is that really surprising? I’m not saying that you think that personally, just saying in general.

      Once Levine’s buddy left (Hendry), all he’s done is randomly throw crap against the wall, hoping it sticks. First it was the wild Garza trade predictions, then Byrd, then Dempster and Soriano late last year, and now it’s Dempster again this year. He’s been so off-base under the new regime, while under Hendry, he was often times correct…..which shows you that Hendry was his buddy, feeding him information.

      Anyway, that’s my takeaway. I found it very humorous that Wittenmeyer called him out on it.

      • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

        Gordon did not pull any punches. That is two agent planted stories in the last six days by my count …

  • cubs1967

    considering feldman and baker were assured to start; no way Dempster would be coming back to chitown; sounds like a ploy by his agent to get the 3rd year from some team.
    good luck ryan…….aramis did great last in milwaukee; don’t forget that.