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 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. 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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